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"INXS" (pronounced "In Excess") is an Australian rock group. The band was formed in 1977 and comprised of the late Michael Hutchence (lead vocals), Andrew Farriss (guitar and keyboards), Tim Farriss (b. August 16, 1957, in Perth, Western Australia, Australia) (lead guitar), Jon Farriss (drums), Garry Gary Beers (bass), and Kirk Pengilly (b. July 4, 1958, in Kew, Victoria, Australia) (saxophone and guitar). On September 20, 2005, Canadian singer J.D. Fortune became the band's new lead vocalist after a twelve-week competition on the CBS reality show ''Rock Star: INXS''.


INXS began under the name ''The Farriss Brothers'' but the band changed it in 1979, just prior to the release of their self-titled d├ębut album in 1980, ''INXS'', which featured "Just Keep Walking".

Its follow-up, 1981's ''Underneath the Colours'' (produced by Richard Clapton), became a hit-album in Australia.

In 1983, their third album, titled ''Shabooh Shoobah'', was released successfully worldwide. The single "The One Thing" brought them their first top 30 hit in America, while "Don't Change" became a staple in the set list of college rock bands who played the frat circuit. The album ...

years active 1977–present
origin Sydney, Australia
status Active
music genre Dance, New Wave (music)
current members J.D. Fortune
Tim Farriss
Andrew Farriss
Kirk Pengilly
Garry Gary Beers
Jon Farriss
past members Michael Hutchence
Jon Stevens
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