"Silverchair" is one of Australia’s most successful contemporary rock bands. The group has had more top twenty hits during the last decade than any other local artist and they have sold over six million albums worldwide.
*Daniel Johns (vocals, guitar)
*Chris Joannou (bass)
*Ben Gillies (drums)
The members of Silverchair were all born in 1979 and grew up in the Newcastle surf suburb of Merewether. Singer/guitarist Daniel Johns and drummer Ben Gillies started playing music together at primary school and schoolmate Chris Joannou later joined on bass. In the group’s early days they were called Innocent Criminals and their repertoire consisted mainly of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath songs they had learned from their dads' old record collections.
The trio played many shows around the Hunter Valley region in their early teens. They got their big break in mid-1994 when they won a national demo competition called “Pick Me” (conducted by the SBS TV show “Nomad” and alternative radio station Triple J) with a song called "Tomorrow". Triple J recorded the song, while SBS filmed the video clip.
At this stage the band c...
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|current members|| Daniel Johns|