an interview with steve balbi - ex noisworks, mi-sex - pt2
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Steve Balbi played bass in the hit-making Australian band Noiseworks, and was also in Electric Hippies along with fellow Noiseworks member Justin Stanley.
Steve first began performing live in a band with his cousins called The Apaches, who performed 'Fox on the Run' on the TV Talent show 'Pot of Gold' in 1976.
He was a voice double in the film Moulin Rouge! as well as the voice of "Magic Carpet Ride" for Network Ten's 2003 station ID. Awards he has received for his work with Noiseworks include three ARIA Double Platinum records and three ARIA Gold records.
In the mid to late 70's, prior to Noiseworks, Steve was the bass guitarist for a blues/funk rock band called Rupert B. He also had a 5 year stint with Kevin Borich.
In 2006 Steve began a new original project - Move Trees - with Scott Aplin, Pete Skelton and Doug Aplin. In 2007 Move Trees joined Noiseworks on the road during their tour.
26 October 2009 saw the latest Solo release from Steve, "I Found You", out on UK label Foundry Records.
He is now fronting, recording and contributing to writing with a newly reformed Mi-Sex.
Since 2003, Steve has also been a founding lead vocalist with the CCEntertainment series of concerts that celebrates the music of Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles and Led Zeppelin.