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The Monitors was an Australian pop band of the early 1980s. They were primarily a studio group which involved a collaboration between Mark Moffatt and Terry McCarthy, featuring various vocalists.

Their biggest single was "Singin' In The '80s" which was released in 1980 and reached #16 on the Australian singles charts. The song was co-written by Moffat and McCarthy, with Kim Durant providing the vocals on the chorus. The video featured Gayle & Gillian Blakeney lipsyncing the vocals, the sisters went on to become television hosts on children's television show Wombat and actresses on television soap opera Neighbours. The video for the song famously featured the singers in the makeup used by pop group KISS.

Mark Moffatt has performed as a guitarist with other artists and bands. He is also a music producer and engineer who has worked with such artists as The SaintsRichard ClaptonTim Finn,Renee GeyerMondo RockMental As AnythingJimmy and the BoysJenny Morris and Melinda Schneider.

Terry McCarthy went on to became a successful advertising executive.

Ricky Fataar went on to become a music producer.

Members[edit source | editbeta]Edit

  • Mark Moffatt - engineer/producer,guitar, guitar synthesiser, pedal steel, bass, sequencer, trigger programming
  • Terry McCarthy - lead vocals, background vocals, guitar, synthesiser
  • Ricky Fataar - drums, percussion, acoustic guitar, synthesiser, piano, organ, lead and background vocals

Discography[edit source | editbeta]Edit

Singles[edit source | editbeta]Edit

  • "Singin' In The '80s"/"Nautilus" - Festival (FK 7908) (1980) AUS #16
  • "Nobody Told Me"/"Wishful Thinking" - Festival (K 8226) (March, 1981) AUS #32
  • "Who Did You Think It Was"/"Midnight Club - Festival (K 8841) (1982)
  • "Having You Around"/"Last One to Know" - Festival (K 8954) (December, 1982)

Albums[edit source | editbeta]Edit

  • Back From Their Recent Illness - Festival (L 37890)(1982)
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