Garry Beers - Bass
Garry Beers was born in Sydney, Australia and is bass player and founding member of Australia’s iconic rock-band INXS.
INXS sold over 45 million records, amass a wealth of awards including multiple MTV and Aria (Australia) awards and multiple Grammy nominations. Theywould become one of the world’s greatest live acts, selling out legendary venues such as Wembley Stadium, Texas Stadium and multiple nights at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and the Hammersmith Odeon.
Garry’s bass playing has always been a major part of INXS’ sound forming a strong heavy groove orientated rhythm section with Jon on drums and Andrew on keys and guitar.
On a break after INXS’ masterpiece, KICK (which included the hits; Need You Tonight, Never Tear Us Apart and New Sensation), Garry formed an Australian supergroup called Absent Friends. The band recorded a hit album co written and produced by Garry that yielded the Aria award winning number one hit song, “Nobody But You”, sung by Wendy Mathews. They performed extensively around Australia’s east coast over the next 12 months and supported INXS on their European leg of the “X” world tour.
Garry then built the famed ‘Mangrove Music Studios’ at his property north of Sydney - writing, producing and recording both for himself and artists such as Silverchair, Eskimo Joe, Something For Kate and Grinspoon.
Garry moved to Los Angeles in late 2006, INXS had just recorded the album Switch with new singer JD Fortune. This album included the hits; Pretty Vegas and Afterglow and would become a platinum seller.
The band played sold out shows until 2011, where after a short break, they returned with Irish singer and friend Ciaran Gribbin , who would front the band until it retired from live performance in late 2012.
Garry and Ciaran became fast friends and song writing partners on the road with INXS andjoined forces to form the new supergroup ‘Stadium’. Stadium have been writing and recording a new record for release in late 2016 to coincide with live performances.
Photo credit: Ant Ritz