- For the name, see Wright.
were a one-off Australian rock music
". They consisted of Nic Cester
), Chris Cheney
(of The Living End
), Davey Lane
(of You Am I
and The Pictures
) and Pat Bourke
(of Dallas Crane
). They are named after Australian music legend and former Easybeats
frontman Stevie Wright
, and original performer of the song-trilogy "Evie" which was the group's feature song.
Their first and only single was a cover version of Stevie Wright's song "Evie", an 11 minute song consisting of three parts. "Evie (Pt 1)" was first performed at the ARIA
awards in 2004
. They performed the whole trilogy live for the first time at the Sydney Cricket Ground
as part of WaveAid
, and it was released as a single in February 2005
. "Evie (Pt 1)" featured Nic Cester as the vocalist, while Pts 2 and 3 featured vocalists Bernard Fanning
and Phil Jamieson
The profits for the single were donated to Stevie Wright and the Salvation Army to improve drug and alcohol rehabilitation, as well as the Red Cross for the tragic 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.
The single debuted at #2 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart on the week of 2005-03-07.
The Wrights made a one-off reunion at 'Roosistence', a concert organised by Australian musician Tim Rogers
(of You Am I
) in a bid to avoid the relocation of the Kangaroos, an Australian Rules Football
club currently situated in Melbourne, which is under pressure from the AFL
to move to the Gold Coast
. They played Rose Tattoo's
famous resilient song, "We Can't be Beaten" (from their album Scarred for Life
) alongside other Australian acts including You Am I
, Tex Perkins
, Something For Kate
, Mick Thomas
and Rob Clarkson.
"Evie" Part 1 - "Let Your Hair Hang Down"
"Evie" Part 2 - "Evie"
- Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger) - Vocals
- Warren "Pig" Morgan - Piano
- Harry Vanda (Easybeats) - String Arrangement
"Evie" Part 3 - "I'm Losing You"
- Produced by Harry Vanda and Glenn Goldsmith
- Mixed by Daniel Vandenberg.