Mi-Sex - Airlie Beach Festival of Music 2022



In 1979, Mi-Sex dropped the multi-platinum and award- winning debut LP, Graffiti Crimes. Featuring the hit singles ‘But You Don’t Care’ and ‘Computer Games’, Mi-Sex Graffiti Crimes rode the collision of punk, rock, dance and disco to the top of the charts in Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Austria and South Africa. The LP became the catalyst for an entirely new era in music and fashion - New Wave. ABC’s Double J embraced New Wave and Mi-Sex became regular guests on Countdown, which saw the group shoot to No1 with Computer Games before they rounded out the decade with its landmark performance at the Sydney Opera House, revered by those of the day as the ‘Concert Of The Decade”. Early the following year, Mi-Sex ‘Graffiti Crimes’ scooped the 1980 TV Week / Countdown Music Awards with 4 gongs; Best New Single (Computer Games), Most Popular Single/Album (Computer Games), Best New Talent (Mi-Sex) and Best Production (Peter Dawkins / Computer Games). Reformed and reimagined to honour the 40th anniversary of the group’s Debut LP ‘Graffiti Crimes’, Mi-Sex new wave features founding members Don Martin (bass) and Murray Burns (keys and synth) with Steve Balbi (vocals) and James Van Cooper (guitar) and Jordan McDonald (drums).