Stars got together in Adelaide around '74 '75 , all coming from around the same neighbourhood and basically fallin together through a love of similar music taste, ie. Free, Deep Purple etc
After a short while supporting bands from interstate, Dingoes, LRB etc and starting to write their own songs , Beeb Birtles of LRB recommended Stars to Michael Gudinski of Mushroom Records who promptly signed them instigating a move to Melbourne.
Stars friend Andy Durant joined the band with a collection of his own songs which formulated their sound from Rock Boogie to more Country Rock and the first album was released going gold.
After the release of Stars second album "Land Of Fortune" a live album "1157" and 3 years of constant touring a decision was made to end Stars and sadly shortly after Andy died from a melanoma .
In 1980 the star studded "Andrew Durant Memorial Concert" was staged at the Palais Theatre in St Kilda, featuring the members of Stars, Renee Geyer, Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss, Don Walker, Richard Clapton and many more of the cream of Australian artists who are still recording and playing to this day, a live recording of the show was released to much acclaim and promptly went gold.
After over 35 years Stars returned with the original line up featuring Mick Pealing on vocals and guitar, Mal Eastick on guitar, Roger McLachlan on bass and Glyn Dowding who was replaced by Erik Chess early 2019 on drums and featuring Nick Charles on guitar.
A new Album “Boundary Rider” is released in 2018 mainly written by Mick & Nick with 3 early Stars songs recorded in the studio for the first time.
2020 brings a brand new album “One More Circle Round The Sun” featuring new songs written by Mick Pealing and Nick Charles.
Early 2023 brought about the retirement from Stars, founder of the band Mal Eastick who was replaced by Australian blues guitarist Geoff Achison along with legendary pedal steel player Ed Bates. A new single ( One More Try) was released around this time.
With this six piece lineup audiences can expect the music from Stars’ 3 studio albums "Paradise", “Land Of Fortune" 2018’s “Boundary Rider”, “The Andrew Durant Memorial Concert" and “One More Circle Round The Sun”