Peter Oxley

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Peter Oxley
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsBass guitar
Years active1975–1998
LabelsMushroom
Closer
Phantom
Shock
Mighty Boy
Associated actsWooden Horse
Jerry and the Jets
Golden Syrup
Shy Impostors
The Sunnyboys
The Sparklers
Dopplegangers
Flathead
The Aints!
WebsiteSunnyboys Official website

Peter Oxley was the bass player for 1980s Australian pop-rock band The Sunnyboys.[1][2]

He is credited with writing two songs with The Sunnyboys: "The Stooge"[3] (from the 1984 album Get Some Fun) and "You Don't Need Me"[4] (from the 1983 album Individuals), he also co-wrote "Let You Go", from the group's 1981 self-titled debut album with his brother Jeremy.[5]

The older brother of Sunnyboys front man Jeremy Oxley, Peter later teamed with their sister Melanie Oxley in her band The Sparklers.[1][2] Peter lives in Newtown, Sydney, working at the gourmet pizza restaurant he owns and manages.

In 2017, Peter joined Ed Kuepper's revival of The Aints! for a series of shows playing material from Kuepper's earlier band, The Saints. Following the tour, the band recorded an album of songs originally written around the time of The Saints, and followed this with another tour in late 2018.

Discography[edit]

Albums with (The Sunnyboys : 1980–84, 92 & 98)[edit]

  • The Sunnyboys' - Mushroom (1981)
  • Individuals - Mushroom (May 1982)
  • Get Some Fun - Mushroom (1984)
  • Real Live Sunnyboys - Mushroom (1984)
  • Days Are Gone - Closer (1984)
  • Plays The Best - Mushroom Records (July 1991)
  • Shakin: Live August 1991 - Phantom Records (1992)
  • This Is Real: Singles/Live/Rare - Feel Presents/Shock Records (20 September 2004)

Albums with (The Sparklers : 1985-1989)[edit]

  • Persuasion - Mighty Boy (October 1988)

Albums with (The Aints! : 2017-2018)[edit]

  • The Church of Simultaneous Existence - ABC Music (2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Magnus Holmgren (ed.). "Sunnyboys". Australian Rock Database. Magnus Holmgren. Archived from the original on 20 February 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2010.
  2. ^ a b Nimmervoll, Ed. "Peter Oxley". Howlspace. White Room Electronic Publishing Pty Ltd. Retrieved 22 March 2010.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ ""Stooge" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 23 March 2010.
  4. ^ ""You Don't Need Me" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 23 March 2010.
  5. ^ ""Let You Go" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 23 March 2010.