(Bands from Perth, Australia)
The Marigolds played a great mix of jangly 1960’s pop and garage rock with a smattering of country thrown in. They were lead by Jamie Parry, who would go on to sing in The Neptunes among other bands, and although the lineup would change, the other regular band members were Mark Hemmery (lead guitar and harmonica) and Dean Graham (rhythm guitar).
The original lineup also included one of Perth’s busiest drummers, Martin Moon, who has played or helped out in numerous great bands including The Neptunes, DM3, The Chevelles, The Feends, The Summer Suns, King Wasabi and probably dozens more.
The Marigolds played many excellent gigs from the mid to late 1980s, often with The Holy Rollers or The Waltons and they briefly toured east.
They released a couple of 7” vinyl singles during their original incarnation and a cassette when they reformed in the late 1980s, with production assistance from Dom Mariani and Kim Williams. These recordings were compiled on a CD release Wild!.