Project Description

Cold Chisel

For a generation of Australian music fans, Cold Chisel are the Aussie pub rock band who broke the mould and whose songs are celebrated as anthems. Cold Chisel formed in Adelaide during October 1973. They began their career playing suburban gigs as a hard-rock covers band before settling in Sydney three years later. They worked hard at making a name for themselves, building a reputation as a dynamic live act and growing their fan base by performing night after night in pubs and clubs up and down the east coast.

Seven of their studio albums have reached the Australian top five and four of their singles made the top 10. At the ARIA Music Awards of 1993 they were inducted into the Hall of Fame. In 2001 Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA), listed their single, “Khe Sanh” (May 1978), at No. 8 of the all-time best Australian songs. Circus Animals was listed at No. 4 in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums (October 2010), while East appeared at No. 53. They won The Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music at the APRA Music Awards of 2016


Jimmy Barnes – Vocals
Don Walker – Piano/Keyboard
Ian Moss – Guitar/Vocals
Phil Small – Bass
Charley Drayton – Drums

Previous Member:
Steve Prestwich – Drums (1954-2011)


Aussie Rock