Needing to solve his economic woes, he flew to Japan to work as a host and ended up stripping for a (very good) living. They loved him in Tokyo and after three months, he had enough money to return to Byron with the goal of putting together a new band.

On arrival back in Oz, with a renewed passion for writing and performing along with a clear vision for his life, Kurtis again dedicated his time to soul work “I was writing my arse off” he says. Hooking up with Murray Burns, a producer Kurtis had admired since his heyday with Mi-Sex, they started experimenting in the studio and without a single other musician on board, booked himself a gig in “The Back Room” of The Great Northern Hotel in Byron.

“Sam Shine (lead guitarist) had just moved up from Sydney, Brook Rees (bass) came along and before you know it, we had a band”. Although 16 musicians participated in the recording of the album including Vanessa Baker (backing vocals), these three guys are the guts of the band. “They’re my brothers” Kurtis says

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