Chris Doheny has carved himself a unique place in Australian rock history.
Chris was the lead singer for Australian band Geisha between 1983 and 1988. After signing with EMI Records for the World in 1984, Geisha scored 8 Australian Top 10 singles between 1985 and 1987, reaching number 1 on the charts with the song "Kabuki".
After the break-up of Geisha, Chris was comm-issioned to write for notable Australian acts such as Daryl Braithwaite ("Edge" album), James Blundell, and Lee Kernaghen, as well as international artists Terri Nunn (Berlin) and Andrew Ridgley (Wham).
In the late 1980's, Chris also worked with Australian writer-producer Chong Lim on the soundtrack to an ABC made-for-television film titled "Street Angels".
In 1991 Chris released a mini-album antitled "All The Young Dudes" which was later followed by the formation of a new band, Dragonfly, with Craig Harnath (ex. Kids In The Kitchen) in 1993. Dragonfly achieved Australian chart success scoring two Top 10 singles - "River of Love" and "Black Money".
In 1994, Chris' voice was again heard across the airwaves when he was selected to perform the lead vocal for the theme to the Channel 9 Footy Show, "More Than A Game". The song appeared on the album of the same name the following year.
Chris released another solo single in 1997 entitled "Can You Hear The Rain?" and was also commissioned to work with Working Dog Productions on the DVD & Video of "The Castle".
In 1998 EMI records approached Chris to compile a Geisha "best of" CD. Chris went in to the studio to clean up and digitize the tracks and EMI released an album that year titled "The Very Best Of Geisha". Chris took this opportunity to do some showcase gigs with Geisha which were hugely successful.
In 2005 Chris was approached by American label "Almacantar Records" to distribute the Geisha catalogue in the States. This went so well that Chris travelled over to do some shows during the American summer of 2007.
2012 see's Chris recording a much anticipated Chris Doheny solo album.
The first single to be released from Chris's solo album is a Foo Fighters cover "Times Like These"
Currently Chris is finishing up work on Geisha’s 9th Album “Dysphasia” due for release 2013/14 while also preparing for the release of the Chris Doheny self-titled solo album due for release October 2014 both through “Diamond Dog Records”
Chris has also been producing an album for young Melbourne duo “Tricking Emma” for Diamond Dog Records.
With a new solo single “Heroes” about to be released
And his studio project ‘Demolition Crew’ with David Briggs of Little River Band fame also releasing their first single ‘The Real Deal’
Chris looks set for a busy year ahead!
To see some of Chris’ many television performances please go to these links