The 80's lunch

The Voice Of Reason Is Having A Birthday. No Lie.


Singer and frontman for Noiseworks, Jon Stevens, is 58 on the 8th of October.

Born in New Zealand, Jon joined his first band while still at Uni and released his first solo album in 1980.

He moved to Australia the following year and released a self titled album but it flopped.

In '83 he formed The Change with guitarist Stuart Fraser, who became Noiseworks in '86.

The band's self titled debut album spawned the hits No Lies, Take Me Back and Welcome To The World.

The group's follow up album in '88, Touch and the single of the same name continued the sucess of the band.

Hot Chille Woman off the band's third album Love Versus Money became one of their biggest hits.

Noiseworks split in '92 and Jon played the role of Judas in the stage show Jesus Christ Superstar.

Jon joined INXS in 2000 but left in 2003 to concentrate on his solo career and later formed the group The Dead Daisys.

Aside from the three Noiseworks albums, Jon has released ten studio albums and worked with the likes of David A Stewart, Kate Ceberano and Vanessa Amorosi.

Photo credit: Jon Stevens. Ralph Carr Management.