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Silverchair
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Alternative Name Innocent Criminals
The George Costanza Trio
Short Elvis
Group Members Daniel Johns Ben Gillies Chris Joannou
Past Group Members Ben Gillies
Chris Joannou
Daniel Johns
Music Genre (Text) Grunge
post-grunge
art rock
alternative rock
Music Genre Alternative Rock
Pop/Rock
Origin Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Year(s) Active 1992 (1992)–2011 (2011) (hiatus)
Record Label Murmur
Sony
Epic
Eleven
Atlantic
Official Websites chairpage.com
Associated Acts The Dissociatives
The Mess Hall
Tambalane
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Silverchair were an Australian rock band, which formed in 1992 as Innocent Criminals in Merewether, Newcastle with the line-up of Ben Gillies on drums, Daniel Johns on vocals and guitars, and Chris Joannou on bass guitar. The group got their big break in mid-1994 when they won a national demo competition conducted by SBS TV show Nomad and ABC radio station, Triple J. The band were signed by Murmur, and were successful on the Australian and international rock stages.

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