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OriginAdelaide, SA
GenresHard rock
Years active1981 - 1988
Associated actsAC/DC, BB Steal, Heaven, Almost Human, Tough Luxury, Black Label
Past memberssee left

Band members

  • Final line-up
    • Craig Csongrady (vocals)
    • Kevin Pratt (guitar)
    • Warren Mason (guitar)
    • Peter Heckenberg (drums)
    • Peter Waterank (bass)
  • Former members
    • Rob Demartino (drums) (1987)
    • Mark Evans (bass) (1986)
    • Laurie Marlow (bass) (1985)
    • Joe Tatts (drums) (1983 - 1985)
    • Pete Sutcliffe (guitar) (1983 - 1985)
    • Scott Ginn (bass) (1983 - 1985)
    • Allan Bryant (drums) (1983)


Adelaide, SA, 1981

Band information

Boss was a flashy Sydney (by way of Adelaide) hard rock and metal band with a melodic sound characterised by Csongrady's high-pitched wails and Pratt's spitfire guitar work. The band built a solid reputation which led to an international deal with RCA and supports to the likes of Iron Maiden, Twisted Sister and Dio. Step On It was recorded using a drum machine with Tatts joining before it was released. The album sold strongly in Europe but met with little domestic success and the band was eventually dumped by the label. Line-up changes ensued and a failed US bid spelt their doom. Csongrady was briefly considered as a replacment for Kevin Dubrow in Quiet Riot before Boss re-formed as BB Steal in 1988.



1984 Step On It RCA


1984 Strange Games RCA
1985 Dancin' Queen RCA
1985 Cry Cry RCA
1986 Shake It RCA

Compilation track:

Year Track Title Album Title Label
1988 "(Kick Ass) Rock N Roll" Metal Madness Concept