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Band members

  • Final line-up
    • Quinn Gardner-Kane (vocals)
    • Glenn Millen (keys)
    • Michael Richardson (bass)
    • John Hull (drums)
    • Robert Dexter (guitar)
  • Former members
    • Frankie Bazar (sax) (1991)
    • Jade Burton (vocals) (1990)


Melbourne, VIC, 1990

Band information

Defryme was a Melbourne band offering a cross between funk and metal with a sound like Faith No More mixed with Red Hot Chili Peppers' heavy moments. Early line-ups included a sax player and a female backing vocalist. Defryme's output was solid if not particularly original. Geared toward a mainstream audience, the band won a contract with BMG.

The debut album cracked the Top 40 and a blistering and somewhat convincing cover of LL Cool J's 'Mama Said Knock You Out' was a minor hit but the interest wasn't sustained and the band drifted apart. Gardner-Kane recorded a track for the AC/DC tribute Fusebox in 1996 as what was intended as the first recording for an ongoing project but subsequently disappeared without a trace.



1994 Pure Killer BMG


1992 Therapy MDS
1993 God Inside a Man BMG
1993 Pure Killer BMG
1993 Momma Said Knock You Out BMG
1994 Sanity BMG


1992 Stylo Curiae MDS