The Poor Boys

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The Poor Boys
OriginDarwin, NT
GenresHard rock
Years active1986 - 1994
Associated actsBlackseed, Lump, BB Steal, The Poor
Past membersAnthony Skene, Matt Whitby, Craig Ridsdale, James Young, Julian Grynglas, Mark Davis, Warren Reid

Band Members

  • Final Line-Up
    • James Young (drums)
    • Julian Grynglas (guitar)
    • Skenie (Anthony Skene) (vocals)
    • Matt Whitby (bass)
  • Former Members
    • Mark Davis (drums) 1986 - 1992
    • Warren Reid (guitar) 1990
    • Craig Ridsdale (guitar) 1988 - 1990

Band Information

The Poor Boys formed in Darwin in 1986, growing out of a covers band formed by Skenie and Craig Ridsdale straight out of high school. By 1991 the band's line-up had settled as Skenie, Matt Whitby, Julian Grynglas and Mark Davis and The Poor Boys moved to Sydney, almost immediately going an a US tour with The Angels. Ex-BB Steal drummer James Young replaced Davis in 1992 and The Poor Boys released Rude, Crude & Tattooed soon after. In 1993 the band's second EP was released and they supported Alice in Chains and Suicidal Tendencies in October. With recording completed on their debut full-length album, The Poor Boys changed their name to The Poor in March 1994.



1992 Rude, Crude and Tattooed Epic
1993 Underfed Epic