The Boys

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The Boys
Also known asThe Rockhouse Corporation, Boyschool
OriginPerth, WA
GenresHard rock
Years active1980 - 1988
LabelsParole, Festival
Associated actsBaby Animals
Past membersFrank Celenza, Tony Celiberti, Camillio Del Roio, Lino Del Roio, Troy Newman, Eddie Parise

Band members

  • Last known line-up
    • Camillo Del Roio (guitar)
    • Lino Del Roio (guitar)
    • Frank Celenza (drums)
    • Eddie Parise (bass)
    • Troy Newman (vocals) d. Mar. 1997
    • Tony Celiberti (keys)


Perth, WA, 1980

Band information

The Boys was a lightweight pop-metal outfit from Perth that originally formed as the Rockhouse Corporation in 1977. The group was highly popular on its local circuit at the beginning of the 80s, finding chart success with a series of singles between 1980 and 1983. While their music was far from the heaviest, at the height of their popularity they supported Iron Maiden in 1982.

The original band (which went through numerous changes there is insufficient data on to list here, but always featuring the Del Roios) split in 1984 but reformed with the line-up above in 1987. Ex-Extremists vocalist Troy Newman was 17 at the time.

In 1988, The Boys changed name to Boyschool but then split up. Celenza and Parise joined Baby Animals the following year. Newman moved to Sydney and found moderate success as a solo performer, scoring a Billboard hit with the single "Love Gets Rough" and the album Gypsy Moon in 1991. He released a second album in 1996 before succumbing to depression and committing suicide in March, 1997.



1981 The Boys Festival
1982 Inside the Cage Festival


1980 You Better Move On Parole
1981 Hurt Me Babe Parole
1981 Woah Woah Woah Festival
1982 Don't Say No Festival
1983 Lonely Dreamer Festival