The Badloves are an Australian band formed by frontman Michael Spiby, originating in Melbourne, Australia in 1989. The band is famous for hits including “Lost”, “Green Limousine”, “Slave”, “Caroline” and a cover of “The Weight” with Jimmy Barnes. The Badloves have released a number of studio and live albums as well as EP’s, won three ARIA awards and two Australian Music Awards and toured internationally.
The line up includes front-man and founder Michael Spiby (lead guitar and lead vocals), Jeff Consi (drums), Adam Rigley (keys) and Stephen ‘Irish’ O’Prey (bass), returning to the fold after two decades.
The band originally comprised of Michael Spiby (lead guitar and lead vocals), Ian Whiteside (bass), John Perosa (drums) and Michael’s brother John Spiby (keyboards) and used two working titles The Badloves and DC3, both coined by Michael. DC3 soon gave way to the more ‘retro’ moniker The Badloves.
A native New Yorker Jeff has been playing drums for nearly 40 years, being exposed to recording studios from a young age after following in his father’s footsteps as a drummer. Joining The Badloves in May 2016, Adam has been in the music industry for the last 15 years performing as a keyboardist and vocalist and has recorded and toured extensively whilst also working as a songwriter with numerous artists. ‘Irish’ the band’s bass player and Michael go way back having toured Europe together in the late 80’s and early 90’s.
The Badloves have recently released a live album titled Raw Honey in August 2016 (engineered and mixed by multi-ARIA award winning sound engineer Doug Brady) recorded at Melbourne’s Caravan Club on February 14th 2016.
After numerous line-up changes over the years, fans agree the band has never sounded better and The Badloves continue to enjoy a loyal fanbase, touring venues and festivals all over the country. Inspired by the past, The Badloves are a band that’s very much focused on the future.
Current Members include;
Michael Spiby – Stephen ‘Irish’ O’Prey – Jeff Consi – Adam Rigley