Ironhorse began performing in 1980 and within four years it had won a reputation as one of Adelaide's most devoutly supported acts. When the band released it's first self financed album in 1986 it became an enduring chart hit. The pressure from fans and venue owners ensures that this distinctly Australian band will not fade into the history books.
The band set attendance records at their live performances and also surprised the critics when their debut album “Lost Weekend” soared up the commercial airplay charts with a Number 5 album locally and number 54 on the National Charts (Kent Report).
Through constant touring throughout Australia this band earned a reputation nationally and shared the stage as support to a variety of International musicians – BB King, Deep Purple, Joe Walsh, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Johnny Winter & Canned Heat.
After a ten year span key member David Stone left for a spell and Ironhorse took a break.
The rest of the members continued to tour under the name of “The Hurricanes” and eventually released an Album under the guise of “Cosmic Desert” with good friend James Burchell on main vocals. Later during the recording of a second album David Stone returned to contribute on the new album. Inevitably Ironhorse was reborn and the band has appeared under both the Cosmic Desert and Ironhorse banner since. More recently the band has reverted back to the Ironhorse flag. (The second Ironhorse album was never released)
The band performs a limited number of shows these days showcasing their earlier songs along with new tunes which they believe helps to keep the “stomp” in their performances. Sellout shows continue to prove this band will not fade away.
Members of Ironhorse:
David Stone- Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica & Vocals,
Shaun Pilkinton – Guitar & Vocals,
John Yacka – Drums,
Kevin Perks – Bass Guitar & Vocals.
Past members were:
Bret Hann - Bass Guitar 1980 - 1983 ,
Peter Beeby - Keyboards 1983 - 1995,
Mr. Glen - Keyboards 1995 -2005
The Iconic "Lost Weekend " Album can be purchased from the Shop & Cart page on this website. keep up with the latest on Ironhorse on their facebook page Ironhorse Band Australia.
Contact Ironhorse via email : .au