Finch/Contraband

Finch/Contraband

Sydney based Rock band from 1973 - 1979

Finch: 1973 - 1978

Contraband: 1978 - 1979



Finch/Contraband has 14 known members

Name Instruments Period
Graham Kennedy Guitar, Vocals 1973 - 1979
Owen Orford Owen Orford Vocals 1973 - 1979
Peter McFarlane Peter McFarlane Drums 1973 - 1978
Bob Spencer Bob Spencer Guitar 1973 - 1977
Tony Strain Tony Strain Bass 1973 - 1977
Gary Quince Guitar 1973 - 1976
Chris Jones Chris Jones Guitar 1975 - 1977
Sam Mallet Guitar 1976 - 1978
David Hinds Guitar, Vocals 1977 - 1979
Mark Evans Mark Evans Bass 1977 - 1979
Graham Thompson Bass 1977 - 1978
Sketa Pereira Guitar 1977 - 1978
Barry Cram Drums 1978 - 1979
Matthew Hughes Organ

Finch/Contraband discography - 15 recordings

Cover Title Type Release Year First Charted High Pos.
Out Of Control B/W And She Sings by Finch/Contraband Out Of Control B/W And She Sings
Single 1973
Drouyn - Soundtrack by Finch/Contraband Drouyn - Soundtrack
Album 1974
Thunderbird by Finch/Contraband Thunderbird
Album 1976 31/05/76 69
Short Changed Again B/W One Nighter by Finch/Contraband Short Changed Again B/W One Nighter
Single 1976 04/04/77 53
Stay B/W Roses by Finch/Contraband Stay B/W Roses
Single 1976
Where Were You B/W Leave The Killing To You by Finch/Contraband Where Were You B/W Leave The Killing To You
Single 1977 13/02/78 25
Long Live The Evolution The Best Of Double Jay Rock 1540 by Finch/Contraband Long Live The Evolution The Best Of Double Jay Rock 1540
Album 1977
That’s Your Way B/W Dreamer by Finch/Contraband That’s Your Way B/W Dreamer
Single 1977
One More Time B/W Mean Machine by Finch/Contraband One More Time B/W Mean Machine
Single 1977
Nothing To Hide by Finch/Contraband Nothing To Hide
Album 1978 20/02/78 37
Nothing To Hide B/W Foolin' by Finch/Contraband Nothing To Hide B/W Foolin'
Single 1978
Nothing To Hide by Finch/Contraband Nothing To Hide
Album 1979 21/05/79 71
Contraband by Finch/Contraband Contraband
Album 1979 21/05/79 71
Gimme Some Lovin' B/W C-61 by Finch/Contraband Gimme Some Lovin' B/W C-61
Single 1979
Rainin' Again B/W Too Drunk To Know by Finch/Contraband Rainin' Again B/W Too Drunk To Know
Single 1979

13 Known Gigs for Finch/Contraband

Date Venue City
Last Picture Show, Cronulla. NSW Sunday 30th June 1974 Last Picture Show Cronulla, NSW
Wednesday 26th February 1975 El Toro Hotel Warwick Farm, NSW
Manly Vale Hotel, Manly Vale. NSW Friday 28th February 1975 Manly Vale Hotel Manly Vale, NSW
Manly Vale Hotel, Manly Vale. NSW Saturday 1st March 1975 Manly Vale Hotel Manly Vale, NSW
Saturday 8th March 1975 Hurstville Rivoli Hurstville, NSW
Saturday 8th March 1975 Hornsby Police Boys Club Hornsby, NSW
Hordern Pavillion, Moore Park. NSW Sunday 22nd June 1975 Hordern Pavillion

Supporting: Skyhooks

Moore Park, NSW
Wednesday 2nd July 1975 Albury City Hall Albury, NSW
Bombay Rock, Brunswick. VIC Saturday 26th August 1978 Bombay Rock Brunswick, VIC
Thursday 14th June 1979 Waurn Ponds Hotel Geelong, VIC
Friday 15th June 1979 Southside Six Hotel Moorabbin, VIC
Saturday 16th June 1979 Sandown Park Hotel

Evening show

Noble Park, VIC
Station Hotel, Prahran. VIC Saturday 16th June 1979 Station Hotel

Afternoon show

Prahran, VIC