The Orphans

The Orphans

The Orphans were a band from Melbourne , from late 1980 till July 1983.

Usually played around Melbourne 4/6 nights per week, and regularly toured interstate.

They recorded 2 singles "HOP SKIP JUMP" and "BIG RONNIE" on Rough Diamond Records with DAVID BRIGGS (ex LRB)producing.

"Hop, Skip, Jump" charted in Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide.

Those songs also appeared on some compilation Albums "THE HEAT'S ON" and "HITWAVE 82" and another song "SEE YOU" appeared on a European Album called "AUSTRALIA POWER POP " total sales for all that were over 200,000 copies.



The Orphans has 6 known members

Name Instruments Period
Michael (Bridy) Bright Guitar 1980 - 1983
Alex Burns Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica 1980 - 1983
Cres Crisp Keyboards, Vocals 1980 - 1983
Alexis Batsch Bass 1980 - 1983
Jimmy Logan Drums 1980 - 1983
Ian Whiteside Bass 1983 - 1983

The Orphans discography - 2 recordings

Cover Title Type Release Year First Charted High Pos.
Big Ronnie
Single 0
Hop, Skip, Jump
Single 1982 08/03/82 47

3 Known Gigs for The Orphans

Date Venue City
Monday 8th February 1982 Grainstore Tavern Melbourne, VIC
Stardust Hotel aka Sweethearts, Cabramatta. NSW Friday 16th July 1982 Stardust Hotel aka Sweethearts Cabramatta, NSW
Sunday 8th August 1982 Mainstream Rock Melbourne, VIC