Silverchair (1992-present): a Grunge band from Newcastle, Australia.
tarted by school chums Daniel Johns (vocals/guitar) and songwriting partner Ben Gilles (drums), along with Chris Joannou (bass) Silverchair started by winning a national talent contest and got their Tomorrow track played on major US alternative radio stations. Released as a single in the summer of 1994, it scaled the domestic charts making them overnight sensations. The next two singles followed the same path until the release of their debut album Frogstomp (1995) riding the grunge tide to the top of the US charts and resting at 9, while in England they got a foothold at 49. Freakshow (1997), likewise, was a success making 12 US/38 UK By the time Neon Ballroom was released in 1999 to a 50 US/29 UK they had lost much of their metallic roots and replaced them with more string based tunes, all the same their formula seemed to be working now at the height of their career.