Friday, 5 November 2010
The Candy Harlots at the Kardomah Cafe!
Candy Harlots History
Candy Harlots were formed in 1987 in Sydney by guitarist Ron Barrett (aka Ron B. Gypsy; ex-Glam Savages), drummer Tony Cardinal (ex-What??!!, Soggy Porridge), guitarist Marc De Hugar, vocalist Mark Easton (ex-Suicide Squad, Kelpies, Soggy Porridge, Glam Savages) and bass guitarist Nick Szentkuti (ex-Glam Savages). Szentkuti spent six months as bass guitarist, he was followed by Scott Millard (ex-The Faith) and then Leeno Dee (ex-Roxx).
The band developed an underground following around Sydney and were offered a recording deal with Virgin Records after three shows but their manager turned down the offer. The contract was not signed until the band had got out of their management deal four years later. They played in suburban Sydney pubs, with their main venues at the Kardomah Cafe in Kings Cross and the St James Tavern in the city. Candy Harlots secured support slots with The Cult, Cheap Trick, Divinyls, The Angels, Sunnyboys, Danish rock band D-A-D and Kings of the Sun.