Brian Mannix burst on to the Australian music scene in a blaze of ‘Pop Punk’ glory as the lead singer of 1980s band Uncanny X-Men, and in 2006 performed in the Countdown Spectacular and at the 2006 AFL Grand Final. Uncanny X-Men are known for their hits such as “The Party”, “How Do You Get Your Kicks?”, “50 Years” and “Everybody Wants to Work”.
Mannix is also known for his television work appearing as a regular on the ABC1 television quiz show Spicks and Specks, also Channel 7’s Dancing with the Stars as a contestant and as a regular on Australian cultural icon, Hey Hey it’s Saturday.
The Androids brought their own brand of Pop Punk to the early naughties and had a huge international hit with Do It with Madonna, followed by two more top 20 hits and touring the world playing to packed houses as headliners and as support to PINK (performing 40 sold-out stadium shows in 2007), KISS, The Darkness and many more.
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.