After a short while supporting bands from interstate, Dingoes, LRB etc and starting to write their own songs , Beeb Birtles of LRB recommended Stars to Michael Gudinski of Mushroom Records who promptly signed them instigating a move to Melbourne.
Stars friend Andy Durant joined the band with a collection of his own songs which formulated their sound from Rock Boogie to more Country Rock and the first album was released going gold.
After the release of Stars second album "Land Of Fortune" a live album "1157" and 3 years of constant touring a decision was made to end Stars and sadly shortly after Andy died from a melanoma .
After over 35 years Stars are back with the original line up featuring Mick Pealing on vocals and guitar, Mal Eastick on guitar, Roger McLachlan on bass and Erik Chess replacing Glyn Dowding on drums early in 2019 and featuring Nick Charles on guitar.
The music of Stars is mainly written by Andy Durant and Mal Eastick, it's rock/country with a hard edge and a touch of soul.
Audiences can expect the music from our 2 studio albums "Paradise" and Land Of Fortune", “The Andrew Durant Memorial Concert" and the 2018 album “Boundary Rider “ which was mainly written by Nick and Mick who have also written the music and words to a new album “One More Circle Round The Sun”