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Who are you?
The Frocks: Marny – vocals, Maria – vocals, Lisa – lead
guitar, Louise – bass and backing vocals, Di – keyboard
and rhythm guitar.
How did you all meet?
It was a balmy November night back in 1989. We all
bumped into each other at a club called Moulin Rouge
and Maria had decided that being Jessie’s girl was just
not enough. Diane had just tried out for a role as a roller
girl in a place where nobody had dared to go … Xanadu.
Marny was sick of hanging out with all the boys in town
and Lisa had just come back from Waterloo. Then Louise
arrived and said, “Hey, who wants to go down to Devil
Gate Drive and play some funky music.”
What was your musical objective?
To frock the world by playing other people’s songs that
were already written, popular – and take the credit for
Why ‘The Frocks’?
Frocks equals ‘F’ for female plus ‘rock’. (Lisa)
What are your musical influences?
We each have our own different influences which is why
we think we all work so well together. It ranges from AC/
DC to Pink to E.L.O to Stevie Wonder and the Breeders.
It depends on which of us you ask. (Marny)
Are you really the only 100% lesbian band in
Well that’s the million dollar question. (Marny)
What can a girl expect from a Frocks experience?
Well, she can expect to leave satisfied, that’s for sure,
with a spring in her step, a catchy tune in her head and a
bunch of phone numbers in her back pocket. (Di)
Tell us about your project ‘frockstar’.
Frockstar is karaoke with a kick. Contestants get to
rehearse with the band and then perform a chosen
song live on stage competing against other frockstar
wannabees. The next frockstar takes home $2500. We
think that’s something to really sing about. (Maria)
Do you all get on well or is there tension
5 women and 1 mirror…You do the math. (Marny)
What’s been the ultimate frocks gig so far?
Oh, it’s got to be performing the closing number at Sleaze
2005, to over 7000 people. What a buzz! (Maria)
If and when you get famous what will be on the
Private masseurs (Di)
All you can eat desserts.....yummy! (Maria)
Body doubles for when we eat too much dessert.
Ha ha ha ha – yeah (Louise)
5 shot glasses and a bottle of cheap $7 sherry. (Lisa)
Do the Frocks have a plan for pop world lesbian
Uh-uh, doubt it – we are too used to cheap sherry. But
we would like to get some originals out there soon so we
are writing at the moment.
What are your favourite cover songs?
Well each of us has our own fave. Marny likes anything
by PINK. Lisa likes all the cover songs that everyone else
either doesn’t know, doesn’t like, or both! Louise likes
all the funky songs. Di doesn’t actually have a favourite
because we don’t let her pick any covers. Maria likes all
the rock songs. (Louise)
Weirdest lesbian groupie/fan story.
We love all our fans and we thought we had one groupie
because he was at all the shows, but six months later he
was still in the same chair and in the same clothes. (Di)
Where can we see you play in November?
Frockstar is on every Sunday night at the Newtown Hotel,
174 King St, Newtown from 7pm onwards (free entry).
The finale for Frockstar is on Saturday December 23 from
7pm till late at the Newtown Hotel.
Check our website for any other venues and dates
Main: from right, Lisa,
Maria, Louise, Marny and Di;
Above: Maria in action.
THEY ARE A RARE
COMMODITY: AN ALL-
LESBIAN BAND. AND
THEY WANT YOU TO
COME PLAY WITH THEM!
THE FROCKS CAUGHT
UP WITH LOTL.
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