Paradise Motel, The

Also known as Paradise Motel
Members of Paradise Motel, The: Andrew Hazel, Campbell McDonell Shaw, Charles Bickford, Mark Austin (3), Matthew Aulich, Matthew Bailey, Merida Sussex, Tim O'Shannassy
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.the-paradise-motel.com/, http://www.myspace.com/theparadisemotel

Discography of Paradise Motel, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Reworkings 7 Audio 1999-09-27 Infectious Records
2 Watch Illuminum 4 Audio 1998 Infectious Records
3 Please Keep Me Safe 6 Audio 1997 Infectious Records
4 Heavy Weather 4 Audio 1997
5 Some Deaths Take Forever 6 Audio 1996 Infectious Records
6 Hollywood Landmines 3 Audio 1999 Infectious Records
7 Bad Light 5 Audio 1996 Infectious Records
8 Still Life 12 Audio 1996
9 Watch Illuminum 2 Audio 1998 Infectious Records
10 Hollywood Landmines 3 Audio 1998 Infectious Records
11 Left Over Life To Kill 7 Audio 1996 Infectious Records
12 Flight Paths 12 Audio 1998-06-04
13 Flight Paths 12 Audio 1998 Infectious Records
14 Calling You 3 Audio 1997-01-00 Infectious Records
15 Left Over Life To Kill 6 Audio 1996 Infectious Records
16 I Still Hear Your Voice At Night 11 Audio 2011-01-29 Left Over Life To Kill
17 Flight Paths 12 Audio 1998 Infectious Records
18 Hollywood Landmines 3 Audio 1998 Infectious Records
19 Calling You 2 Audio 1997-01-00 Infectious Records
20 Thumbelina 2 Audio 1997 Les Martin Records
21 Calling You 4 Audio 1997 Infectious Records
22 Australian Ghost Story 9 Audio 2010-06-11 Left Over Life To Kill
23 Lee's Trees 3 Audio 1999 Infectious Records
24 Derwent River Star 4 Audio 1998
25 Flight Paths 5 Audio 1998 Infectious Records
26 Drive 4 Audio 1999 Infectious Records
27 Aeroplanes 3 Audio 1998 Mushroom
28 Left Over Life To Kill 10 Audio 1997 Infectious Records
29 Flight Paths & Reworkings 19 Audio 1999 Infectious Records
30 Left Over Life To Kill (Specimen Songs From The Forthcoming Album) 4 Audio 1998 Infectious Records
31 Australian Ghost Story 9 Audio 2010 Left Over Life To Kill
32 Oh Boy 9 Audio 2013 Left Over Life To Kill
33 Flight Paths 12 Audio 1998 Infectious Records


The group formed in Hobart, Tasmania in the early 1990s, with Bickford, Aulich and Bailey where they played one concert, before relocating to Melbourne in 1995.

They found their new lead singer, Merida Sussex, working in the St Kilda Public Library. They were soon signed by Mushroom Records.

The band later relocated to London, though did not record again anything after their relocation, and broke up in 2000.

In January 2008 recording began on the band's third studio album 'I Still Hear Your Voice At Night', completed at the end of 2008. Longtime violinist and co-arranger Campbell Shaw became a full-time member of the band after recording, bass guitarist Esme MacDonald joined shortly before recording as did drummer Damien Hill. In December 2008 drummer Damien Hill took his own life and the album was not released until January 29th 2011, the date Hill's daughter was born shortly after his death.

Work on a fourth studio record, Australian Ghost Story began mid-2009, again produced by the band, this time with overdubs in London by Jason Breckenridge and mastering by Casey Rice. The album was released on the 30th anniversary of her birth, June 11, 2010.


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