Chris Doheny – Biography

Chris Doheny has carved himself a unique place in Australian rock history.

Chris was the lead singer for Australian band Geisha between 1983 and 1988. After signing with EMI Records for the World in 1984, Geisha scored 8 Australian Top 10 singles between 1985 and 1987, reaching number 1 on the charts with the song “Kabuki”.

After the break-up of Geisha, Chris was comm-issioned to write for notable Australian acts such as Daryl Braithwaite (“Edge” album), James Blundell, and Lee Kernaghen, as well as international artists Terri Nunn (Berlin) and Andrew Ridgley (Wham).

In the late 1980’s, Chris also worked with Australian writer-producer Chong Lim on the soundtrack to an ABC made-for-television film titled “Street Angels”.

In 1991 Chris released a mini-album entitled “All The Young Dudes” which was later followed by the formation of a new band, Dragonfly, with Craig Harnath (ex. Kids In The Kitchen) in 1993. Dragonfly achieved Australian chart success scoring two Top 10 singles – “River of Love” and “Black Money”.

In 1994, Chris’ voice was again heard across the airwaves when he was asked to record the lead vocal for the theme to the Channel 9 Footy Show, “More Than A Game”. The song was released as Chris’ first solo single and reached the top twenty. It also appeared on countless albums of the same name in the following years, including his solo album ‘Doheny’ released on his own record label ‘Diamond Dog Records’.

Chris released another solo single in 1997 entitled “Can You Hear The Rain” and was also commissioned to work with Working Dog Productions on the Australian comedy feature film “The Castle”.

In 1998 EMI records approached Chris to compile a Geisha “best of” CD. Chris went in to the studio to clean up and digitize the tracks and EMI released an album that year titled “The Very Best Of Geisha”. Chris took this opportunity to do some showcase gigs with Geisha which were hugely successful.

In 2005 Chris was approached by American label “Almacantar Records” to distribute the Geisha catalogue in the States. This went so well that Chris travelled over to do some shows during the American summer of 2007.

Upon his return he recorded some brand new tracks and in 2010  released a new Geisha album titled “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” 

2011 Chris recorded and released brand new Geisha album ‘Dysphasia’ and simultaneously recorded a much anticipated Chris Doheny solo album.

Step forward to the present and Chris has a solo album Available and continues to tour.