The Orphans

The Orphans
6 Members 2 Recordings 4 Gigs

The Orphans were a band from Melbourne , from late 1980 till July 1983.

Usually played around Melbourne 4/6 nights per week, and regularly toured interstate.

They recorded 2 singles "HOP SKIP JUMP" and "BIG RONNIE" on Rough Diamond Records with DAVID BRIGGS (ex LRB)producing.

"Hop, Skip, Jump" charted in Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide.

Those songs also appeared on some compilation Albums "THE HEAT'S ON" and "HITWAVE 82" and another song "SEE YOU" appeared on a European Album called "AUSTRALIA POWER POP " total sales for all that were over 200,000 copies.

The Orphans has 6 known members

Jimmy Logan

Drums 1980 - 1983 More...

Alexis Batsch

Bass 1980 - 1983 More...

Cres Crisp

Keyboards, Vocals 1980 - 1983 More...

Alex Burns

Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica 1980 - 1983 More...

Michael (Bridy) Bright

Guitar 1980 - 1983 More...

Ian Whiteside

Bass 1983 - 1983 More...

The Orphans discography - 2 recordings

Big Ronnie

Single -

Hop, Skip, Jump

Single - First charted on March 8th, 1982, and peaked at 47th position.

4 Known Gigs for The Orphans

Date Venue City
Monday 8th February 1982 Grainstore Tavern Melbourne, VIC
Family Inn, Rydalmere. NSW Thursday 15th July 1982 Family Inn Rydalmere, NSW
Stardust Hotel aka Sweethearts, Cabramatta. NSW Friday 16th July 1982 Stardust Hotel aka Sweethearts Cabramatta, NSW
Sunday 8th August 1982 Mainstream Rock Melbourne, VIC