Wa Wa Nee

Wa Wa Nee Bio

Wa Wa Nee was an Australian funk/popband, active from 1982 to 1989.

Singer/songwriter Paul Gray and guitarist Steve Williams formed the band in 1982. They were joined by Geoff Lundren (bass), Elizabeth Lord (keyboards, backing vocals) and Chris Sweeney (drums) and signed with CBS Records in 1985. Mark Gray and Phil Witchett joined the group soon after and their debut single ‘Stimulation’ was released in April 1986. The song peaked at number 2 in Australia. ‘I Could Make You Love Me’ was released in August 1986 and peaked at number 5. In November 1986, Wa Wa Nee released their debut self-titled album which peaked at number 29 in Australia. Two more singles were released from the album, ‘Sugar Free’ in December 1986 and ‘One and One (Ain’t I Good Enough)’ in April 1987 and both peaked inside the Australian top 20. ‘Sugar Free’ was released in the United States in July 1987 and peaked at number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song featured in the film, Cassandra. ‘Stimulation’ was released as the follow-up single where it peaked at number 86. It was featured in the film Satisfaction. In 1987, a remix album, titled Ulta Mixes was released.

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