Bassist Dave Nelson replaced Michael Hohner in the Killjoys in the mid '90s, a factoid that demands further detail considering both the number of bands as well as the overwhelming number of musicians named thusly. This is the Australian version of the Killjoys, active since 1988 when singer and multi-instrumentalist Craig Pilkington and songwriter and guitarist Anna Burley started the group up as a vehicle for their folk-rock journeying. Eventually the couple started their recording studio and company, Audrey, in order to produce the band as well as a series of other interesting acts.
Nelson became one of the Killjoys at the same time as guitarist and vocalist Gary Aspinall, both coming out of a band called Lushington in which the set list consisted largely of Aspinall's composing efforts. Lushington remained active nonetheless, the connection between the two bands further enhanced by drummer Dave Folley, a longstanding member of the Killjoys and a moonlighter with Lushington. Singles by the Killjoys featuring Nelson on bass include "Stupid Waste," "Save Me," and "The Better It Gets."