The Chosen Few

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Yet another band of this name, not to be confused with the Newcastle group or the American outfit. The Chosen Few started as the Outcasts in the South Australian town of Nurioopta, during 1965. They took…
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Yet another band of this name, not to be confused with the Newcastle group or the American outfit. The Chosen Few started as the Outcasts in the South Australian town of Nurioopta, during 1965. They took on their new name in 1966, with a membership of Mike Siegele (vocals, keyboards), Bob Van Amstel (lead guitar), Dan Schubert (rhythm guitar), Rod Schubert (bass), and Brian Fechner (drums). The quintet regularly played clubs like the Octagon and Big Daddy's in Adelaide. During the summer of 1966, they competed in a Battle of the Sounds in Adelaide, and didn't win but did get a deal with the Go!! label for a single, which was a cover of the Zombies' "Is This A Dream," issued at the end of the year. The record, despite a tremendously energetic and bracing performance with lots of garage punk power, failed to chart outside of Adelaide, and the band broke up in early 1967.