Formed in 1983, Died Pretty burst on to a burgeoning Sydney alternative scene with a series of chaotic, passionate and intense live shows. This was quickly followed with a series of remarkable records that quickly established them locally and internationally, allowing them to begin touring Europe and America on a regular basis to healthy and appreciate crowds.
In 1992 the band released their landmark album Doughboy Hollow, which with its singles “Godbless”, “D.C.” and “Sweetheart”, achieved Australian chart success. The album is frequently voted into the Top Twenty all time Australian albums.
Though officially splitting in 2002 the band occasionally reforms to play shows. They performed the album Doughboy Hollow for the ‘Don’t Look Back’ Festival in 2008 and appeared nationally on ‘The Big Day Out’ in 2009. In March 2016 they toured with Violent Femmes and Hoodoo Gurus for ‘A Day On The Green’ and 2017 saw them do a double headline Australian capital cities tour with Radio Birdman.
Their current line-up is the Doughboy Hollow recording line-up; Ron S Peno (vocals), Brett Myers (guitar), Chris Welsh (drums), John Hoey (keyboards) and Steve Clark (bass).