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  1. The Uncanny X-Men were named for the Marvel comic of the same name and were formed as a "hard edged guitar pop band" in Melbourne's western suburbs. They were originally a four-piece group, in late 1980, with Michael Helms on bass guitar, Brian Mannix on vocals and guitar, Nick Matandos on drums and Ron Thiessen on guitar.

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  3. Nick Matandos. dr, perc, AU Musician of Rock. Australian, early drummer in Uncanny X-Men. replaced by Craig Waugh.

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    Beginnings: 1980–1982

    The Uncanny X-Men were named for the Marvel comic of the same name and were formed as a "hard edged guitar pop band" in Melbourne's western suburbs. They were originally a four-piece group, in late 1980, with Michael Helms on bass guitar, Brian Mannix on vocals and guitar, Nick Matandos on drums and Ron Thiessen on guitar. They were a regular Wednesday night attraction at the Pier Hotel in Frankston, Victoria[citation needed]. In 1981 they became a five-piece when Helms left and was replaced...

    Career peak: 1983–1987

    Early in 1983 Harrison was replaced on bass guitar by John Kirk and Uncanny X-Men released their single "How Do You Get Your Kicks" in March. It was written by Greg Macainsh of Skyhooks, who also co-produced the track with David Briggs. In late March 1983 they performed it on Australian TV pop music show, Countdown. Craig Waugh (ex-Primal Tears) replaced Matandos on drums and they released another single, "Time Goes So Fast", in August. They toured through 1984 and released another EP, Beach...

    Post-break up and reunions: 1987–present

    Kingman, Mannix and Waugh joined with bass guitarist, Derek O'Leary, to form Dead Legends during 1989. Mannix then pursued a solo career including performing in pub rock bands and in stage plays. John Kirk moved into car sales in Brisbane, Chuck Hargreaves was a welder and fabricator in Perth, Craig Waugh drove trucks in Melbourne and Ron Thiessen built film and theatre sets in Sydney, although all still played in various bands. In 1998 Uncanny X-Men reformed for a brief reunion with the line...

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    Micheal Helms - bass guitar (1980–1981)
    Nick Matandos – drums (1980–1983)
    Ron Thiessen – guitar (1981–1986; 1987, 1998, 2006, 2011, 2017)
    • 1980–1987, 1998, 2006, 2011, 2017
    • Brian Mannix, Ron Thiessen, Chuck Hargreaves, John Kirk, Craig Waugh
  4. Mar 25, 2017 · have sent you a PM - trying to locate Nick Matandos - ex drummer of uncanny x men.....

  5. Jan 30, 2021 · Uncanny X-Men were formed in 1980/81, first as a 4 piece band featuring Brian Mannix, Ron Thiessen, Nick Matandos and Michael Helms. Chuck Hargreaves later joined them. They fast became a popular live act around Melbournes pubs. Old time fan, Peter from Frankston, remembers them playing at the Pier Hotel, the Chevron Hotel, and the Doncaster Inn.

  6. Uncanny X-Men were formed in 1980/81, first as a 4 piece band featuring Brian Mannix, Ron Thiessen, Nick Matandos and Michael Helms. Chuck Hargreaves later joined them. They fast became a popular live act around Melbournes pubs. Old time fan, Peter from Frankston, remembers them playing at the Pier Hotel, the Chevron Hotel, and the Doncaster Inn.

  7. Dec 06, 2020 · A man who died in a solo-vehicle crash in Seal Beach was a resident of that city, authorities said Sunday. Kurt Barsotti was 66-years-old, according to Supervising Deputy Orange County Coroner ...

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