ELECTRIC MARY formed in 2003 and comprised of 2 Vox Singing Academy students – Russell “RUSTY” Brown (LEAD VOCALS) who was also the lead vocalist in the rock band MR BROWN & Alex Raunjak (BACKING VOCALS & BASS GUITAR). Alex Raunjak was also lead vocalist in the iconic Australian alternative pub rock band BUG DUST & blues, soul, rock and alternative band DIRT RIVER RADIO.
In 2008 they were finalists at the MusicOz Awards, nominated for Best Rock Band. They were also selected to support Whitesnake and Judas Priest. 2009 saw them tour with Alice Cooper and Glenn Hughes, as well as showcasing at Experience PRS for PRS Guitars in Stevensville, Maryland alongside the likes of Carlos Santana, Dweezil Zappa and Buddy Guy. In 2010 they supported Deep Purple. Whilst in the States, Electric Mary collaborated with engineer/producer Jason Corsaro on a live recording.
The latter part of 2011 saw the band perform at the World Cup in South Africa and then embark on an extensive concert tour of mainland Europe including Hell Fest in France.
In 2012 the band returned to Europe for an extensive tour taking in France, Spain and Belgium and then over to the UK and then went on to perform at the Hard Rock Hell Festival in Wales. The same year, the band’s drummer Stephen (Venom) Brown decided to leave and was replaced by Davey Porter, who Rusty had played with on and off for the previous 20 years.
In 2014 the band released the EP The Last Great Hope and embarked on a European tour, selling out shows in Spain and France.
A tour of Europe in October 2016 started the Straight Out of Hell Dorado tour. At the end of the 2016 Straight Out of Hell Dorado tour, Davey decided to depart from the band and after extensive searching Paul (Spyda) Marrett was signed up for drumming duties.
In 2017 the band started writing for the next album and by the end of 2017 recording had begun. The album, Mother, was released in February 2019 spawned to the hit singles “Woman” and “Give me love.”