Australian rock band 'INXS’ formed in Sydney in 1977 under the name ‘The Farriss Brothers’, consisting of Michael Hutchence, Andrew Farriss, Garry Gary Beers, Tim Farriss, Kirk Pengilly, and Jon Farriss.
The band changed their name to ‘INXS’ prior to the release of their self-titled debut album in 1980, which featured their first hit single ‘Just Keep Walking’. Its follow-up, 1981's ‘Underneath the Colours’, reached No. 15 on the Australian album charts and their 1983 release ‘Shabooh Shoobah’ became the first ‘INXS’ album released worldwide, with ‘The One Thing’ becoming a global smash hit. The band reached their commercial peak in 1987 with the release of ‘Kick’ which peaked at No. 1 in Australia, No. 3 on the US Billboard 200 and No. 9 in UK.
In 1997, lead singer Michael Hutchence was found dead in his Sydney Ritz-Carlton hotel room, and ‘INXS’ did not perform publicly for a year following his death. The year 2000 saw Jon Stevens begin his association with ‘INXS’, and after sporadic live shows as guest vocalist, followed by world tours, in 2002 Stevens was officially announced as INXS's ‘seventh member’. In 2005 JD Fortune was announced as the new lead singer of ‘INXS’, and the band released the album 'Switch'.
‘INXS’ has received six Australian Recording Industry Association awards, including three for 'Best Group' in 1987, 1989 and 1992, and was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2001. To date ‘INXS’ have sold over 30 million records. On November 11, 2012, during their performance as support act to Matchbox Twenty at Perth Arena, Australia, ‘INXS’ announced that the performance would be their last.