Sebastian Hardie were Australia's first symphonic rock band. They were initially formed in Sydney in 1967 as Sebastian Hardie Blues Band but dropped the 'Blues Band' reference when they became pop-oriented. By 1973 they developed a more progressive rock style, and later performed as Windchase, but they disbanded by 1977. An early member of Sebastian Hardie was Jon English, who became better known after he left and starred as Judas Iscariot in the Australian version of the stage musical Jesus Christ Superstar in 1972, he subsequently had a solo career as a singer, actor and scriptwriter. A later member, Mario Millo became a multi-award winner for his television and movie music. Sebastian Hardie's other early members included Graham Ford, Peter Plavsic and his brother Alex Plavsic. After English and Ford had left, the Plavsic brothers were joined by Millo and Toivo Pilt. With their addition, Sebastian Hardie developed extended progressive rock tracks to become a symphonic rock group before they released their definitive album Four Moments in 1975, which peaked at #13 on the National albums chart. They followed with a second album Windchase in 1976, but it had less chart success. Millo and Pilt formed the band, Windchase, to release Symphinity in 1977, it was a heavier jazz-fusion album but didn't have chart success and they disbanded.


  • "All Right Now" (1973)
  • "Day After Day" (1974)
  • "Rosanna" (1975)
  • "Glad to be Alive" (1977) released under the name Windchase
  • "Flight Call" (1977) released under the name Windchase
The first download is the Sebastian Hardie single "All Right Now". It is another lost 7" from my collection of oldies...This one luckily I converted to MP3 years ago with the help of a friend who had a turntable:


The second download is the Sebastian Hardie single "Day After Day". It is a cleaned up rarity from Micko at Midoztouch:



  1. Hey can you confirm that the B-sides of All Right Now and Day After Day are "The Professional" and "Mermaid on the Sand"? If so could you direct me to where I can find these 45s?

  2. You can find "Mermaid on the Sand" in a rare compilation called "More Moments". here:http://rockonvinyl.blogspot.com/2010/06/sebastian-hardie-more-moments.html
    If you find "The Proffesional" please let me know.
    Good luck,Javier.