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Encyclopedia > The Beautiful Girls

The Beautiful Girls are an Australian music band who play mostly roots music, although they also play reggae, pop, rock and more. They have released one EP, Morning Sun, and two full length albums, Learn Yourself and We're Already Gone. This is a list of Australian musicians (musical artists and bands) from all genres. ... Folk music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and of the people. ...


The Band

The Beautiful Girls consist of frontman Mat McHugh, bassist Clay McDonald, drummer Mitch Connelly and Brazilian harmonica player Felipe.


This Jack Johnson style band originated in Brisbane and played several gigs at local pubs and clubs. They spent most of their time surfing at the local beaches of Coolum when there not on tour. Recently they went to a tour trip to Japan. They are a local but excellent brisbane based band that locals truely do enjoy. TBG are a rare breed. They’re one of the few bands that have had the opportunity to play alongside a lot of artists and people, they love. The band have also had an organic growth and have been able to develop a sound of their own. Early influences were varied. For McHugh, music is something that goes all the way back to his childhood; to the days before he lost his father at a tragically young age. “When I was a little kid, instead of watching T.V, my dad would put headphones on me and make me listen to his records and pick what instrument was doing what,” McHugh remembers fondly. “There were old jazz records, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and some Tijuana Brass – which he loved. Maybe it was just because I got to hang with my dad, but it meant the world to me. When he died I was determined to carry on with music, and one day have my own records out for someone else’s kids to listen to. 'Ben Harper was a big influence early on, because he was one of the first guys recently to break through and not just be a rock act,' says McHugh. 'Any music that has the emotional bases covered. I like that. There’s so much in music.' The following persons have the name Jack Johnson: Jack Johnson, first African-American world heavyweight champion boxer Jack Johnson, a Hawaiian surfer, blues musician, and documentary filmmaker Big Jack Johnson, a blues musician Turkey Creek Jack Johnson, a Wild-West gunfighter Jack B. Johnson, county executive for Prince Georges...


Morning Sun

Morning Sun was a mini-album and the bands first release.


1. Periscopes

2. All I Need

3. Morning Sun

4. The Reason Is

5. Version

6. Big Mama's Door

7. On A Clear Day

8. A Million Mile

Good Times (2002)


1. Goodtimes

2. Water

3. All I Need (slight return)

4. Everything Does

5. At The First Sign Of Trouble

  • This CD is no longer in print.

Learn Yourself

Learn Yourself was the bands first full album. It consisted of blues, pop, reggae, rotts and surf rock music.


1. So It Seems

2. Music

3. Less

4. La Mar (the ocean)

5. High Rolling

6. Cash Money

7. Freedom (part 2)*

8. Blackbird

9. Learn Yourself

10. On Judgement Day

Black Bird

1. Blackbird

2. Leaving Here

3. Guns of Brixton/Dub be Good to Me

4. Periscopes (original dictaphone demo)

The Weight of the World(2004)

This 4 track C.D was released with some remixes and unrealeased songs

1. Weight Of The World

2. Blackbird (Kuya's 6x4 Remix)

3. Summer Time

4. I Need To Give This Broken Heart Away

We're Already Gone (2005)

This is their latest release, and is said to move leave the band's founding in blues and roots music. The material is also said to be darker and there is a strong reggae influence. Others claim this to be their finest hour, yet that is to be proven.


(Side A) 1. We’re Already gone

2. ...and we’ll Dance On The Ashes Of What’s Left

3. The Biggest Lie I Ever Told

4. Let’s Take The Long Way Home

5. Skipping Cracks

6. 655321

(Side B) 7. The Wrong Side Of Town

8. Girl, Lately Things Have Been Changing

9. When I Had You With Me

10. Shot Down

11. No Wrong, No Right

Awards and nominations

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