Mario Spate

Mario Spate (born in Germany in 1982) is the lead singer of Adelaide Electro/Indie band The Killgirls. He graduated from Adelaide based performing arts school ACARTS in 2005 and has been involved in Theatre productions from an early age. He formed his first band Industrial/Heavy Rock outfit Barcode in the late 1990s. Following the release of their first EP "Killing the Boy" the group disbanded and Mario went on to provide vocals for Sydney band Jerk who had signed with Sony Records Australia. Mario later left Jerk to return to Adelaide and reform Barcode under the new guise The Black Doves. The Black Doves released their debut EP entitled "Empty Out Your Heart" in Nov. of 2006. After personal differences the group disbanded and The Killgirls were born. Spate has also released a solo record under the name Neon Electric and continues his involvement in theatre as a musician and co-founder of The Misery Children Theatre Company.


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