Kids in the Kitchen was a band from Melbourne, Australia during the 1980s. The band stood squarely within the New Romantic movement that dominated mid-1980s pop, showing influences of “New-Rom” groups such as Ultravox in its use of synthesisers, its angst-ridden lyrics, and the tendency of frontman Scott Carne to pronounce words such as “too” and “do” as if these had two syllables.
The band’s original line-up when it formed in 1983 was: Scott Carne (vocals), Greg Dorman (guitar), Craig Harnath (bass), Greg Woodhead (keyboards)and Bruce Curnow (drums).
The band’s first single, “Change In Mood” (produced by Ricky Fataar and Tim Kramer) reached No. 3 on the Australian national charts. After the release of their second single in Australia, “Bitter Desire”, Dorman and Woodhead quit the band and were replaced by Claude Carranza (guitar) and Alistair Coia(keyboards).
Their third single “Current Stand” was a hit overseas as well as in Australia, however the band only released two albums, Shine (1985) and Terrain (1987), before breaking up the next year.
After the group split in 1988, Carne formed a band called Priscilla’s Nightmare who released one self-titled album, then he embarked on a solo career. Carne’s solo single “All I Wanna Do” was a minor hit in 1990. Curnow opened a Billy Hyde music store in Shepparton, Victoria in 2002.