wanna, I wanna love you right! I wanna, I wanna..."
Euphoria set the
standard for Australian dance music in the early 1990's,
paving the way for acts such as Madison Avenue, Origene
and Disco Montego, with their hit singles Love You
Right, One In A Million, Do For You
and their smash hit album Total Euphoria.
The group was formed in
1991 by songwriter Andrew Klippel who had spent much of
the previous year trekking from record company to record
company in an attempt to convince them he could lay down
featured heavily in the TV show E Street and were
a massive success on dance floors in Australia and
around the world, scaling the Australian Top 40 as if
there were no competition. The introduction of the
ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Dance
Chart is widely attributed to Euphoria's ability to
chart outside the normal bounds of highly-publicised-pop.
line-up included writer, keyboardist and vocalist Andrew
Klippel who was joined by the stunning vocals of Keren
Minshull and the eye-candy of Holly Garnett (who's
vocals complemented Keren's ideally). Holly's
eventual departure from the group mid-1992 led to her
replacement with Jodie Meares...
I Will Never Leave
You was released in February 1993 to mediocre
success but the group's demise came about in July 1993
when Elated barely scraped into the ARIA Top 40
before dropping out almost immediately, leaving us with
no explanation as to what went wrong.
Since Euphoria, Andrew
Klippel has gone on to become solo artist, writer and
eventually an influential producer within the music
industry. Keren Minshull has continued to supply
vocals to a variety of projects in conjunction with
co-writing. Holly Garnett seems to have
disappeared into obscurity whilst Jodie Meares became
Jodhi Packer and has had continued success with modeling
and launching her own swimwear range.