Girl Overboard History 1
A Brief Bandstory. In 1983 Lisa Schouw auditioned as a vocalist for Melbourne band "Pointz". It was in this band that she met Robin Gist for the first time. Over a period of two years the band changed its name to "Short Story", played around Melbourne, almost secured a publishing and recording deal with Wheatley Records and finally self-destructed. Lisa went back to New Zealand for about six months, but decided to return to Australia and met up with Robin to begin writing songs.
After auditioning various players they settled on keyboards player Brett McNaughton and together the three formed "Separate Tables" in 1987. The line-up was augmented by Lee Davidson on drums and Jenny Milroy on backing vocals and percussion. The band released an independent single - "Long Dark Night" backed with "Wrap Your Arms Around Me". After a year of writing and gigging the band secured a recording deal with RCA/BMG, a gig as the support act for John Farnham's "Jack's Back" tour and a management contract with the Neil Clugston Organisation. Seperate Tables spent months on the road promoting the single "When The Word Came Down" playing Entertainment Centres, concert halls and pubs around Australia.