Garry Gary Beers

Along with Jethro Tull’s Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond, he is the most prominent double-named bassist in the history of rock (note that their repeated monikers were not their given names). Inspired by Sir Paul, John Paul Jones, and of course, James Jamerson, Garry Gary Beers anchored INXS with a distinctly soulful approach, working the pocket with melodic motifs that fueled the Aussie ensemble’s signature hits.

Doubling on upright and guitar, outside of INXS Beers collaborated with the late Scott Weiland, Sean Kelly and His Absent Friends, and Ciaran Gribbin, among others.