Brian Mannix first came to national attention through his role as lead singer of 80’s sensation The Uncanny X-Men. Hit singles such as How Do You Get Your Kicks, Everybody Wants To Work, Party and 50 Years spawned gold and platinum albums. As headlining a national concert tour, The X-Men toured with Joan Jett and Rod Stewart.
Brian has appeared in theatre shows Bad Boy Johnny and The Prophets Of Doom and Ladies Night. He also wrote and directed Countdown The Musical Comedy which toured nationally in 1998/99 and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Countdown in 2009 & 2011. A musical about AFL called The Bench was also written and directed by Brian. As an actor Brian has appeared in The Flying Doctors, Neighbours, Blue Heelers, Skirts, The Comedy Company and The Col’n Carpenter Show. He played Rebel Wilson’s dad in the series Bogan Pride and acted in movies Chopper with Eric Bana and The Bit Part with Nicole Kidman. Brian also appeared in The Countdown Spectacular, which toured nationally with the biggest acts Australia has produced. Singing at the 2006 AFL Grand Final was a highlight.
A regular on Spicks and Specks, Brian has also appeared on Dancing With The Stars and Celebrity Apprentice. Of recent years Brian has been touring with 80’s contemporaries Scott Carne, Dale Ryder, David Sterry, Sean Kelly, Ally Fowler and the Absolutely 80’s band.