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CDB was an Australian R&B and dance group in the 1990s, best known for their cover of Earth, Wind & Fire's "Let's Groove". Its original members were brothers Gary and Brad Pinto, Andrew De Silva and Danny Williams.

Originally from Dandenong, the band formed in 1991 and performed local gigs for several years before being signed to Sony in 1994. Their debut album was Glide With Me, from which the first two singles "Hook Me Up" and "Hey Girl" were successful. It was the third single, which launched them into the public. The group did a cover song of "Let's Groove" by Earth, Wind & Fire and it reached number 2 on the Australian singles chart in 1995 and selling about 70,000 singles. Glide With Me went on to generate 4 hit singles in total and went platinum.

Following the success of Glide With Me, the band announced an upcoming fifth single "Freak Show", however it was never released.

A second album, Lifted, was released in 1997. Jude Nicholas joined the group for this release, replacing Andrew De Silva. The album featured a more pop-oriented sound and was much less successful than their first. The album was later repackaged and released together with another single, "So Badd", in an attempt to generate further sales which proved to be unsuccessful.

In 1999 the band broke up reportedly to concentrate on solo efforts. Since then Brad and Gary Pinto have worked on backing vocals for several series of Australian Idol and have worked extensively with Guy Sebastian. Gary co-wrote the theme for World Youth Day 2008, Receive The Power with Guy and penned Behold The Cross which features on the WYD08 Official Soundtrack.

In 2006 CDB was asked to reunite to play some charity shows, after which they repotedly reformed. The band went on to record songs for Myer shopping centre in the 2006 Spirit of Christmas album and for the ABC's Anthems of Australia initiative. They are said to be working on a new album entitled "The Funk Sessions".

Discography

Albums:

Year Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
[1]
NZL
[2]
1995 Glide With Me 6 12
1997 Lifted 45
"—" denotes the album didn't chart

Singles:

Year Single Peak chart positions
AUS
[3]
NZL
[4]
1994 Hook Me Up 11
1995 Hey Girl (This Is Our Time) 14 1
Let's Groove 2 1
1996 Don't Stop 28 25
1997 Good Times 28
1998 Lifted
"—" denotes the single didn't chart

Andrew De Silva (solo):

  • Just Like Good Music (2005) Aus#33

Gary Pinto (solo):

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