Invertigo were an Australian four-piece pop, rock group active in the early 2000s that feature 3 Peter Vox- Vox Singing Academy students, Christian Argenti (lead vocals), James Leigh on (vocals & keyboards) and Vince Leigh on (vocals and drums) (the latter two members of Australia’s iconic new romantic band Pseudo Echo). They originally formed as Vertigo in 1996, by the three Leigh brothers: Gerry on guitar, James on keyboards and Vince  on drums Christian Argenti brother of Julian “Jame” Argenti from the band The Shine on lead vocals. They had a top 40 hit on the ARIA Singles Chart with “Forever Lately” (June 1997) and released an album before disbanding in 1999. They had a name change to Invertigo in 2000. Their highest charting single, “Chances Are…” (December 2000), reached No. 19 and their sole album, Forum (July 2001), peaked at No. 11. 

James had joined Pseudo Echo in October 1984 on keyboards and Vince (ex-Marginal Era) followed in November 1985 on drums. After that group split in 1989 the Leigh brothers wrote material together and performed in various bands.

Vertigo released a single, “Forever Lately”, in June 1997 via Gotham/BMG, which peaked at No. 38 on the ARIA Singles Chart. They followed with another single, “Human Need”, in November which reached the top 100. The group recorded an album: mixed by Chris Lord-Alge. 

In June 2000 Invertigo released their debut single, “Desensitized”, reached the top 30. It was performed on the TV variety show, Russell Gilbert Live. A sample of “Desensitized” was featured on the Osmosis Jones Sampler CD. In December they issued their next single, “Chances Are”, which became their highest charting when it peaked at No. 19. A third single, “Say You Do”, appeared in the top 40 in June 2001.

Invertigo’s debut album, Forum, appeared on 9 July 2001, which reached No. 11 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Brendan Swift of AllMusic felt it was “a catchy debut that shows signs of promise, but lacks the overall depth required for repeat listens… [with a] mix of slick, catchy, predigested tunes, sung by four good-looking guys.” Blender‘s J. D. Considine opined that the group were “offering soft-hearted, woolen-headed love songs outfitted with blaring guitars and a muscular, insistent beat. But [their] aesthetic is so unapologetically pop all jangly guitars, orchestral synths and tight, he-man vocal harmonies that the extra volume adds no edge at all.” Christian Argenti left the band in February 2003 and the group disbanded later that year.


The Leigh brothers have been members of various big name bands. James toured with the Idols of the 80s band in 2005, which included former members of Pseudo Echo, 1927, Boom Crash Opera, Kids in the Kitchen, and Uncanny X-Men.

Christian Argenti also worked as a guest vocalist and was later a radio announcer. In March 2009 he started hosting a Melbourne sports radio station, SEN‘s midnight to dawn program, All Night Appetite. From February 2010 Argenti was the presenter of Talking Back the Night on 92.5 Gold FM in the Gold Coast.

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