First we had Bardot, the beautiful girl band who burst onto our TV screens and into our hearts. They took out the first season of Popstars and released one of the greatest songs of our time: Poison.
We thought we had reached the pinnacle of music when Bardot came along. That is until the following year, when Channel Seven gifted us with a spectacular band that featured both women AND men – Scandal’us.
The band – which included Tamara Jaber, Daniela Scala, Jason Bird, Simon Ditcham and Anna Belperio quickly rose to the lofty heights of the Australian music industry. They took home an ARIA award for the cult classic, Me, Myself and I, a song that was destined for So Fresh: Hits of Autumn 2001 from the moment it hit the shelves in April 2001.
Despite quickly becoming icons in their own right, Scandal’Us sadly did not last long in the Australian music industry. They quickly faded into oblivion with only its singer Tamara and her marriage to Kyle Sandilands to show for.
But where are the rest of the band now?
Tamara went on to release her own debut single ‘Ooh Ahh’ in 2005, a song that included timeless lines such as “girls are sexy made out of Pepsi” and “ooh ahh I lost my bra, I left it in my boyfriend’s car”.
The song was released on her then-boyfriend Kyle Sandilands’ King Kyle Records before the pair were married in 2008. In 2010, the pair sadly announced their split.
That same year, she danced her way back on to our TVs to take out the runner-up position on Dancing With The Stars.
Now, Tamara describes herself as a artist, singer, songwriter and TV personality on her Instagram profile.