This is the home of iconic Australian rock band 1927.
Known for enduring hits such as 'That's When I Think of You', 'Compulsory Hero', 'To Love Me', 'Scars', 'Don't Forget Me', and of course, 'If I Could',
Formed in 1987, the band made a devastating entry into the ears of its listeners with the release of their debut album ‘…iSH’ in 1988.
Three months after the release, 1927 was catapulted to meteoric fame, with ‘…iSH’ going on become the highest selling debut album release by an Australian artist. The album contained a staggering six charted singles, and for 46 weeks, ‘…iSH’ remained in the TOP 50 of the Australian Music Charts.
Following the Quintuple Platinum selling album ‘…iSH’, 1927 went on to release their Multi Platinum second album ‘The Otherside’, a self-titled third album and their most recent studio album ‘Generation-i’.
More than three decades later, the multi ARIA award winning band continue to sell out shows nationwide. 1927 maintain one of the busiest tour schedules in the country, averaging 50 shows every year for the last decade. With regular requests for print, radio and TV interviews and appearances, 1927 manages a busy media profile, and their music remains a staple favourite on Australia's popular mainstream radio stations.
After countless live shows at home and abroad, the distinct lead vocals of Erik Weideman has seen the band rise to legendary status in the music industry, with the deeply humbling support of dedicated, loyal fans all around the world.
THE ANSWERS ... TO THE QUESTIONS
#1 HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE NAME?
“We were only weeks away from releasing the bands first single "That's When I Think Of You" and still had no band name that everyone could agree on. From memory some of the names that had been suggested were - Out Of The Blue, RX, Sanity Clause and 1927. The solution was to throw the lot into a hat and draw one out. 1927 was it. ” - 1927
#2 WHAT DOES 1927 MEAN?
“1927 came from something that was said around the studio during the recording of "…ish". "haven't heard you play so well since 1927…" etc. Food, dress sense, refreshments, farts - everything was fair game.” - 1927
#3 WHAT DOES ...ISH MEAN?
“That was another stupid thing doing the rounds during the recording of that record. "Oh that was good…ish…" or simply "…your vocal is sounding kinda …ish…" (not quite there). Then of course when asked what kind of band 1927 was the only honest reply was "rock…ish or pop…ish or… you get the idea.” - 1927
#4 WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS?
“I challenge anyone to recall what they've been up to for the last 20 years - it's a very long time…. Suffice to say, being a creative soul, one tends to 'create' things. Some good, some bad. Mostly though, living and experiencing life. Ups and downs just like everyone else, which in turn become the catalyst for the 'things' I create.” - 1927