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1927 formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1987.

Guitarist and keyboardist Garry Frost had left Moving Pictures after their second album, Matinée (Frost had co-written Moving Pictures’ 1981 #1 hit What About Me? ) and was writing songs for a proposed new band when he saw Eric Weideman singing on the ‘Red Faces’ talent segment of Melbourne TV show Hey Hey It’s Saturday. Garry drove from Sydney to Melbourne to recruit Weideman.

1927.2The pair were joined by Garry’s brother, Bill, on bass and James Barton on drums. The band’s name, 1927, was drawn from a hat of suggestions and was from a favourite saying by Garry, “I haven’t done that since 1927”.

1927 proved very popular on the local scene in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and enjoyed hits with the songs That’s When I Think of You, If I Could, Compulsory Hero and Tell Me a Story.

Their multi-platinum album, …ish (1988), reached #1 in Australia and was followed by The Other Side (1990) which peaked at #3. In 1992, the group released their third studio album, 1927,  but disbanded the following year.

Weideman put together a new version of the band in 2009 with all new members.

Eric Weideman
Vocals, guitar, keyboards
Garry Frost
Guitar, keyboards, vocals
Bill Frost
Bass, vocals
James Barton
Drums, vocals
Charlie Cole
Keyboards, vocals
Dave Dwyer
Guitar, keyboards, vocals
Phillip Campbell