THE bands 1927 and Pseudo Echo have joined forces for a national ‘Celebration Tour’ which arrives at The Entrance Leagues Club this Friday night.
Lead singer for 1927, Eric Weideman, has still got one of the best voices in Australian music.
And given that his band burst onto the Australian music scene with their monster debut album...ish in 1988, that’s saying something.
That album sold more than 500,000 copies and remains one of the highest-selling debut albums by an Australian artist in chart history.
The band is best remembered for its hit songs including That's When I Think of You, Compulsory Hero, To Love Me, Scars, Don't Forget Me, and If I Could.
Weideman said that like a big and contentious decision made by a local council, the band arrived at its name after a draw from a hat.
“We were only weeks away from releasing the band’s first single That's When I Think Of You and still had no band name that everyone could agree on,” Weideman said.
We were only weeks away from releasing the band’s first single and still had no band name that everyone could agree on.- Eric Weideman
“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.”
But how did 1927, in particular, come to be pitched in the first place?
“1927 came from something that was said around the studio during the recording of …ish,” Weideman said. “...haven't heard you play so well since 1927.”
The line would be repeated again and again, in reference to food, dress sense, refreshments, and any other topics of conversation.
“Everything was fair game,” Weideman said.
The Lakes Mail saw Pseudo Echo in action as part of the massive Solid Gold concert in Sydney before Christmas, and can report the band managed to take the energy levels in the room to a new level when it performed the hits Listening and Funky Town.
Punters learned that the band had been playing parts of Funky Town for fun only during their sound checks before gigs, when a member of their management team said the band should play the song in their shows.
- Tickets cost $51.