1989

1989

BandRockClassic Rock

Hard-Rockin outfit 1989 are proof positive that sometimes things just happen when you least expect it. What started out as just a bit of fun has become a juggernaut as the band takes its distinctive sound to audiences around the world.

Biography

Rewind a few years and we find 1989’s members playing around Brisbane in bands going nowhere fast. Today frontman Simon Vermeulen and bassist Jason Fuller recall a time when they were playing music that they thought people wanted to hear, not what they were driven to play.

It was time to go back to their roots, and 1989 was to be the vehicle that got them there.

With guitarists Tommy Drake and Mark Haddon, and new drummer Regan Ireland on board, this group of mates shared a love of classic, big riff guitar rock. To them, 1989 was the last year of a great era in music the 70’s and 80’s.

The idea was simply to get together and have a jam, but the more they played, the more they realised that just maybe they were on to something. They grew up listening to the likes of Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, and AC/DC and pretty soon those influences started shining though.

They call it “New Age Old School” and since first walking on a stage, it’s a sound that has been building the band a rapidly growing fan base.

They’ve played just about all of Brisbane’s key venues, chalking up shows alongside the likes of Screaming Jets and legendary UK rockers Budgie while headlining a run of their own gigs.

And it seems they never fail to make an impression thanks to a live show that bristles with energy and attitude.

Having recorded their first EP in 2007, 1989 has now taken the wraps off their impressive debut album The Right Life. The album is an irresistible slice of high-impact guitar rock that’s earning them fans around the globe.

Having already picked up overseas distribution with heavyweights EMI and ATTACK Records, the album is now available throughout North America and Canada, and is available for download everywhere.

Don’t expect this band to rest on its laurels though. With plans to make a new record and tour interstate for the first time, 2009 is shaping up as a big one for 1989.

It’s only a matter of time before audiences around the country realise that this is a band that simply rocks…end of story.

Get on board now at www.1989.com.au or www.myspace.com/1989band

CONTACT 1989: contact1989@1989.com.au

Bookings: promotions@1989.com.au

Lyrics

The Right Life

Written By: Simon Vermeulen

The Right Life

These early mornings, and late nights
Give me a reason, to run and hide
To many things now, to see and do
And you know I wouldn’t change a thing or two

I’ve had many, people say
The life you live was yesterday
But I’ll come out, swinging strong
The life I’m living is the one I want

If I had my time again I’d do it all the same
And if I’ve made mistakes well then I’ll make em’ all again
The life you lead is the life that you have made
So I… I’m making the right life for me

Drunken fights, city lights
And drugged out sinners fading in the night
I got to say, by the way
You know I won’t have it any other way

Colliding riots, taking hold
Adrenaline pumped for rock and roll
Some say I’m crazy, maybe yeah
It’s just a day in the life of this rock and roll band

Chorus x2

Limousine Queen

Written By: 1989

Living fast driving down the lane coz it makes her feel good
Makes her feel good
Standing tall and above the rest is her way to feel good
Way to feel good
Open doors clear her way she won’t pay
While your friends are screaming hey now hey now
But you smile all the while trying to get her to make you feel good
Make you feel good
She’s the devil in disguise there’s nowhere to hide she’s the one

She’s the limousine Queen, oh yeah
She’s the limousine queen, square your bets and pay now
The limousine queen, oo yeah
She’s the limousine queen, hey

Taking on everyone she can coz it makes her feel good
Makes her feel good
Knowing you’ll never understand is her way to feel good
Way to feel good
You’ll realize when it’s time and you’ll find
Why your friends were screaming hey now hey now
Push aside all the lies and you’ll find why she makes you feel good
Makes you feel good
She’s the devil in disguise there’s nowhere to hide she’s the one

She’s the limousine Queen, oh yeah
She’s the limousine queen, square your bets and pay now
The limousine queen, oo yeah, yeah
She’s the limousine queen, hey

She’s the devil in disguise there’s nowhere to hide she’s the one

She’s the limousine Queen, oh yeah
She’s the limousine queen, square your bets and pay now
The limousine queen, oo yeah, hey yeah yeah
The limousine queen, hey

Discography

1989- Self titled 6 track EP 2007
The Right Life - Full Length Debut Album 2008

Set List

1989 play an all original set with a total possible length of 2 hours
Songs include:
Rock Star
Showgirl
Don't Care
I Wanna Be
Together Forever
Leave Me Alone
Walk Away
The Right Life
Long Road
Straight to the Ground
Evil Ways
Pedal to the Metal
Limosuine Queen
This is my Time Now