Real Life









Real Life

Real Life

was an Australian based New Wave Band which was formed in Melbourne, Australia, in the 1980's. The band is noted for their hit singles, Send Me An Angel (1983), and Catch Me, Iím Falling (1984). Both hits were featured on the bandís debut album which was released in 1983 and was called, Heartland. The band consisted of the members, David Sterry (lead vocalist and guitar player), Richard Zatorski ( violin and keyboard player), Alan Johnson (bass player), and Danny Simcic (drum player). In 1986, Richard Zatorski was replaced with Steve Williams (keyboard player), and Steve was replaced by George Pappas in 1996. The band released 2 albums with the original lineup . Their second album was released in 1985, and was called, Flame. From the album came the minor hits, One Blind Love, and Face To Face. Neither the singles nor the album achieved the success that the first album and singles from it did.

A video was recorded for Face To Face, and it also received airplay but it still did not receive much response from the public. The band recorded the song called, Babies, in 1986 but it was not successful either. Down Comes the Hammer, was an album which was released in North America and it was the first of three of their best albums . Also on the album were two new songs and a re-mix of Send Me An Angel. It was at this point that Zatorski left the band to attend law school. Zatorski formed another band called, Zatorski, and recorded an updated version of, Send Me An Angel. In 1989, Real Life also released a new version of Send Me An Angel. . A music video was also released and it was identical to the original video except that Zatorski was edited from the video. The 1989 video featured Steve Williams on the keyboard. In 1995, Real Life released a new album of all new material. The album was called, Lifetime and was their first all new album in five years. Two minor hits came from the album and they were, Kiss the Ground, and God Tonight.

After that the members had a falling out and the only remaining original members who were Simic and Johnson. In 1998 they released the album called, Happy and in 2004, they released the album called, Imperfection. This album featured only Pappas and Sterry. In 2004, the band went on tour of the West Coast in the U. S. And the band consisted of only, Pappas, Sterry, and Scott Ingram. In 2005, Pappas left the band and David Sterry carried on the bandís name. The band released a total of 7 albums and 7 singles during their career as Real Life.