Real Life (band)

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Real Life was an Australian New Wave band that had hits with their debut single, "Send Me an Angel" (1983), and "Catch Me, I'm Falling"(1984). The band consisted of David Sterry (lead vocals/guitar), Richard Zatorski (violin/keyboard), Alan Johnson (bass), Danny Simcic (drums), and Steve Williams (keyboard). In late 1985, they released their follow-up, "Flame", which spawned one single, "One Blind Love", neither of which repeated their previous success. In 1990, they released "Lifetime", their first album of all-new material in five years, which spawned a minor hit with the single "God Tonight".

In 1986, they recorded a follow-up song called "Babies", which was far less successful than "Send me an Angel".

In 1989, they released a new version of "Send me an Angel", titled "Send Me an Angel '89", which fared slightly better than the original. As of this date, "Send me an Angel" still receives a respectable amount of airplay on 80s-themed radio stations, as well as being played regularly in dance clubs throughout the U.S. and Canada.

In 1998, they released Happy, which was followed by their most recent album, Imperfection, this time only featuring David Sterry and George Pappas.

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