Australia’s Real Life had a huge synth pop hit with “Send Me An Angel” and are also known for tracks such as “Catch Me I’m Falling” and “God Tonight.” Problems with their record label led to a period of inactivity in the early/mid 1990’s, but in 1997 Real Life returned with the album “Happy,” and the project continues on.
“The line-up of Real Life these days is just me and whoever is standing behind me playing at a live show,” said frontman David Sterry in a 2009 interview “It’s just the way it’s ended up. With the amount of money I’ve had to throw into legal disputes over the years (never with band members) I feel it’s my brand, a bit like Underworld. I’m too old to think of changing it now. Danny, George and I still talk of working together on something in the future when the time is right.”
The most recent Real Life release was 2009’s “Send Me An Angel – ’80s Synth Essentials,” which features covers of various synth pop hits. For more info on Real Life, visit the official website at reallifemusic.net.
Many Real Life videos, including live clips of the more recent material, can be found on youtube.