1927 are an Australian pop/rock band formed in Melbourne in 1987 with James Barton on drums, Bill Frost on bass guitar, his brother Garry Frost on guitar and keyboards, and Erik Weideman on vocals, guitar and keyboards. They were popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s with their major hit songs "If I Could", "Compulsory Hero" and "That's When I Think of You" and their multi-platinum #1 album ...ish. Weideman had been seen by Garry Frost (ex-Moving Pictures) on a "Red Faces" talent segment of variety TV show Hey Hey It's Saturday.
Garry Frost, guitarist and keyboardist, had left Moving Pictures in 1984, after their second album, and was writing songs at his Sydney home studio in late 1986. He was watching the Nine Network's variety programme Hey Hey It's Saturday's talent segment "Red Faces" when Erik Weideman appeared and performed a cover of The Police's "Roxanne".