don't you want me
The current line-up has been together since 2005.
Based in Kent, but the band has a long and varied past.
To be true Don't you want me 80's was born out of an original 80's 5 piece band 'X Projection' which had a modicum of success in "86 to "90 with minor hits in Europe and the far east. Along with that came the album and many TV and radio appearances, working along side some of pops finest. The band broke up at the end of "90 due to musical differences, but some of the members worked on different projects together, the lead singer was chased by Gordon Carlton from CBS records to sign a solo contract, but after an exhaustive 3 ½ years turned it down for a bit of P&Q, the guitarist was writing and recording footie songs (strange!!!) and rest of the guys played and recorded with other bands around the country and abroad, but in "91 and then again in “94 the band were brought back together for a series of gigs up and down their native country - England.
X Projection were influenced by a lot of the Nu romantic bands that had gone before, but took it a stage further into more generalized pop, as David O' Donald (RCA) said, "...I think you sound like a cross between Wham and early Culture Club...", we didn't think so, but hey who were we to argue with an A&R executive!
The first line up of Don’t you want me 80’s was in “98 when a thought about bringing X Projection back for further set of gigs was discussed, but some members of the band wanted to do more than our old back catalogue, so three remaining members decided to name this new band Souvenir, which was change after 2 years to Don’t you want me 80’s. Playing our back catalogue of songs and music from 1980 – 1989 was popular and the older the band got, more the audience grew. By 2000 some of the members wanted to pack away their make-up bags and head for pastures new, so again the band was put on hold until 2003 when a new line up was put together by the original vocalist from X Projection, and that brings us up to today’s line-up.