Still Eighteen is a unique and exciting alternative rock band consisting of rockin’ Canadians: Joey, Karen, and Samantha.
There is more to Still Eighteen than their dynamic live performance abilities and compelling songs. They live life to the fullest and believe in pursuing their dreams. One of their lifelong dreams was to live on a tropical island. Their dream came true in 2001 when they moved to the Dominican Republic to begin a new adventure!
The Dominican Republic had a life-changing effect on them. In addition to the immense beauty of the island, the friendliness of its people, and the relaxed, beach lifestyle, they also witnessed the lives of the impoverished, environmental degradation, and social injustice.
Their experiences inspired Joey, the band’s lead singer and a former lead singer of well-known Canadian bands: Platinum Blonde and Trixie Goes Hollywood to write songs that speak about these issues. His daughter, Samantha, learned to play guitar and sing at the age of nine in her all-girl band and started playing bass and writing songs in her pre-teens and would often jam with Joey. They began writing songs together and have co-written “Bullets & Dust” “Hit Me Like a Drug”, “Pretty Thing”, “Screw You” and more! Karen (wife and mother), not wanting to be left out, picked up the drumsticks and Still Eighteen was born!
The lyrics in many of their songs provoke us to ask questions of ourselves and society. This is why Global Citizen asked if Still Eighteen would contribute a song to help raise awareness for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals) to end extreme poverty by 2030.
Still Eighteen is excited to be sharing their debut EP “Bullets to Dust” with the world!
“The Dominican Republic based Canadian originating protest-rock trio …are able to fulminate against a system of geo-political rectitude whilst becoming neither belligerent nor pleading…I would posit this is something to add to the collection.” – Emerging Indie Bands
In the end, for Still Eighteen, it’s about doing what they love, while trying to make a positive difference in the world.