Still Eighteen


Still Eighteen is a unique and exciting alternative rock band consisting of rockin' Canadians, Joey, Karen and Samantha. Whether opening up for Lauryn Hill, jamming with Keith Harris of the Black Eyed Peas or performing at the world’s largest Hard Rock Hotel, 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 Canadian bands: Platinum Blonde and Trixie Goes Hollywood to write songs that speak about these issues. Samantha, his daughter, learned to play guitar and sing at the age of nine in her all-girl band, Crush and started playing bass and writing songs in her pre-teens and would often jam with Joey. They began writing songs together and co-wrote the songs "Bullets & Dust" "Hit Me Like a Drug", "Pretty Thing", and many more! Karen, Samantha's mother and Joey's wife, 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 share their debut EP, "Bullets to Dust", now available on iTunes and Bandcamp. Still Eighteen puts on a captivating, high energy live show and would love to play at Isle of Wight!