AEW are a group of well known celebrity hotties from the 80's. The band formed on a crisp autumn day in 2005 when the girls got together for an impromptu jam session in Atlanta, GA. Things went so well, the quintet decided to form a band. Their goal? To entertain the masses with their unique brand of comedy-core music while raising breast cancer awareness.
With their wild costumes and on-stage antics, AEW have often been described as "Post-GWAR Kiss revivalists". One eyewitness at an early show claimed the band was "like a tornado of two-hundred Led Zeppelins, out-of-control and bearing down on a South Georgia trailer park... picking up all the hot women and spinning them away to some distant rock n' roll Valahalla."
Attractive Eighties Women have played at many venues throughout Georgia. Mulligan's (a now-defunct Oakhurst establishment) was the first to feel the force of the 80's Ladies. Their performance of the now-classic "Mama, Get a Mammogram" melted both speakers and ear drums with astonishing efficiency. More recently, the ladies have found themselves headlining major Atlanta clubs, including Lenny's, The Drunken Unicorn, Star Bar and The EARL.
AEW were also featured on the Adult Swim ratings-smash Frisky Dingo. Their ode to LARPing, "Lightning Bolt", was prominently featured in the show and on adultswim.com, winning them critical acclaim, college radio airplay and many new fans both in the U.S. and overseas.
Since the band's inception, several members have come and gone, but the core of Attractive Eighties Women is stronger than ever.
Phoebe Cates - (Charismatic Front Woman) Blessed with a stage presence rivaling Mick Jagger, Darby Crash and Bon Scott combined, Phoebe is the lyricist and lead vocalist of AEW. Her scorching delivery and hilarious lyrics are unmatched.
Kelly McGillis - (Lead Axe Goddess) What would it be like if Chuck Berry, Kerry King, Jimi Hendrix and Angus Young had a four-armed guitar-playing freak-baby? Once you've seen Kelly shred at an AEW show you will know. You will know.
Christie Brinkley - (Lieutenant Guitar Sorceress Supreme) After Mia Sara left the band in 2006, Christie jumped at the chance to take over guitar duties. During AEW shows, Christie always keeps several guitars ready to go, since she has been known to regularly melt fret boards with the intensity of her rock chops.
Shelley Long - (Queen of the Four-string) After starring in "Troop Beverly Hills" alongside indie-darling Jenny Lewis, Shelley decided she'd give music a shot as well. After taking bass lessons from the ghost of Cliff Burton, Shelley became a founding member of AEW and regularly brings the thunder.
Carrie Fisher - (Skin-beating Stick Swinger Extraordinaire) Princess Leia is the newest member of AEW and she drums like a Wookiee on acid. She will be wearing her slave bikini to all future shows.