Are you a child of the 80's? Remember going to see 'Dirty Dancing' or 'Back To The Future'? Back To The 80's are a live (and very lively) band, all dressed in completely over-the-top 1980's costumes who will take you right back to those times.
They play all the great 1980's party songs from Wham, Madonna, Duran Duran, Cyndie Lauper, Kylie, Madness, Bananarama, Culture Club, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Toni Basil, Kim Wilde, Soft Cell, Katrina & The Waves, Dead Or Alive, Human League and lots more besides.
This band are also proud to play the songs that other bands will not touch with a proverbial bargepole, although 'I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me' and 'Fame' always go down like a (another proverbial) house on fire.......Dare we mention 'Making Your Mind Up' or 'Especially For You'? Maybe not, but they'll play them anyway and get you waving your hands in the air and singing along as well!
Here's a list of stuff that you may want to bring along to a Back To The 80s gig:
Leggings. Big, big hair. And then make it even bigger. Shoulder pads (as large as possible). Too much make-up. Even more for the men. Jacket with rolled-up sleeves and a t-shirt underneath. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles outfit. What do you mean, you've thrown it away?! ....oh, and don't forget your boogie shoes.
1999 – Prince Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan Ant Music – Adam & The Ants Baggy Trousers – Madness Billy Jean – Michael Jackson Borderline – Madonna Celebration – Kool & The Gang Centrefold – J Geils Band Cherish – Madonna Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners Crazy For You – Madonna Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen Do You Really Want To Hurt Me – Culture Club Does Your Mother Know – Abba Don’t Go – Yazoo Don’t Leave Me This Way – Communards Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds Don’t You Want Me – Human League Down Under – Men At Work Dress You Up – Madonna Endless Love – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross Especially For You – Kylie & Jason Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Tears For Fears Every Breath You Take – Police Express Yourself – Madonna Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor Fame – Irene Cara Final Countdown Flashdance (What A Feeling) – Irene Cara Footloose – Kenny Loggins Freedom – Wham Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jnr Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndie Lauper Gold – Spandau Ballet Grange Hill Theme Tune Heaven Is A Place On Earth – Belinda Carlisle Hey Mickey – Toni Basil Holiday – Madonna Hot Stuff – Donna Summer House Of Fun – Madness I Love Rock 'n' Roll – Joan Jett I Should Be So Lucky – Kylie Minogue I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me – Nik Kershaw I’m In The Mood For Dancing – Nolans I’m So Excited – Pointer Sisters I’m Your Man – Wham Islands In The Stream – Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton It Must Be Love – Madness I’ve Had The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes Into The Groove – Madonna It’s Raining Men – Weather Girls I Want To Break Free – Queen I Would Walk 500 Miles – Proclaimers Jump – Van Halen Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode Karma Chameleon – Culture Club Kids In America – Kim Wilde Kiss – Prince Kiss On My List – Hall & Oates Lay All Your Love On Me – Abba Let’s Hear It For The Boy – Deniece Williams Like A Prayer – Madonna Like A Virgin – Madonna Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi Love Shack – B52s Making Your Mind Up – Bucks Fizz Material Girl – Madonna Message In A Bottle – Police Money For Nothing – Dire Straits Never Can Say Goodbye – Communards Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley Nine To Five – Dolly Parton One Step Beyond – Madness Power Of Love – Huey Lewis & The News Red Red Wine – UB40 Reflex – Duran Duran Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood Rio – Duran Duran Run To You – Bryan Adams Simply The Best – Tina Turner Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown Stand & Deliver – Adam & The Ants Should I Stay Or Should I Go – Clash Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves – Eurythmics Summer Of ’69 – Bryan Adams Super Trouper – Abba Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns ‘n’ Roses Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This – Eurythmics Tainted Love – Soft Cell Take On Me – A-Ha Thank You For The Music – Abba Thinking Of You – Sister Sledge Two Tribes – Frankie Goes To Hollywood True – Spandau Ballet Uptown Girl – Billy Joel Venus – Bananarama Video Killed The Radio Star – Buggles Vienna – Ultravox Vogue – Madonna Voulez–Vous – Abba Wake Me Up Before You Go–Go – Wham Walk Like An Egyptian – Bangles Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves Wham Rap – Wham White Wedding – Billy Idol Word Up – Cameo You Spin Me Round – Dead Or Alive Zoom – Fat Larry’s Band
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June 6, 2015
"Excellent group, hit all the right notes, filled the dance floor and played longer than they should have – couldn't have asked for anything more!
50th birthday, Cranleigh, Surrey"
April 5, 2016
"Thank you very much indeed, both for playing and for indulging the guest who wanted to sing. From the moment you started playing, I’m not sure I’ve seen the dancefloor fill so fast, so you must have done something right!
Association of Teachers & Lecturers, party at Arena & Convention Centre (ACC), Liverpool)"
May 28, 2016
"I am going to write a “formal” thank you to you for your incredible work… but I wanted in this first instance, to just express my personal thanks to you and your fellow musicians for such a fantastic performance last night. Firstly, it was lovely to meet with you all… the feedback regarding your band and the music [already] has been amazing and I will personally be recommending you to all my friends! Thank you for being so flexible, and so accommodating throughout this whole process. It’s not often you get folks doing the conga (twice) during a “Ball”… but you managed it! I am in awe… and very grateful!"
June 4, 2016
"You were FANTASTIC everyone loved the band especially the 1980s set. And loved the 1st dance even though we actually can't dance!!!
Thank you so much! You are all v talented."
June 10, 2016
"Following our event on Friday I just wanted to send you our thanks. The band were excellent and really met our expectations. It was a muggy evening and many of the guests sat outside which was unfortunate for the band but they plugged away and got people dancing. We will definitely try to use you guys again in the future. Please pass on my thanks to the band and AV guy who was really amenable and thanks for all your planning and organisation.
Hope to speak to you again soon!"
April 29, 2017
"Just a quick note to say thank you for a great evenings entertainment it really made the evening and every one commented on what a great band you have there."
July 6, 2017
"Thank you so much for coming and performing at our school ball last Thursday. We have had some great feedback from the ball and lots of lovely comments about the band. You managed to get lots of people up dancing which is a success in my eyes!"
Aug. 6, 2016
"Had these guys play at our wedding last Saturday – absolutely superb, Very tight as a band, classy & professional and had the whole place moving. All of them were top notch musicians and Kevin is an absolute gent to deal with. Thanks for a great night guys – we loved being able to get up a play a couple of songs with you guys too."