Smack the 80s are rated as one of the UK's most authentic 80s Covers band playing lively and entertaining hits for non stop dancing and fun.
All the professional musicians that perform as Smack the 80s are famous for delivering a professional, fun-packed, authentic tribute 80s show that will fill the dance floor and create an event that everyone will enjoy.
Available as a 4 or 5 piece band, dressed in 80s stage wear and using lighting and electro-wizardry, the Bands show (usually 2 x 1 hour sets, though flexible ) instantly transcend audiences’ memories to this golden era with sounds from Wham, Madonna, Depeche Mode, ABC, The Bangles, Gary Numan, Cyndi Lauper, Frankie goes to Hollywood, Duran Duran, Kim Wilde, Spandau Ballet, Thompson Twins, Erasure, Bananarama, The Pet Shop Boys, Communards, and many, many more.
Our aim is to fill the dance floor and provide non stop entertainment. Clients value the fact that our fees include a free DJ/ Disco service which means reducing costs and making booking a complete evening's entertainment very straight-forward.
As professional musicians we have many years experience, having played at hundreds of Weddings, Corporate functions and headlining festivals.Before every booking we offer a Skype call or telephone calls so that the band leader and the booker can meet, discuss every detail from arrival times, set up, sound checking, performance times ,breaks, end of evening break down and so on so that you can completley relax and enjoy the evening as much as your guests.
From our many, many Testimonials from corporates such as John Lewis, to numerous happy Brides we are confident your guests will love the 80s theme, and yes lots of people do like the option to dress up ! We can also provide some current hits and other genres if required.
Please contact us now as your first step to a great event.
Jon and Louise, Walton Hotel• Sept. 14, 2019
Everything went as carefully planned in advance for our Wedding Party. We had an amazing night …. everyone said how good the band was. The dance floor was packed right from the beginning until the very end. Highly recommended!
James Nicholls• June 3, 2019
The feedback from all the members on 80's night has been really terrific with many people making a point of saying what a great night it was and in particular how the band made it a night to remember…the floor was packed from start to finish! Look forward to seeing you back at Knowle Golf Club soon!
Cameron Porteous & Hannah• Oct. 10, 2018
What a fantastic band and amazing experience. We hired Smack The 80s for our wedding and were blown away by the their showmanship, performance quality and their integrity to giving an original 80s sound! We wanted a band that would get people on their feet and Smack The 80s certainly did not disappoint! So many of our guests have commented on a great choice of band and how much energy they injected into the evening! Absolute professionals, we had great communication with the band from our initial booking right up to the day of the event; we cannot thank them enough for making the evening so incredible and memorable! You will not be disappointed! Kind Regards
Andy & Jayne• July 14, 2018
Thanks to Smack The 80s for a great night last night for my wife Jayne's surprise Birthday party at Thornbury Golf Centre. Thank you for keeping time for us and basically running the evening - lovely friendly people too. Everyone enjoyed the evening thanks to the great performance of many favourite songs from the past, we will make sure we recommend Smack The 80s to everyone and we will see you again I'm sure. All the best.
Nicola Mason• Aug. 20, 2017
We required a band that could create a party atmosphere in store for an important customer Christmas shopping event and chose Smack the 80's I have to say we were not disappointed! The band were friendly, courteous and mindful of our customers trying to shop around them while setting up. The 80's vibe was perfect for the Party atmosphere we were trying to create. Customers and partners alike commented on the authentic 80s sound and quality of the musicians. I cannot thank Mike and the band enough.
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Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
Live 80s Tribute show for Dancing at Weddings, Corporate Events and Party's.
What are the highlights of your career?
Our longevity means we have played thousands of gigs for Royalty, Military events, well know Corporates and Festivals up to 3,000 people
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
We have two lively, up front lead vocalists, who are not only great singers but are also exceptional at getting a crowd on side, and on the dance floor ! Every gig becomes an event.
What kind of events do you usually serve?
80s Nights, Corporate Entertainment, Wedding Party, Tribute Festivals, Military Balls, Birthday Party, Hotel Christmas Events, Beer Festivals, Football and Rugby Clubs...and many others , but NO PUBS !!
Who are your previous clients?
Corporates such as John Lewis, Marks and Spencers, Canon UK, Prudential Assurance,.......many happy Brides.....many happy 'milestone' Birthday Boys and Girls.......famous Bristol Live venues such as The Tunnels, Fiddlers, Fleece and Firkin.....Golf Clubs, Rugby Clubs, Football Clubs....
How can event planners pay for your services?
By bank transfer
How long do you play for?
Usually 2 x 1 hour sets, though we can be flexible
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Yes small enough for 75 people big enough for 500.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Yes and it is renewed each year
How much space do you require?
Minimum area is 20 ft wide by 22 ft deep.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
We cover a wide range of 80s artists so very often your favourite is covered......if not , and if we cannot accommodate that song we can always include as your first dance/ or in the interval back ground music.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
20 mins minimum between 2 x 1 hour sets.
Do you need a changing room?
Yes please as we change into our stage wear before going on stage and need somewhere safe to leave our belongings. Nothing fancy...meeting rooms...bedroom.....office...but not the toilets please.