80sX

80s Covers Band - Auckland

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Artist Bio

  • Artist Type Bands
  • Location Auckland
  • Genre 80s, Classic Hits, Pop
  • Members 5
  • Price Premium

Let’s face it, the 1980’s were responsible for some truly horrific crimes against fashion: shoulder-pads, leg-warmers, the unforgivable mullet !

What’s evident though, now more than ever, is that the 80’s provided us with some of the best music ever made. It doesn’t seem to matter if you were alive in the 80’s or not, those songs still resonate with people and trigger a joyous reaction for anyone that hears them.

Auckland band 80sX take the greatest new wave, new romantic and synth pop hits and recreate the magic and sounds of the 80’s with brilliant musicianship and high energy vocals.

Drummer and programmer Andrew Maclaren is the founding member of multi platinum selling band stellar* co-writing mega hits ‘Violent’, ‘All It Takes’ and ‘Taken’ amongst others. During those years he teamed up with Tom Bailey from iconic 80’s band The Thompson Twins to produce three albums, winning 11 x NZ music awards, selling over 100,000 albums and touring the world.

Andrew Thorne plays lead guitar and brings a wealth of experience to 80’sX having played all the guitars on Bic Runga’s 11 x platinum debut album ‘Drive’. He has toured the world with many of New Zealand’s leading singer songwriter’s including Bic, Dave Dobbyn, Jan Hellriegel, Tim Finn and played support for international acts including Radiohead, Bryan Adams and Jeff Buckley.

Bass player Brett Wells is a Chartered Director and Executive Management Professional with over 25 years operations experience in Webb Group (incorporating the Rockshop; KBB Music; wholesale; service and logistics) and foundation member of the Board. He also sits on the Board of Starjam, a non-profit, which empowers young people with disabilities through music and performance opportunities. A musician since his late teens, he’s fortunate to be able to combine his passion for performance with his business interests.

This is not a covers band of journey-men doing their version of well known songs. Totally 80s recreates the music and sounds of the decade with staggering accuracy and a genuine passion for the music. It’s also a really fun night out and the best soundtrack to a party or event you can imagine…

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Song List

Look of Love - ABC
Take On Me - Aha
Heaven On Earth - Belinda Carlisle
White Wedding - Billy Idol
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Dancing With Myself - Billy Idol
Call Me - Blondie
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cindy Lauper
Sierra Leone - Coconut Rough
Let’s Dance - David Bowie
Spin Me Round -Dead or Alive
Just Can’t Get Enough - Depeche Mode
Whip It - Devo
Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran
Girls on Film - Duran Duran
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
Who’s That Girl - Eurythmics
Would I Lie To You - Eurythmics
Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Cars - Gary Numan
Power of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
Get Together - Icehouse
Devil Inside - INXS
Original Sin - INXS
What a Feeling - Irene Cara
I Love Rock & Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
Kids In America - Kim Wilde
Keep Me Hanging On - Kim Wilde
Our House - Madness
Material Girl - Madonna
Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil
Enola Gay - OMD
Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benetar
Love Is a Battlefield - Pat Benetar
1999 - Prince
Funkytown - Psuedo Echo
Under Pressure - Queen
Radio Gaga - Queen
Send Me An Angel - Real Life
The Look - Roxette
Don’t You Forget About Me - Simple Minds
Alive & Kicking - Simple Minds
Waterfront - Simple Minds
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
TRUE - Spandau Ballet
Gold - Spandau Ballet
Burning Down The House - Talking Heads
Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears
Shout - Tears For Fears
Rock The Casbah - The Clash
Brass In Pocket - The Pretenders
New Years Day - U2
Pride (In The Name Of Love) - U2
I Will Follow - U2
Underneath The Radar - Underworld
Dancehall Days - Wang Chung