Electro 80’s

The Eighties were a time of radical changes. In the aftermath of the punk revolution, daring New Romantics embraced developing sounds and technologies to transform the music industry forever. Electro 80’s pay tribute to this era, with a lovingly recreated live show that is certain to transport everyone back to dawn of New Wave and beyond.

 

Electro 80’s (Also Known As: E80’s) are a 1980’s Electronica TRIBUTE BAND from Merseyside. The band play live shows all over the country from Glasgow to London and are steadily building a large following of dedicated fans. The three core members Red, Green & Blue are named after the primary colours commonly used in electronic visual displays (RGB). Blue is the lead vocalist / frontman, Green is the second vocalist / guitarist / keyboard player and Red is the main keyboard player / backing vocalist. More information on the individual band members (and other people involved with Electro 80’s) can be found via the links to the left of this text. Electro 80’s formed after all three core members became disillusioned with the “traditional” cabaret club scene. “Red”, “Green” and “Blue” had all been active on the circuit in various other bands and decided it was time to pay tribute to the music they had grown up listening to and loved

 

PREPARATION

It was decided early on that the new band would focus on what some consider being the “more serious” side of the eighties and avoid some of the musical moments most of us (and the decade) would rather forget. With this in mind, the band would become an electronica tribute and attempt to recreate some of the classic moments from the early eighties, songs from bands like Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Gary Numan, Duran Duran, Ultravox, Devo, Soft Cell and The Human League.Attention to detail would be the order of the day and what would eventually set Electro 80’s apart from the crowd. The band realised that people wanting a nostalgic live entertainment show, would want to hear perfect recreations of eighties classics and not a particular band’s “interpretation” of them. With this in mind, painstaking work began on recreating each individual sound used on every track featured in the set, a process that would take almost twelve months! Each sound was compared to the original again and again, before being unanimously accepted by the band for inclusion to the set.

Next up was the lights; a process we foolishly thought would take a couple of weeks, but ended up taking several months. Each scene was carefully programmed to be in perfect synchronisation with the dynamics of the live sound, highlighting the different atmospheres and mood of the performance. All in all, programming the lights / digital mixing desk and actually rehearsing the material took almost six months.

 

Electro 80’s have a large repotoire of songs in their set list and concentrate on the more serious (or darker) side of the 1980’s. Song by legendary music pioneers like Gary Numan & John Foxx are complimented by more familiar tracks from chart regulars Ultravox and OMD. However, one thing remains the same… this is a tribute to the birth of New Wave and the dawn of electronic music – If you’re looking for Culture Club and Wham – click your browser’s “back-button” now!

SET ONE:

Cars,

Souvenir,

Fade to Grey,

Mad World,

People Are People,

Only You,

Electricity,

Wishing,

The Model,

This Wreckage,

Sleepwalk,

Vienna

SET TWO:

I Ran 

Hungry Like The Wolf

Enola Gay

Love Action

New Life

Tainted Love

I Just Can’t Get Enough

Dont Go

Whip It

Are Friends Electric

We Are Glass

Say Hello Wave Goodbye

 

ADDITIONAL SONGS:

I Die you Die

Metal

To Cut a long Story Short

Never Never

Maid of Orleans

Stop

Oh L’Amour

A Little Respect

Underpass

Sounds of the Crowd

Being Boiled

Open Your Heart

Messages

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