1980s era tribute band

Our Friends Electric

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About Our Friends Electric

1980s era tribute band
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Our Friends Electric are an alternative 80s functions band specialising in the classic early synth led music of that decade.

With so many tribute acts and compilation albums using the same songs, you would be forgiven for thinking that there were only ever 40 tunes produced during the 80's. But anyone who was a child of that time will know that there were many more excellent songs written in that decade than those you tend to hear nowadays. And that is why Our Friends Electric are different to other 80's bands. In a homage to the synthesiser, we specialise in playing those often-eclipsed tracks and seminal classics that no self-respecting 80's aficionado would not fail to recognise - those cult songs that could guarantee to fill the dance floor at any 6th form disco and that were such a REAL part of our growing up. Our Friends Electric are a six piece band with male and female singers so we can cover both genres of songs. All of the instruments are played live - we do not use any computers, drum machines, sequencers or backing tracks. With a powerful PA and amazing lighting system, authentic costumes and an eye for 80's detail, we’ll give you not just a gig, but a nostalgic show guaranteed to fill the dance floor. Please check out our testimonials to see what other clients have to say about us. And you can see and hear us in the 'Listen' section.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Electronic, Electronica, 1980s era music, Tribute, Vintage, Pop
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Types:
1980s era tribute band
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

99 Red Balloons - Nena
A Little Respect - Erasure
Atomic - Blondie
Cars – Gary Numan
Church of the Poison Mind – Culture Club
Dancing With Tears in My Eyes - Ultravox
Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid
Don’t Go - Yazoo
Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds
Don’t You Want Me – The Human League
Enola Gay - OMD
Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears
Fade To Grey - Visage
Gold – Spandau Ballet
Heart and Soul – T’Pau
I Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode
It’s My Life – Talk Talk
I Want To Be Free - Toyah
Kids in America – Kim Wilde
Love On Your Side – Thompson Twins
Mirror Man – The Human League
Planet Earth – Duran Duran
Reward – The Teardrop Explodes
Rio – Duran Duran
Smalltown Boy – Bronski Beat
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
Temptation – Heaven 17
The Look of Love - ABC
The Sun Always Shines On TV - Aha
To Cut a Long Story Short – Spandau Ballet
Together In Electric Dreams – Georgio Moroder & Phil Oakey
True Faith – New Order
Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Video Killed the Radio Star – The Buggles
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

No. Due to the specific nature of the music we play, our standard line up does not vary.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We understand that timings change, even on the day itself, so we always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes, we have the facility to connect iPods/iPads etc to our PA system to supply your own playlists between sets, or we have our own. If you wish to continue having music playing after midnight, then there would be an additional charge of £100.00 for this.

How much time do you need to set up?

Ideally two hours as we have to set up PA, lighting, all our musical equipment and mix check it all to ensure everything sounds and looks great when your guests arrive. We can do it quicker but we don't like to rush these things and it is good to have the time to resolve any technical issues that might arise at the venue.

Can you roam around while you perform?

No. Our singers move about on stage but the style of music we play does not lend itself to roaming.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

The music we play is very specific and requires a lot of programming of synthesisers to get each song to sound authentic and to be able to play them live as efficiently as possible. This means we are unable to do requests, I'm afraid. But all the songs in our set list are great and have always gone down well at our other events.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes. For medium sized venues up to 300 people. Anything larger would require additional equipment, FOH engineer and transport which would be added to any quote. Our band performance footprint is a minimum of 7m wide by 5m deep with easy access to power sockets. We cannot play in venues that have a noise inhibitor, unless it can be turned off.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Due to the nature of our music, this is not easy to do. However, we are open for negotiations. There would be an additional charge for this and that would be based on the complexity of the work required to replicate the song you have requested. We would need to know about this at the booking stage to maximise the time we have to program and learn it.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1000
Up to 2 hours£1250
Up to 3 hours£1500

Reviews

From customers:

Chris F, 3 years ago

Bewdley Festival had a memorable Party Night on 15th October 2016 due to a great show from Our Friends Electric. The dance floor was full all evening as the band played wonderful hits from the 1980’s from Human League to Duran Duran to Toyah to Spandau Ballet and many more. They were easy to deal with, turned up on time and were totally professional. Thank you Our Friends Electric!

Penny C, 3 years ago

Wow… you guys were truly AMAZING. Haven’t danced that much in a very long time. Thank you so much for making the night so special. Can’t wait to see you again”. “Superb music and singing – top class act. Thank you for coming to Cranleigh Arts Centre. Let’s do it all again very very soon.

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