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Our Friends Electric

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About Our Friends Electric

Our Friends Electric are an alternative 80s functions band specialising in the classic early synth led music of that decade.
1980s era tribute band
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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
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Electronic, Electronica, 1980s era music, Tribute, Vintage, Pop
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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
Take On Me - Aha
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

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients love our selection of material as we offer an alternative to the normal perception of '80s music'. Clients often react with "wow, I haven't heard that song for years". They also love our authenticity and attention to detail when we perform those songs and this is very important to us as we work hard to make them sound just like the originals.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed at many venues both public and private. Westminster Bridge Park Plaza Hotel, London The Grange City Hotel, Tower Bridge, London The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate Yeah Baby Festival, Abingdon Burnham Park Hall, Burnham Park Knebworth House, Knebworth Beaconside House, Bideford Treetops, Bewdley Croxfest, Croxley Green Balstock, Baldock

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We are influenced by the bands whose songs we perform: Duran Duran Depeche Mode Yazoo Visage Simple Minds ABC Erasure Human League Culture Club Ultravox Gary Numan Frankie Goes To Hollywood Heaven 17 Eurythmics Aha Thompson Twins Toyah OMD Tears For Fears

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Headlining Croxfest in 2017 was amazing. Playing in front of over 4000 people.

Do you have different line-up options?

Due to the specific nature of the music and the instruments 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 play your own music through our PA system as your guests arrive and between sets, or we have our own playlist. There is no additional costs for this service. However, 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?

Our singers move about on stage but we are predominantly a keyboard band so roaming is not really possible.

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

Yes, you can pick songs from our current set list, which is provided on this website. However, due to the complexity of our instrumentation, it is not possible to play requests that are not on our set list unless this has already been arranged at the booking stage.

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 and we require easy access to power sockets. We cannot play in venues that have a noise inhibitor, unless it can be disabled.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, but there would be an additional charge for this, based on the complexity of the work required to replicate the song/songs you have requested and to cover rehearsal time. We would need to know about this at the booking stage to maximise the time we have to program all the sounds on the keyboards and to learn the material.


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


From customers:

Chris F, 5 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, 5 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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