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About Smack the 80s

Rated as one of the UK's most authentic 80s Covers band providing lively and entertaining hits for non stop dancing and fun.
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Public liability insurance of £2 million

Smack The 80s are famous for delivering a lively, fun-packed, authentic tribute 80s show that will fill the dance floor and create an event that will never be forgotten. Available as a 4 or 5 piece band, dressed in 80s stage wear and using lighting and electro-wizardry, the Band 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 the 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. Your guests will love the 80s theme, (yes lots of people like the option to dress up !) though we can also provide current hits if required.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
1980s era music, Pop, Covers, Tribute, Electronic
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Charity event, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Song list

A Little Respect
When Smokey Sings
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Just can't Get Enough
Kids in america
Material Girl
Spin me round
Walk like an Egyptian
Walking on sunshine
We Close our Eyes
Love and Pride
Take on Me
Tanted Love
The Look of Love
A town called malice
All Cried Out
Another one Bites the Dust
Baggy Trousers
Lets hear it for the Boys
Get Into the Groove
Girls Just Wanna have fun
Hot Stuff
Musics gonna get you
Beat It
The Heat is on
Doctor Doctor
Denis Denis
Sunday Girl
Diggin Your Scene
Don't Leave me this way
Don't You Forget About Me
Don't You Want Me
Easy Lover
Echo Beach
Enola Gay
Happy Birthday
Heaven is a place // Talkin' Italian
I can't go for that
I wish
Im so excited
I'm your man
Jump Jump
Last Xmas
Living on the Ceiling
Love Action
Love cats
Love shack
You take me up
Mel Mashup
Modern Love
Never can say goodbye
Never gonna give you up
New song
Purple Rain
2 Tribes
Rock Mashup with / without Mel
The Way you make me feel
To Cut a Long Story Short
True Faith
Mad World
Video Killed the Radio Star
Wake me Up
We will rock you
Don't stop me now
NON 80's
Mama Mia
Blame it on me
Can't Stop the F
Cosmic Girl/ M Jagger
How Long
Let me Entertain You
Movin' on Up
Saw her standing
She's Electric
Spirit in the Sky
Uptown Funk
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We create the sounds of the 80s very accurately , but probably they enjoy our energy...particularly from our professional front line singers who really know hoe to engage with an audience and have fun.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Hotels, Cruise Ships, Castles, Marquees, Clubs, Military Events...pretty much everywhere including for John Lewis playing in the Store at Christmas !!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

All the 80s Stars

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

Various festivals, and several 500 plus corporate functions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

“We strive to make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. We do have pre-audititioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill or is unavailable. As a professional band our reputation means everything so you can be confident that all of our players are of a very high level.”

Do you have different line-up options?

Our five piece line up is, Front line Male Vocals, Front Line Female Vocals, Keyboards/Guitar, Bass/ Saxophone, Drums. 4 Piece with only one front line vocalist.

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

“We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.”

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

“Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

“We usually arrive and start to set up about 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist / back ground music service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!”

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event. ”

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

“Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote. We usually require a MINIMUM of 20 ft wide by 12 ft deep space to perform”

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Sometimes we can depending on the song....if not we can provide the track for a Wedding First Dance choice or play in the interval music.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1200
Up to 2 hours£1200
Up to 3 hours£1500
Support Act and /or DJ4 musicians
Having been in the entertainment business for many years we have worked with some great support acts and DJs. If you would like us to recommend a complete evenings entertainment we can discuss this when we speak, and then quote an additional fee


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Pete M, 1 year ago

As a local promoter , I have to carefully select bands that will always deliver a great event so Smack the 80s are my first choice for an 80s tribute, every time…lively , entertaining and great musicianship to re-create those dance floor fillers from this golden era, Also as a group of musicians they are extremely professional and polite, a real pleasure to work with, I would not hesitate in recommending Smack the 80s to put on a fantastic family show that will leave you wanting more and more and more

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Louise T, 2 years ago

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 !

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