1980s era tribute band

That 80s Thing

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About That 80s Thing

80s music played the only way we know how. With full passion and an ear for detail, believe us, you won't be disappointed!
1980s era tribute band
Public liability insurance of £5 million

That 80s Thing have over 30 years of experience between them as professional musicians, touring in bands too many to mention. The band have chosen some of their favourite floor fillers to bring to your party so dancing is a given. Expect songs by everyone from Duran Duran to Prince, via Culture Club, Erasure, David Bowie the list goes on. Past clients include John Lewis Partnership, Waitrose, Tesco, Virgin Trains, De La Rue plc, Genting Casinos, Chorley F.C., Bury F.C. & many more. Bookings can include a DJ style music playback service with an extensive library of tunes to request so music remains constant throughout your event. Fully self contained with state of the art, PAT tested PA & light show, the band and hold current public liability insurance for your peace of mind.

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This act has been working with Encore for over 3 years
5 gigs
Experienced: 5 bookings through Encore
1980s era music, Electronic, Pop, Disco, Covers, Rock, Pop rock, Electronica, Tribute, Synth rock, Power rock, Classic rock
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

A Little Respect - Erasure
Freedom - Wham
Take On Me - Aha
I'm Still Standing - Elton John
Maneater - Hall & Oats
Need You Tonight - INXS
Won't Let The Sun Go Down - Nik Kershaw
Together in Electric Dreams - Phil Oakey
Let's Dance - David Bowie
Caribbean Queen - Billy Ocean
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Rio - Duran Duran
Radio GaGa - Queen
Purple Rain- Prince
Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tear for Fears
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
​Gold - Spandau Ballet
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Happy Hour - House Martins
This Charming Man - The Smiths
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Summer of 69 - Brian Adams
Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
Boys Of Summer - Don Henley
Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew
​Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Livin On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our authentic 80s sound is second to none. It took year to get it right and its noticeable! You won't be disappointed.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Far to may to list, covering the entire UK and beyond.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Everyone that brought out a record in the 1980s!

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

Absolute 80s Weekender, Rewind Festival, Glastonbury!

Do you have different line-up options?

No. Unfortunately our sound is created live on stage with a minimum of 4 musicians.

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

That's fine, just let us know in advance but please remember for early arrivals and surcharge is applicable.

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

Yes, please see our additional charges for DJ style music playback service.

How much time do you need to set up?

We require a minimum of 90mins to set up the band, PA system and light and a 5 min soundcheck is essential.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes, our lead singer is able to move around with in reason and will interact with your guests.

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

Unfortunately not. Our 80s set is a well oiled machine and come complete with choreographed light show. Just hit the dance floor and let us worry about the set list!

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

Yes, our equipment is state of the art and is regularly PAT tested and carries full insurance.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, we'll throw in 1 requested song for free so make it a good one! Please give a minimum of 1 months notice.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£900
Up to 2 hours£1300
Up to 3 hours£1800
New Years Eve4 musicians
New Years Eve bookings include DJ service and light show.


Early Arrival
Acoustic Performance
DJ style music playback.
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From customers:

Claire B
3 years ago, for a Birthday party in Over Peover
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5 out of 5

Dear Ian, Mark and Ian, I am writing to thank you all so very much for the wonderful music that you played (and sang!) for my party on Saturday night. It was more than just perfect and exactly what I was hoping for. I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know that needs a band. If you would like to put my comments on your website then please feel free to do so. Have a lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Thank you so much again for helping to make the evening wonderful. Very best wishes, Claire

Struan R
3 years ago, for a Birthday party in Clitheroe BB7
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5 out of 5

I booked Bourbon Street Party for my 40th birthday. From enquiry to booking, it was a seamless process. The play list was quickly sent and suited our taste in music brilliantly. On the night the guys arrived early and were set up ready to go. The music was great and got everyone up. For any event, BSP are recommended. I will certainly book them again. Banging tunes!! Thank you guys!