80s Invasion (Eighties Invasion)
80s Invasion takes the music of the '80s very seriously. This is the music we listened to on our original Sony Walkmen, the bands whose names we stenciled on our pee-chees, jeans, Nikes, and in some cases, all over town. When MTV first came around, these were the bands whose videos we watched all night at our friends' houses, and the first concerts we went to. Some of our most memorable experiences (ahem) occurred listening to these songs. This music matters and we care enough about it to do it right.
Yes, we are an '80s COVER BAND
It's okay to say it. We do this because we want to, because we love this music, we love playing it, and we want to hear it done right. At our shows you will hear songs that you won't hear any other bands do, you'll hear songs that a lot of other bands do, and you will have a ton of fun. You might very well get a phone number or two in the bargain! Because, as serious as we are about what we do, it's really just about having a ruinous amount of fun and making a lot of new friends.
Join us at a show and rediscover the incredible music from the 80s.
The members of 80s Invasion are seasoned professional musicians with numerous recording and tour credits.
The band was formed out of a serious admiration and fondness of the great dance music of the 1980s.
Dig That Sound
The music we play was written and recorded by the musicians who defined the sound of the 80s: pulsating techno, danceable pop, quirky new wave and crossover rock. We love this music and you will find yourself rediscovering your favorite hits.
About 80s Invasion
The band was formed by good friends who have spent years touring and recording in a variety of musical settings. We love to play music together and have always had a fondness for the music of the 80s. After perusing our LPs for inspiration, the band put together a list of favorite songs and took up the challenge to become the definitive 80s experience.
It's All About The Details
The synth-based dance music of the 80s is a rich tapestry of sound with layered keyboards, electronic percussion, and highly polished production. There are plenty of bar bands out there playing a rough approximation of those 80s hits. As the saying goes, "the devil is in the details". The challenge in playing such complex and recognizable music is to painstakingly recreate all the subtle nuances and tiny details. It's hard to do it really well, and we put immense effort into preparing these songs for performance, tweaking synth patches, programming guitar tones and dialing in the electronic percussion. It has to be right. But that's what makes the difference between getting it "in the ballpark" and nailing it.
Zach Barnhart : Keyboards, Programming, Vocals
Stefan Mitchell : Vocals
Shane Peck : Drums
Heather Fenech : Vocals
John Hendow : Guitar
Rusty Urie : Guitar