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Essential 80s



  • 80 tribute band
  • Superb repertoire of classics from the likes of Starship, David Bowie, Stevie Winwood and Billy Ocean
  • Perform as a 5 piece act as standard and can expand by adding further vocals and brass if required
  • 80s DJ also available


The act is Manchester based and happy to travel UK and world wide.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 45 minute sets or 1 x 90 minute set

About this Act

Essential 80s is the ultimate 80’s experience band taking you back to the most outrageous era of music where the hair was big, the melodies were big and the record sales were even bigger! The Essential 80’s band perform a high energy set of the most iconic hits of the early to late 80’s Pop and Rock. The act take their musical cues from the likes of Wham, Peter Gabriel, Blondie and Erasure.

The band is made up of some of the UK’s finest session musicians who have toured internationally, performed on TV and Radio, at Festivals, Theatres, for Celebrity audiences and at over 100 private Corporate Events and Weddings each year.

Set List

Wake Me Up – Wham!
Aint Nobody – Chaka Khan
Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
1999 - Prince
Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Don’t You Want Me Baby – The Human League
I Wanna Dance- Whitney Houston
Kids In America – Kim Wilde
Heart Of Glass – Blondie
Word Up - Cameo
It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls
Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Reflex- Duran Duran
Material World - Madonna
Simply The Best – Tina Turner
If I Could Turn Back Time- Cher
Teardrops-Womack and Womack
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Sweet Child Of Mine – G’n’r
Fleetwood Mac- Everywhere
All Night Long- Lionel
I Want To Break Free-Queen
Billy Joel Uptown Girl
Starship- we built this city
Billy Ocean- When The Going Gets Tough
David Bowie- Let's Dance
Michael Jackson- Beat It
Journey- Don’t Stop Believing
Aha-Take On Me
Bryan Adams- Summer Of 69
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
Bruce Springstein- Born In The USA
Higher Love- Steve Winwood


  • 5 Piece Band comprising female singer, guitar, bass, keys and drums.
  • 6 Piece Band - with added male lead vocals
  • 7 Piece Band - with added sax
  • Full brass section also available


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