About Booking 1980s Era Entertainment
The eighties are well known for the explosion of pop culture, such as the over-the-top fashion, Miami Vice styles and "big hair".
The Eighties were also full of musical diversity: MTV was born, and Michael Jackson dominated Billboard charts, with Thriller becoming the world's all-time best selling album. New Wave music hit the scene, propelling stars like Devo and Blondie to international stardom.
Billy Joel, Phil Collins and Elton John continued their string of hit songs, Madonna was introduced and topped the charts with songs such as "Like a Virgin" and "Material Girl" and bands like The Bangles and Bananarama gave us a slew of fun chartbusters. "One hit wonders" like Flock of Seagulls, Dexy's Midnight Runners and countless others gave us at least one song apiece that will be forever etched in the memories of Generation Xers.
Heavy metal, with artists such as Iron Maiden, Poison, Great White and Judas Priest, Big Hair Bands and Glam metal became one of the most dominating music genres of the 1980s, as did Alternative Rock bands such as R.E.M. and The Smiths.
1980s cover bands and 80s tributes provide an exciting mix of recent classics spanning many musical genres and can be a great pick for a variety of events, from weddings to corporate events, from 80s theme parties to birthday celebrations. Start your search by selecting a city above.
Some things to consider when hiring 1980s entertainment are to make sure you listen to audio and watch video clips of the performer/group. This will ensure that you truly do book the best for your next event! Next, you want to get references. Talk to people in the area about the performer and get feedback. Finally, get a contract. Many professional performers require a deposit to secure them at your next event. Make sure to read through the contract carefully before contracting their services for your party.