We are a Twin Cities cover band that is like no other in the twin cities music scene right now.
We bring a fresh approach with our eclectic mix of songs in a non cheesy, non canned act feel. We deliver solid vocals, tight musicianship and songs that people want to hear but don't hear every time they see a cover band.
Our tunes are played correctly with no backing vocal tracks or tricks bringing you a very dance friendly rock and roll/alternative experience.
We hit stuff from the 70's to today with a main focus on 80's to 90's rock, pop and indie hits, a few forgotten gems and some guilty pleasures splashed in.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
We are a five piece professional rock band. We all have good day jobs but take our gigs and rock and rolling seriously. When you book us, you can expect that we will be:
On time & reliable
Easy to communicate with and available
Bring great energy, fun and enthusiasm
We travel with our own gear, lights and sound man if necessary. If house system or sound man at venue, we will work with yours.
Easy going, easy to work with, respectful of the venue and event
Off Duty Astronauts are a five member Twin Cities band playing an array of rock/dance tunes that cover modern, alternative, 90’s, 80’s and earlier with surprises splashed in. Our vibe is nonstop cool tunes that jam and build, leading you to the dance floor. We play every note live with no backing tracks.
We are all over the map with songs from The Black Keys, The Violent Femmes, The Pretenders, The White Stripes, AC/DC, Amy Winehouse, Weezer, Johnny Cash, The Pixies, and many more. We will hit some sweet classics that aren’t covered to death and throw in some that will be your new guilty pleasure.
We continually build our song library to keep it fresh and to keep you guessing what’s coming up next.
No two shows are exactly the same.
Additional Booking Notes
We have all of our own lights, sound and gear but we are also happy to work with your system.
A small sampling (in alphabetic order)
All The Small Things- Blink 182
Anyway You Want it- Journey
Back on the Chain Gang- The Pretenders
Bad Reputation- Joan Jett
Been Caught Stealin- Jane's Addiction
Billie Jean- Michael Jackson
Blister in the Sun- The Violent Femmes
Comfortably Numb- Pink Floyd
Crazy Train- Ozzy Ozzborne
Denial Twist- The White Stripes
Devil Inside- Inxs
Exes and Oh's- Elle King
Faith- George Michael
Flagpole Sitta- Harvey Danger
Folsom Prison Blues- Johhny Cash
Forget You- Ceelo Greene
Gigantic- The Pixies
Gimme One Reason- Tracy Chapman
Girl Crush- Little Big Town
Gone Daddy Gone- The Violent Femmes
Goodnight Moon-Shivaree (Kill Bill Soundtrack)
Harder to Breathe- Maroon 5
Head On- The Jesus and Mary Chain
Heartbreaker- Pat Benetar
Hello- Martin Solveig & Dragonette
I Think Were Alone Now- Tiffany
I Wanna Be Sedated- The Ramones
I Want You to Want Me- Cheap Trick
I Will Survive- Melissa Manchester
Jackson- Johhny Cash & June Carter
Jump Jimmy- Tonic
Just Like Heaven- The Cure
Kiss Off- The Violent Femmes
Lets Go Crazy- Prince
Paint it Black- The Rolling Stones
Purple Rain- Prince
Radar Love- Golden Earring
Real Wild Child- Joan Jett
Ruby- Kenny Rogers
Save Tonight- Eagle Eye Cherry
Seven Nation Army- The White Stripes
Sex on Fire- Kings of Leon
Shake it up- The Cars
Short Skirt Long Jacket- Cake
Should I Stay Or Should I Go- The Clash
Shut Your Eyes- Shout Out Louds
Smooth Criminal- Michael Jackson Remake
Stuck In The Middle With You- Stealers Wheel
Superfreak- Rick James
Superstition- Stevie Wonder
Sweet Child O' Mine- Guns N Roses
The Boys of Summer- Don Henley remake
The Middle-Jimmy Eat World
Use Me-Bill Withers
Valerie- Amy Winehouse
Wagon Wheel- Darius Rucker
Waitress In The Sky- The Replacements
White Wedding- Billy Idol
Wicked Game- Chris Isaak
Wildflower- The Cult
You Shook Me All Night Long- ACDC
Your Touch-The Black Keys
Nothing. We come self equipped!