Both you and RetroActive know that there is no party like an 80s party!!
We play those iconic songs from the 80s that you know and love.
We play the music that makes you dance and sing along and keeps the party going strong all night long!
We dress the part to give you a Totally AWESOME and memorable 80s tribute show.
Whether you're into the pop tunes of Madonna and Michael Jackson, the hair metal of Poison and Bon Jovi, the dance hits of Prince and Salt-n-Pepa, or iconic 80s rock from bands like Journey and Guns 'N Roses, you can be sure that you will love the RetroActive 80s party experience.
We could not be more pleased with our experience with RetroActive. Our crowd, while slow to warm up, was on their feet and begging for more by the end of the night. As soon as the event was over, we already had people asking us to bring them back -- and soon. The band is professional, and yet easy going and a delight to work with. We highly recommend them and can't wait to have them here again!
Booked RetroActive to perform at my daughter's Sweet 16 party (she LOVES the 80s) and I couldn't have been more pleased with the talent and professionalism. They played all the top hits and kept us on the floor all night! I highly recommend RetroActive for any venue or occasion. AMAZING!!!
We have worked with Retroactive several times and they are always professional and put on a Great show.
This is one of my all time favorite bands. If you love 80s music and having a good time, this is your band! Love my 80s music and love Retroactive! They are super professional to work with and just a fun band.
RetroActive played last evening at my daughters wedding and just plainly Rocked it! The dance floor was packed all night - the crowd was energized and everyone had a great time. Best of all, each member is an excellent musician and perfectly recreated "our" music from the 80's. If you want a sure fire way to have a wedding or party the guests will remember - book them!!! We all enjoyed every minute of the night and thanks for allowing me to join you on stage for a couple songs! Thanks, RetorActive, for making this a wedding all of us will remember forever!
The music was spot on, the band was great to work with and the dance floor was hopping. This was the first time in a long time we had employees stick around til the end of the event. Would highly recommend Retro Active!
OMG! Our small town loved them!
Found them on Gig Salad and damn glad I did
So easy to deal with. Awesome ppl in band!
If you can book them , do it!
You won’t regret it!!
RetroActive - Kansas City is wonderful! They performed at the retirement party for our company's president a couple of months ago and they were awesome! I love 80s music and they did a great job! They performed a lot of songs from a wide range of artists and every one of them sounded great. I hope to get to see them again sometime and would highly recommend them.
You were great! You were the bomb! 👍👍👍👍👍
Please keep us posted when you are in the East Bay, California!
Retroactive was incredible. The group seemed to have a lot of fun together and they aren't only performing one kind of 80s music. Their arsenal of 80s jams is so diverse and they really engage the audience.
Retro Active Lite played our 1st concert of the 2018 Summer season within our open air pavillion at Haymarket Square in downtown Leavenworth. The band is excellent - from our initial contacts, to set up, to them dressing in 80's garb, to the actual performance! They played to approximately 200 people who thoroughly enjoyed the 80's music, with many dancing. A great hit. Thanks, Wendy Scheidt
Leavenworth Main Street Director
Took my daughter to see this band in Leavenworth my daughter who is obsessed with anime actually had fun she was singing every song granted didn't stand up and dance but danced in her chair best mother daughter experience ever
If you are hosting an 80's party - you NEED this band. They are so much fun & know how to entertain a party! They play the part and had our country club members up dancing the whole night!
My wife and I loved this band the first time we heard them.
I can't say enough good things about RetroActive - their sound, their setlist, their overall performance - it truly is 'a totally awesome tribute to the music of the 80s'!
The band engaged the crowd and had the dance floor full all night. Their long sets and quickly transitioning from song to song kept the party going! From Maddona to Poison to Motley Crue, each and every song sounded like the original and their wide range of songs was absolutely impressive.
I look forward to future events where I can book RetroActive!
I needed a band for my husband's 50th B-day Surprise Party! I googled "80's Bands" and found RetroActive! I met with Marc and immediately felt like I had made a good decision!
They showed up, set up, and the rest is history!!
They were fantastic!!! Everyone at the party was so impressed! They were hilarious, had fun with the audience and most of all were excellent singers!!
One of the best things was how they engaged the kids. It's hard to find a band who spend most of their time playing to adults to come in and do so well with little kids!! That was something that I was so touched by!!!
I'm telling you, if you need a fun, energetic and truly great sounding local band, this is the band!!! Most people plan a party then find a band, we have the band and are now planning another party just because of them!!! Thank you!!
RetroActive is a super great 80's band! They know how to put together a play list that keeps everyone dancing, singing and entertained. Love this band!
I'm a Board member of the Kansas City Metro Bike Club. I was the Ride captain for our recent Northland Nightmare club ride done in conjunction with NKC Parks and Rec. I had not heard of this band before. The band was terrific. The songs flowed effortlessly as the crowd heard hits from the 80's. Vocals and instrumentals were strong as the band moved from Journey to Michael Jackson. A personal favorite, Love Shack got me on the dance floor. I would recommend to anyone. Vance Preman
What a great band. These guys had our town event rocking! They customized their set-list based on our event's demographics, which turned out great. Our audience was slow to catch on at first and then after the band welcomed them on stage, it was all ON! The kids loved it and their parents danced. Considering they had to travel 5 hours to get here, the price was right and it was a good value. Strongly suggest booking these guys.
On 2-21-15 CancerviveKC featured Retroactive at the Passé Prom-A-Palooza. If you are planning a retro themed party look no farther than Retroactive. The dance floor never stopped rocking and at the end of their set our crowd was chanting,"one more song!" A truly wonderful group of individuals that will make your event unforgettable.
Retroactive did an awesome job at our company Christmas Party. They kept everyone entertained and on the dance floor. They had an awesome play list! If anyone is ever looking for an 80s Band I would highly suggest them. They did a fantastic job!!!
Arkalalah was so lucky to have found RetroActive! They are an amazing band and were a pleasure to work with. We contacted RetroActive in 2011 with a crazy idea. We wanted them to perform from the back of a moving semi-truck....at the end of a parade. They were to be the last "float" to travel down the parade route to a pre-determined point where they would stop and perform a concert in the streets. Now you may have never heard of Arkalalah, but where we come from it's a really big deal. For the Big Saturday parade there are 35,000 people lining the streets. I think RetroActive thought we might have been a little crazy when we asked them to do this...but they agreed and approached the project whole heartedly. It ended up being a HUGE success! People danced in the streets and sang along with the band. It was the talk of the town for weeks. So when planning for the next year began people in the community expressed they definitely wanted RetroActive back. The festival has had them back every year since. They are definitely worth every penny and I would absolutely hire them again.
Retroactive was the second band to play for the Crawfish Boil I planned for May 31st. They were in constant communication before and after the event and were easy to work with. They were fun and kept the crown entertained for a 4 hour set. The client really enjoyed them!!
What to Expect
RetroActive will provide a Totally Awesome 80s experience for you and your guests
RetroActive is a Totally Awesome Tribute to the Music of the 80s!!
While other tribute bands emulate one particular artist or band, we bring back the sights, sound and memories of that decade when MTV actually played music videos. The 1980s!
When it comes to live 80's music, no one does it like RetroActive. We have always been a great band having a great time and the people we play for help make that happen! We've been doing this for almost 15 years....WOW! The party is still going strong and showing no signs of slowing down. With RetroActive you truly get taken back in time in both sight and sound. We are one of the signature bands in the mid west and a show that you don't want to miss.
Anybody can learn to play some songs and call themselves a band but we are entertainers.
We are 6 live musicians playing real instruments (no backing tracks here!) We are all about giving you an Awesome 80s experience all the way down to the clothes we wear!!
We feature both male and female lead vocalist so we can bring you a wide variety of your favorite 80s songs.
The music we play makes it impossible not to dance and sing along while we take the audience on visual and sonic ride and we all have a great time doing so.
You've taken the first step by visiting this site.
Now take the next step and contact us to have RetroActive make your event Totally Awesome!!
Additional Booking Notes
We are based out of Kansas City, MO but we will travel and take the show on the road regionally and beyond.
We are a professional, fun and easy act to work with.
We do ask, at a minimum, for a secure playing location, some food and drink, enough clean electric power to run the show and a clean room for getting into our Totally Awesome 80s stage clothes.
We have various levels of sound and light production available based on the size of your event, venue, budget etc.
Note: Travel greater than 90 miles beyond the Kansas City area could be subject to lodging arrangements for the band.
Please contact us for more information
Past Booked Events
|August 29, 2015||Fair/Festival|
Just the most rad 80s tunes!
If you are looking for Nothing but a Good Time, Don't go booking any other band!!
Another One Bites the Dust : Queen
Any Way You Want It : Journey
Bad Medicine : Bon Jovi
Beat It : Michael Jackson
Billie Jean : Michael Jackson
Blister in the Sun : Violent Femmes
Busta Move : Young MC
Centerfold : J. Geils Band
Come On Eileen : Dexys Midnight Runners
Dancin' with Myself : Billy Idol
Danger Zone : Kenny Loggins
Don't Stop Believin' : Journey
Don't You Forget About Me : Simple Minds
Dress You Up : Madonna
Every Rose Has Its Thorn : Poison
Fallen Angel : Poison
Footloose : Kenny Loggins
Funky Cold Medina : Ton Loc
Girl's Just Wanna Have Fun : Cyndi Lauper
Hate Myself for Loving You : Joan Jett
Heaven : Warrant
Heaven is a Place on Earth : Belinda Carlisle
Here I Go Again : Whitesnake
Hit Me With Your Best Shot : Pat Benatar
Hungry Like the Woolf : Duran Duran
I Love Rock n' Roll : Joan Jett
I Remember You : Skid Row
Ice Ice Baby : Vanilla Ice
It Takes Two : Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock
It's Tricky : Run DMC
Jessie's Girl : Rick Springfield
Jump : Van Halen
Just Can't Get Enough : Depeche Mode
Just Like Heaven : The Cure
Kickstart My Heart : Motley Crue
Kiss Me Deadly : Lita Ford
Let's Go Crazy : Prince
Like a Prayer : Madonna
Livin' on a Prayer : Bon Jovi
Love Shack : B-52s
Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' : Journey
Maniac : Michael Sembello
Melt with You : Modern English
Mickey : Toni Basil
Night Train : Guns N' Roses
Nothin' but a Good Time : Poison
Personal Jesus : Depeche Mode
Photograph : Def Leppard
Play That Funky Music : Wild Cherry
Pour Some Sugar on Me : Def Leppard
Power of Love : Huey Lewis and the News
Purple Rain : Prince
Push It : Salt-n-Pepa
Rebel Yell : Billy Idol
Rio : Duran Duran
Rock You Like a Hurricane : Scorpions
Separate Ways : Journey
Should I Stay or Should I Go? : The Clash
Sister Christian : Night Ranger
Stone In Love : Journey
Straight Up : Paula Abdul
Summer of '69 : Bryan Adams
Sunglasses at Night : Corey Hart
Sweet Child 'O Mine : Guns N' Roses
Sweet Dreams : Eurythmics
Tainted Love : Soft Cell
Take on Me : A-ha
Talk Dirty to Me : Poison
The Final Countdown : Europe
The Warrior : Scandal
Time After Time : Cyndi Lauper
Turn Up the Radio : Autograph
Under Pressure : Queen
Walk Like an Egyptian : The Bangles
Wanna Be Startin' Something : Michael Jackson
We Got the Beat : Go-Go's
We're Not Gonna Take It : Twisted Sister
Wild Thing : Ton Loc
Wild Wild West : Escape Club
You Give Love a Bad Name : Bon Jovi
You Gotta Fight For Your Right : Beastie Boys
You Shook Me All Night Long : AC/DC
Your Love : The Outfield
You've Got Another Thing Comin' : Judas Priest
|Eric White||Bass, Backing Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
The superstars and one hit wonders of the 80s!
Michael Jackson, Pat Benatar, Bon Jovi, Prince, Def Leppard, Madonna, Guns n Roses, Journey, Cyndi Lauper, Huey Lewis, The Go-Gos, Van Halen, The Bangles, Tears For Fears, Queen, Whitney Houston, Kenny Loggins, Rick Springfield, Joan Jett, The Outfield, Poison, Bryan Adams, Paula Abdul and many, many more!!
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We all had a wonderful time! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your band!!
We would love to come see you guys play in the future.
Thanks so much for an amazing party!!