The 1980s were the best years for music. It was a decade of fun, inventive music...the early days of MTV, when music was about having a good time.
The M-80s are the South's premiere '80s tribute act, and we bring back the spirit of those times. We play your favorite songs from your favorite decade, faithfully reproducing the sounds and memories of that era. Every song is an instantly recognizable hit, and you know every word to every song we sing.
Do the Girls Just Wanna have Fun? Do You want to party like it's 1999? The M-80s will make sure that your event is a success!
Price Range: $1800 base plus travel expenses
Gig Length: 45 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
The M-80s always delivers a high-energy, fun experience for your guests! We are a 1980s tribute act that specializes in LIKE, TOTALLY delivering authentic performances of your favorite songs from the 1980s...the early days of MTV. We perform a wide variety of pop, rock, and new wave music that appeals to everybody. The crowd will know every word to every song we play, and we encourage singing along and dancing!
For weddings and similar events, we offer additional services. We will learn up to two songs (of any genre) for special moments like first dances. We can provide prerecorded music services for breaks in the performance, and will work with you on the songlist. We can also emcee the event, making announcements and introductions, and working closely with the event coordinator to make sure things go smoothly.
Our show is always tailored to the venue and event, so that the song choices and show presentation match your expectations. We pride ourselves in being a professional entertainment resource, making the talent-buying process clear and easy for both expert and novice buyers. We make it easy for you, so that you can enjoy the event while we take care of the entertainment details.
The M-80s bring back the fun and energy of the 1980s. This Birmingham, Alabama-based band is a five-member group of experienced, professional entertainers choosing the best music from the '80s and ensuring that you have a good time. We perform shows in venues of all sizes for indoor and outdoor concerts, showcases, parties, reunions, weddings, and benefits.
The band has a 6-year history that grew from a common love of the music and energy of the 1980s. We are fronted by a talented female vocalist, and every band member sings. We also incorporate keyboards and synthesizers into our sound. This allows us to provide authentic reproductions of a wide variety of pop music that other bands cannot duplicate.
We exist to make people happy with our music and the service we provide. We are professional in our presentation, performance, and business dealings. We know that hiring a band can be stressful, so we emphasize good communication with our clients, and we make the process clear and simple.
Here's what a few former clients are saying about The M-80s:
"The M-80s were the best decision we made for our wedding! They know how to do one thing and that's to put on the best show of your life! Our guests were not only pleased with our choice, but asked for the band's information for their weddings! All of the band members are extremely talented and enthusiastic, which gives them great stage presence. I would absolutely recommend the M-80s and can't wait to find an event to bring them back to play!"- Christie T., wedding client, Jackson, MS
"These guys will fight for your right to party! They delivered a totally awesome time warp back to the 80s for our 200 guests. We are now official groupies of the M-80s." - Chris N., Annual Mardis Gras party, Pike Road, AL
"The M-80's played our wedding perfectly. The guests were very complimentary, and said the band members were very kind and fun to be around. We really enjoyed them!" – Chris B., Wedding client, Birmingham, AL, Nov 2009
"The M-80's are one of the best cover bands when it comes to duplicating the sound of any song they play. They are high energy and have a great stage presence. They put on a great show!" – Ray W., Private Party hosted at Superior Grill, Birmingham, AL
"The M-80s are a great band. They are all very professional and great people. They put in a wonderful show and get the crowd into it. They will rock your establishment and you will want them back for more shows!" - Kimmie E., Manager, Time Out Sports Bar & Grill, Adger, AL
**The M-80s were also selected by the readers of Birmingham Magazine as one of the top cover bands in Birmingham for 2010**
Additional Booking Notes
The M-80s have a complete professional sound and light system which can be tailored to the size of the venue or event.
1999 - Prince
Freeze Frame - J. Geils Band
We Got the Beat - The Go-Go's
You Make My Dreams - Hall & Oates
Don’t You Forget About Me - Simple Minds
Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around - Tom Petty
Your Love - The Outfield
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
Hit Me Best Shot - Pat Benatar
I Want U2 Want Me - Cheap Trick
Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar
Livin’ on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Nothin but a Good Time - Poison
Any Way You Want It - Journey
New Sensation - INXS
Mickey - Toni Basil
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Raspberry Beret - Prince
Centerfold - J. Geils Band
Jack and Diane - John Cougar Mellencamp
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Love Shack - The B-52s
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Sweet Child o’ Mine - Guns & Roses
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
I love Rock n Roll - Joan Jett
Don’t Stop Believin’ - Journey
One Way Or Another - Blondie
Hurts So Good - John Cougar Mellencamp
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
Jessie’s Girl - Rick Springfield
Faithfully - Journey
Our Lips are Sealed - The Go-Go's
Alone - Heart
Separate Ways, Worlds Apart - Journey
Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran
I Want a New Drug - Huey Lewis & the News
Material Girl - Madonna
Pretty In Pink - Simple Minds
Faith - George Michael
What I like about You - The Romantics
R.O.C.K. in the USA - John Cougar Mellencamp
On the Dark Side - John Cafferty
(phone number hidden) Jenny - Tommy Tutone
Just What I Needed - The Cars
Take Me Home Tonight - Eddie Money
It’s My Life - Talk Talk
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
|Michael Weidenbach||Bass, Vocals|
|Mike Tucker||Guitar, Vocals|
|Glenn Freeeman||Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals|
|Larry Gambrill||Drums, vocals|
|Erin Black||Lead Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
The best act from the '80s...the early days of MTV and big acts like Journey, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Bon Jovi, Prince, Guns & Roses, Pat Benatar, Billy Idol, Huey Lewis, and many more!
20 ft. wide by 10 ft. deep stage, plus space to accommodate lights and speakers
Minimum power requirements are 2 UNSHARED, 15-amp 120 volt outlets within 30 feet of the stage
If performance is outside, adequate staging must be provided, as well as an alternate location in case of inclement weather.