Themed show incorporating 80’s music from the 80s Xplosion with 80’s costumes, large PA and lightshow! Covering music by The Pretenders, The Police, Spandau Ballet, Bananarama, bands and outfits from the 80s decade!
1 x 40 minute 80’s set. 1 x general dance set. 70 minute non-stop 80’s set. Corporate, Wedding or Cabaret venues! John and Karen are both lead vocalists and John is an accomplished musician on guitar, bass and keys! They have excellent equipment and lighting and are geared up for most venue situations!
Booking this 80s Xplosion duo would be a wise choice! John and Karen are happy to work corporate venues, clubs, hotels, holiday camps or any kind of venue that books musical based shows! (They don’t generally work in small pubs.)
80s Xplosion – Cover Music North West
Contemporary R&B originated in the 1980s, when musicians started adding disco-like beats, high-tech production and elements of hip hop, soul and funk to rhythm and blues, making it more danceable and modern.
The top mainstream R&B artists of 1980s included: Michael Jackson, Prince, Jermaine Jackson, The Whispers, The S.O.S. Band, Stevie Wonder, Kool & the Gang, Yarbrough and Peoples, Smokey Robinson, Rick James, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Earth, Wind & Fire, Dazz Band, Evelyn King, Marvin Gaye, Mtume, DeBarge, Midnight Star and Freddie Jackson. (Wikipedia)
Evelyn “Champagne” King (born July 1, 1960) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. She is best known for her hit disco single “Shame”, which was released in 1977 during the height of disco’s popularity. King had other hits from the early through the mid–1980s including; “I’m in Love” (1981) and “Love Come Down” (1982).
Evelyn King was born in The Bronx, New York, and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is one of eight children. Her uncle Avon Long had played the part of Sportin’ Life in the first Broadway revival of Porgy and Bess and worked with Lena Horne at the Cotton Club. Her father sang back-up for groups at Harlem’s Apollo Theater. Her mother managed a group called Quality Red.
She was discovered as a young woman while working with her mother at Philadelphia International Records as an office cleaner. Producer Theodore T. Life overheard her singing in a washroom and began coaching her. She was eventually signed to a production deal with Life’s Galaxy Productions and a recording contract with RCA Records.
On August 14, 2007, King released her first studio album in 12 years, Open Book. It featured the single “The Dance”, which peaked at #12 on the Hot Dance Club Play Chart.
In 2011, King also collaborated with deep house producer Miguel Migs, on the track “Everybody”, which was included on his album Outside the Skyline. The single for “Everybody” was released on July 19, 2011. (Wikipedia).