BAND BIO

Eurythmics, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, David Bowie, Yazoo, Visage, Ultravox, Blondie

1980X is a trio of zealous Wellington musicians and performers with a mission to bring the stylised, classic pop of the penultimate decade of the twentieth century to their audiences via a bona fide musical labour of love.

This meticulous band employ driving, dance-oriented rhythms (courtesy of drummer Darren MathiassenShapeshifter), dextrous, propulsive rock and funk guitar (Mark PolettiThe Analog Monsters), and genuine, period analogue keyboards and soaring vocals (Jonny SpenceThat 80s Band, The Drum Machines) to frame many of the 1980s’ most famous tracks. Add frenetic, rhythmic synthesizer programming and the latest technology in sound production, and your event gets a cutting edge, retro-fitted, 1980s treatment.

Artists covered include:
Eurythmics, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, David Bowie, Yazoo, Visage, Ultravox, Blondie, The Psychedelic Furs, Duran Duran, Real Life, Pat Benetar, Arcadia, Simple Minds, Joy Division, Soft Cell, A Flock of Seagulls, Australian Crawl, Dead or Alive, Thompson Twins, New Order, Queen, Gary Numan, Blancmange, Tears for Fears, and more…

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