Why I Do This

I was lucky enough to be a teenager through the eighties and I was mad on music, big hair, bad make-up and all that went with being a teenager of the times. All these years later I still have the big hair but now it is "touched" with grey and the bad make-up is gone but the tunes still play loudly in my head and even louder if they grace my radio, tv or mp3player. I will gladly admit to being a"mainstream" fan for the most part but I do have the odd liking for some of the less "played to death" bands of the time. What started all this was a drawer full of slowly decaying cassettes and a fear of losing the music that is on them. So I began to recreate them onto CD and I am loving it and finding some fantastic albums along the way.

I would like to re-dedicate this site to my late husband, he lost his long battle with cancer in 2011, he was a huge 80's fan, possibly even more so than myself. So for you my love.

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Updated 15th May 2020

Hi All, I am slowly revamping the blog. You won't find any download links on this site but I am only too happy to of supplied the tracklistings to assist you in remembering those long lost gems .Thanks Meggsy

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Giving A Bit Of A Plug

During the week I received an email from a great guy and he told me about the 80's cover band he is in. I visited the bands site and wow. I wish I lived in Melbourne just so I could see them.

They are called 80's Enuff and are made up of
Flash Dan - Lead Vocals
Adorian - Synthesizer/Vocals
Roland Simmons - Electronic Drums
Michael J Roxx - Lead Guitar

You can visit their site here.

(Photo Above And Write Up Below Is Taken From Their Site)
80s Enuff are Australia's original and best 80s tribute show. Other retro bands have tried to follow in their footsteps, but no act has been able create performances with such genuine 80s authenticity, raw energy and humor.
Not only do they wear all the LOUD 80s costumes but also use original 80s instruments including Simmons electronic drums, real 80s sequencing technology and LIVE vocals as opposed to the backing tracks that so many tribute and cover acts are using these days. In other words, you're getting the Real Deal with no cheating or miming!!
Since 1995, 80s Enuff has become much less a band than a Melbourne institution. The band had a vision to skillfully recreate the sounds from the decade; a live show is theatrically visual and entertaining. From corporate/private events to successful long term residencies in pubs and clubs, 80s ENUFF always has the audience not only raging but coming back for more!
Each live performance is the product of continuing hard work from the musicians, a theatre director, a choreographer and a costume designer.
Guests and members of 80s Enuff have included Brian Canham (Pseudo Echo), James Freud (The Models), Paul Gray (Wa Wa Nee), Dale Ryder and Peter Farnan (Boom Crash Opera), Scott Carne (Kids In The Kitchen), Brian Mannix (Uncanny X-Men), David Sterry (Real Life), Erik Weideman (1927), Steve Morgan (Icehouse), Warren Jenkin (Killing Heidi), Kym Valentine (Neighbours), Marty Grech (The Androids), George Kapiniaris (Acropolis Now, Wogs Out Of Work, The Flares etc.) and actor Brett Swaine (Neighbours).

Their site is fantastic and full of video clips and examples of their great singing style along with glimpes of their 80's fashion. They also have a listing of their upcoming gigs for those of you lucky enough to live locally. Go visit them !!!!

1 comment:

Fergo said...

Ah yes, 80s Enuff, ureal band, been around a lot of years but you can't beat them! I used to go see them years ago in South Melbourne, I saw them a few months ago at Fusion (Crown Casino), as good as ever, different singer from when I saw them last but still one of the best coverbands around. I want to get one of those drum kits they use, I see them in all the old 80s video clips so I guess they don't make them anymore :-(