80s

80's Genre Descriptive Text

The 80's. MTV. Drum Machines. Purple Hair. And some of the best music ever created.

TEC Featured Acts
TEC 80's Acts
Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie

Out of the arenas of the 80's comes the music that rocked your world. Wisconsin's own CHERRY PIE recreates that sound with all the extravagance of the era. Their show is BIG - with ultimate lights, fog, theatrics and explosions along with outstanding musicianship, tight-fitting clothes and, of cours...

Addiction

Addiction

Nothin' but a good time, ADDICTION brings you the best of the 80's hard rock, glam and hair metal. Break out your best air guitar, air drums and shake your head, to your favorite monster hair hits

Kings of Radio

Kings of Radio

Whether you love to throw your fist in the air, bob your head, or sing at the top of your lungs to tunes by AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Journey, Def Leppard, Scorpions and others, we've got you covered. Kings of Radio aim to reproduce these timeless songs as you heard them originally and transport you back in ...

Retro Sonic

Retro Sonic

The 80’s was a decade of fun. Computers were evolving rapidly which gave birth to an entire new style of musical gear. This new pop music was known for it’s pulsating electronic beats, powerful synthesizers, driving bass lines and innocent, yet flirtacious lyrics. ...

Mixtape

Mixtape

Mixtape is psyched to bring the dance party to your festival, corporate gathering, school formal, and 80’s themed special event. Our totally rad set list includes your favorite UK & Euro-pop, New Wave, and classic American hit songs from the height of the MTV era. Righteously fun, energetic and ...

The LoveMonkeys

The LoveMonkeys

Celebrating 25 years as a top drawing band in Wisconsin, it’s obvious this boy band never takes for granted the importance of putting on a great show. Their high-energy, jam-packed performances are filled with pop hits, reggae rhythms and one-of-a-kind medleys. Though no two Lovemonkey shows are ali...

Boogie Men

Boogie Men

The Boogie Men create the ultimate dance party with a stimulating 70's disco experience. Hear your favorite funky hits while seeing the afros, bell bottoms and high energy show come alive.

The Toys

The Toys

Audiences have enjoyed THE TOYS' explosive and energetic revival of hot music from the 80's to today's hits. When you think of great entertainment in Wisconsin, THE TOYS immediately come to mind. The song list scales top dance and rock hits from the 80's to today's current country and modern hits. ...

This Side Up

This Side Up

This Side Up plays an incredibly wide variety of the best recent pop, rock, hip-hop, and country hits, often with a fun rock twist that will have people waiting to see what song is next.

This Side Up is the party band for crowds tired of the same stale songs, performed the same unimagina...

Screamin Cucumbers

Screamin Cucumbers

Since 2004, The Screamin' Cucmbers (Cukes) have provided a brand of rock, pop, country and dance that combines fantastic, versatile musicianship with quality female and male vocals. Perfect for any club, festival, private event and more. The Cukes took 4th place in the 2016 Milwaukee A-List best lo...

The Clique

The Clique

The Clique is a high energy band that keeps you wanting more! When you absolutely need to party this is the band you'll want to rock the event!! With a variety of songs from the 80's, 90's and today we are sure you'll keep dancing all night long! Never a dull moment with this crew! Genre's include r...

Rhythm Method

Rhythm Method

Rhythm Method blends dynamic vocals and superb musicianship to flawlessly reproduce the rock/pop sounds of the 70's and 80's.Fronted by singer Bobby Rouse, voted the top male vocalist in Wisconsin by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry, the band has led audiences on the ultimate classic rock experienc...

Totally Neon

Totally Neon

Totally Neon is a MTV 80's pop rock tribute band bringing the glitz and glam to the stage for a high energy show. Filled with classic hits and on hit wonders fo the 80's, Totally Neon takes you back in time. 

Streetlife

Streetlife

Streetlife with Warren Wiegratz (Official Band of The Milwaukee Bucks for more than 25 years) performs a unique blend of R&B, Dance, Rock and Current styles, combining superb musicianship with soul felt vocals and an exciting stage presence. Honored with many nominations and awards at the Wi...

Joe Hite

Joe Hite

Joe Hite - Milwaukee's Musical Wizard. Entertainer, Vocalist, Composer, Comedian and more... performing a multi-faceted chef salad of music spanning many decades and genres.

Light Up (A Tribute to Styx)

Light Up (A Tribute to Styx)

STYX was one of the biggest album-rock bands of the late 70's, capable of producing monster hits with their stadium rock, power ballads and concept albums. LIGHT UP captures the excitement of both the music and the era. Close your eyes and you'll swear it's the real thing. LIGHT UP is not just a...

Dj King James

Dj King James

DJ King James has successfully provided entertainment for weddings, festivals, retail, corporate events, and special events in the Mid-West for over 10 years. During that time, King James has earned a reputation for exceptional service and professionalism. From an elegant small gathering to a forma...

Up All Night

Up All Night

If you're looking to have a party, then look no further! Up All Night is a young and talented group playing the best party music spanning over seven decades! Up All Night offers a high quality performance along with starting the party and keeping it going! So get on out to a show and join in on the ...

Boomer Nation

Boomer Nation

Boomer Nation is governed by five veteran musicians from its capital city of Milwaukee. Drawing on extensive musical backgrounds, the members of Boomer Nation strike the perfect balance between polished renditions and high energy improvised versions of Classic Rock songs that live audiences have co...

Dave Ciccantelli

Dave Ciccantelli

If you’ve followed live music in Southeastern WI at all, chances are very good that you’ve seen Dave perform at some event. He is a seasoned professional with many shows at a multitude of high-profile venues including Summerfest, WI State Fair, and too many clubs and smaller festivals to mention. ...

Soul 2 the Bone

Soul 2 the Bone

We describe the Soul 2 The Bone Band as 6-7 piece band with great music for everyone. As a 7 piece ensemble Soul 2 The Bone Band is designed to work with corporations, non-profit organizations, wedding, Anniversaries parties and private parties who may have a limited resources or budgets. Overall, ...

Alter Ego

Alter Ego

High- Energy Rock N' Roll covers from artists like: Journey, Styx, Maroon 5, Kings of Leon, Tom Petty, Dave Matthews Band, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Train, Doobie Brothers, etc. Pease be sure to say Hello on our wall and let us know what you think !

3D

3D

3D is a Milwaukee based, classic rock influenced band with a pop rock, harmony filled feel to it. The band consists of three close brothers with a history of music lineage. In one form or another, they have graced the stages of Summerfest, State Fair and a vast number of nightclubs, festivals & ...

Ted Oliver Dueling Pianos

Ted Oliver Dueling Pianos

What are Dueling Pianos?

One word. FUN! The Dueling Pianos concept is all about fun! Put two beautiful grand pianos on stage, add two impossibly talented and outgoing entertainers who play and sing with gusto, add a ton of rockin’ tunes – everything from The Beatles to Nickelback from Bon Jovi to Car...

Brewtown Beat

Brewtown Beat

Brewtown Beat is Milwaukee's must-see party band. Fueled by a wicked horn lineup and powerful rhythm section, the band performs a collision of vintage Jamaican Reggae, 2-Tone Ska, and popular Modern Rock cover songs in their own upbeat style.

With multiple vocalists, diverse songlist, and fun live p...

The Now

The Now

THE NOW is an established, touring level rock band that covers classic rock through contemporary pop/rock cover material. Powerful, energetic, and enticing. Bringing to the listener an experience reminiscent of the arena rock bands of history. ​Performing every weekend has made this band a seasoned...

Phil Norby

Phil Norby

Local singer, songwriter, culinary wizard playing a gamut of hits from any decade. Phil's smooth vocals and guitar stylings have made him one of the secret talents in Wisconsin. Don't miss Phil Norby!

Phil Norby is a singer/songwriter from Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. He's been performing his own mu...

Rudy and Vee

Rudy and Vee

Rudy and Vee is an Acoustic duo that you haven't seen before. We collaborate Acoustic Guitar with solid vocals and harmonies along with the sweet sounds of the saxophone.

Oil Can Harry

Oil Can Harry

Oil Can Harry is one of the area’s busiest cover acts, Oil Can Harry has been a staple on the scene over the last decade. The group is known for its high-production values, with a light show that rivals many a national act. From current hits to hard-rockin’ standards, the band covers all genres of m...

Tracy Hannemann

Tracy Hannemann

Tracy Hannemann is a popular Milwaukee vocalist specializing in the styles of many music genres - jazz, R&B, rock, pop and more.  Whether fronting her band, Powered by Five, or performing in an intimate setting with her lounge duo, Tracy is a familiar face to all in Milwaukee and a top notc...

Radio Radio

Radio Radio

Radio Radio was born out of the need for a group of Milwaukee's finest on-the-scene musicians to play some of their favorite covers from days of their youth - New Wave and alternative hits from 1977-1984. No other band takes this true-to-life approach to the cover band. You will see and hear a ban...

Rob Anthony

Rob Anthony

An acoustic singer-songwriter, Rob Anthony crosses genres to truly connect with the audience. He senses what the crowd wants and it gives it to them with passion and tremendous musicianship. It's obvious he loves performing and the crowd feeds off that energy. Rob occupies a unique musical space wit...

The Cheap Shots

The Cheap Shots

"The Cheap Shots is one of Wisconsin's BEST party cover bands! Whether we're headlining major festival stages, rocking Summerfest, performing at the Wisconsin State Fair, playing a wedding, club or bar, you know you're experiencing something special. From the wide-ranging set list to our wireless in...

The Crisis

The Crisis

The Crisis is SE Wisconsin’s premiere rock and roll party band. Appearing at clubs and festivals for the last 10 + years, their loyal following keeps increasing. Breaking attendance and refreshment records, fans and buyers alike are seeing what the party is all about! The Crisis is a 5 piece pow...

Category X

Category X

Category X, since it was first W.A.M.I. nominated for Best New Group, has become one of the most desired cover bands in the Midwest for several reasons. First, and foremost, our friends, that consistently pack out the venues Category X performs at, are the GREATEST people in the world. Also, Categor...

Six Pack Sammy

Six Pack Sammy

Playing your favorite hits from the 70′s, 80′s, 90′s and today with an incredible rocking spin giving them new life and excitement. A six piece groove oriented rock act with powerful male vocals, dueling guitars, a thunderous booming rhythm section, and James Brown style horns.
Six Pack Sammy: Rocks...

TEN FEET TALL

TEN FEET TALL

Ten Feet Tall is a band comprised of incredible musicians from the Southeastern Wi area. Our selection of music spans all facets of the rock and pop genres, covering music from the greatest decades of Rock-N-Roll, and we bring it with the flare, power and passion that only Ten Feet Tall can.

If it’s ...

Naked 80s

Naked 80s

Upbeat trio playing the best of the 80's, stripped down on acoustic instruments. The repertoire includes well-known 80's pop and rock that is still fun for dancing and singing along and the guys convey a playful sense of humor on stage. Interactive, unpredictable and professional sum up the Naked ...

Ben Wagner

Ben Wagner

Ben's uses his smooth, earthy vocals to deliver his songs that are marked with his signature wordplay and lyrical precision. He is a heartfelt performer who takes the time to share stories and interact with his audience.

Big Spoon

Big Spoon

Hailing from Southeastern WI, Big Spoon is as fun and diverse as a band as you’ll ever find. With a wide musical background, the group draws from a variety of styles and never pigeon holes themselves into one genre. With the ability to morph styles seamlessly between every song, you’ll find the audi...

Kilroy

Kilroy

Kilroy is a 4-Piece Rock Band Covering Some of the Great Classics From the 70s Through Today

Joe Hite Orchestra

Joe Hite Orchestra

JOE HITE is a name very familiar to most in Wisconsin. Always classy. Very talented. And you know you're getting quality.  

THE JOE HITE ORCHESTRA brings it to a new level. Top Notch musicianship and vocals. Good looking band. And ultimately, an amazing performance catered to you and your gue...

Live Band Karaoke

Live Band Karaoke

Live Band Karaoke - Milwaukee has been bringing new and exciting energy to live entertainment for over 8 years. Why sing with a boring karaoke recording when you can have the real thing backing you up on stage? Pounding drums, powerful keyboards, thrashing guitar solos, rich backing vocals & h...