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80s tribute act presented by Chris has been described as high energy, up tempo, extremely visual and colourful. He is bringing back many great memories of the 80s, as well as creating them with his unique and exciting act.
Not only does he sing on the mic at the front of the stage he also performs vocals whilst playing live on an 80s electronic drum kit. He covering classics such as Van Halen’s Jump and of course he can’t get away without playing Phil Collins’ In The Air Tonight. He also runs behind the kit to play percussion on Gloria Estefan’s The Rhythm Is Gonna Get YA, Adam and the Ants Ant Music and many more.
Live keyboards and Synthesizers also feature in Chris’ act with Cars by Gary Numan, Enola Gay by O.M.D, Shout by Tears for Fears and Prince’s Purple Rain are just a few examples.
Chris creates his own backing tracks in his studio, leaving off certain instruments to perform them live in his own 80s showman style on authentic 80s synths, keyboards and electric drums.
Chris’ 80s night will have you dancing and singing from start to finish. Check out the set list for some classic 80s tracks, as well as some obscure but memorable ones that have been lost along the way.
He offers up to 2 x 1 hour sets but this can be adapted to fit around your evening. He will also play recorded music in-between sets if required to keep the 80s theme going.
Chris’ 80s tribute act travels all over the UK. With many years of experience behind him he started touring in the 80s and hasn’t stopped yet!
Chris has created a high energy, versatile solo 80s tribute act – expect a fun packed and wild night.
“Chris presents an exciting solo 80s tribute act, celebrating the music and fashion of the highly stylized 80s era. Clad in amazing 80s outfits, Chris provides an outstanding vocal performance accompanied by one of the most quintessentially 80s icons; the electric drums.
In a unique and memorable performance, he brings back to life classis by Gary Numan, Chris Isaak, Eurythmics and Adam & the Ants”. A born entertainer, Chris has been performing and entertaining since age 11, singing and playing drums in various rock and pop bands. He is also a multi-instrumentalist session musician, playing with several high profile bands and performers.
This is a thoroughly entertaining act, guaranteed to get everybody dancing and singing along to old favourites and guilty pleasures. He provides 80s music in-between spots and finishes the night with an 80s disco. Chris is professional and reliable, ideal for weddings, clubs, charity / themed events and private parties”. – The Stage
“Two very good nights Live Entertainment; Sunday real energy and versatility from Chris . Should see a welcome return at some future point, with his adaptions of some oldies and modern songs set to drum background and Chris’s unique vocals”. – Buckley Working Mens Club, North Wales.
“He is the best artist we have had here. I am 70 years old and enjoyed every moment. We have been married 50 yrs next year and we would like to book him, if possible”. – E Baines, Member of the audience at The Sands Caravan Park, Morecambe
“He was an excellent drummer and singer. He pleased all our club which is quite difficult and we would be glad to have him back in our club”. – J.Entwistle, Newton Heath Catholic Club
“Chris was back here by popular demand. My customers think he was fantastic, also played about 7 encores. I would have him back anytime”. – The Mulberry Bush, Macclesfield
“Very good evening. Great drummer and singer. The crowd were involved in the songs. Very good entertainer. Would be great to see him play again. Will go far as an entertainer”. – Kings Ransom,
“Chris, that was great. I’ve never heard drums like that for a long time, since Buddy Rich. Fabulous. See you again soon”. – Joan, Compare and committee member of Prescot Guild Hall
“A great start to our Christmas party season. Absolutely fantastic and really got the crowd going”. – Sarah Lowe, The Mount, Orrell
“What a fantastic night. Refreshing change to the normal act. Will definitely book Chris again. Went down so well, very talented”. – Northenden Social Club, Manchester
“Brilliant evening of entertainment. Everyone enjoyed the performance. Welcome back anytime. Booked again. Can’t wait”. – Smithy Manor, St Helens
“Great night last night celebrating all the sounds of the 80’s with chris blackburn, deffo get him back on again”. – O’Connors Bar, Thornton, Cleveleys
“This was Chris’ first time here. People enjoyed it. Very good. Hope to see him again in the future”. – Landlord of Duke Of York, Chorley
“Chris was fantastic. Varied and versatile artist who catered for everyone, from 40s music to 80s, 90s. Will definitely be coming back to our club”. – Coldherst Conservative Club, Oldham
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