Kick Up The 80's

The Ultimate 80’s party band! 

Founded in 1999,  Kick up the 80’s are one of the UK’s longest running and most popular live tribute to the 80’s. They have performed Nationwide at many major events, festivals & prestigious venues, including the ICC Birmingham, various theatres, clubs and entertainment venues. The bands core foundation has always relied on quality musicianship and the love of great music from the 80's that introduced us to Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Madness, Soft Cell, Bon Jovi, The Jam, Tears for Fears, Depeche Mode, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and many many more. 

Kick up the 80's deliver a high energy show, with faithfully recreated 80's classics. The bands main emphasis has always been based on fun, with some tongue in cheek humour, 'guest star' appearances & costume changes to boot!

This seasoned four piece have appeared with 80’S Legends such as; ABC, Go West, Bad Manners, Limahl( Kajagoogoo) & Jackie Graham. 

With a song repertoire featuring over 60 artistes from Adam Ant to Wham, covering all genres from New Romantic to Ska via Heavy Rock and Electronica there's something to please everyone!!

Show Options

1 x 60 mins

1 x 90 mins

2 x 45 mins

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Premier 80’s tribute, Kick Up The 80’s play some of the biggest hits of the 80’s.  The band produce authentic recreations of bands such as Wham, Duran Duran, Madness, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Soft Cell, Tears For Fears, Spandau Ballet, Culture Club, The Jam and many more.  With tongue firmly in cheek, “guest appearances” from George Michael and Bon Jovi add to the party atmosphere of a Kick Up The 80’s show and will keep you dancing all night.  Kick Up The 80’s will have you partying like the 90’s never happened - The Robin 2.

Kick up the 80’s are always guaranteed to pull in a full house - Mark Ellis, Owner of The River Rooms

Kick Up The 80’s are a superb party band, made up of a great bunch of guys who are real professionals.  They have performed here at the (Walsall Football) club on many occasions and gone down a storm.  From the time they get on the stage the dance floor is full and a lot of our customers have been back to see them more than once.  They cover all the classics from this era and along with the costume changes they give our customers what they want…a quality night out leaving them wanting more! - Dianne Elsworth, Walsall Football Club

We were delighted with our booking.  ”Kick Up The 80s” provided an excellent end to the evening.  Delivering a wide range of 80’s favourites, with a great sound at very good value and more importantly they got folks off their bums dancing the night away!  We would certainly consider making a future booking and it would be safe to say, following fantastic positive feedback from our staff, that ”Kick Up The 80s” is the best live entertainment we have had since hosting this event for several years.  Thank you for such a professional and entertaining evening - Mark Wildman, Marketing Manager @ Sandwell Leisure Trust, Sandwell Council

Guaranteed to put a smile on the face of even the most miserable of gits.  Kick Up The 80’s are the musical version of prozac: if you don’t love them, then you’re probably clinically dead - Daz Hale, Radio WM

We would like to thank ”Kick Up The 80s” for playing at the wedding.  You were brilliant and all our guests agreed.  We wish you every success for the future - Darren & Josie

Absolutely fantastic band – thank you for a brilliant night at William Brookes School, Much Wenlock last night. Got the guests up and dancing from start to finsh, and the best bit was when they sang a Prince song for me!!!  Thank you guys. 10/10 - William Brookes School, Much Wenlock

First time we’ve had a live band and what an act to start with.  Kick up the 80’s rocked Pier 39 for an hour and a half. These guys look the part and sing some of the greatest songs from the 80’s.  This is a must see band!  I’ve had so many people asking when they will be back, hopefully in the near future. I can not recommend this band enough - Carl Jones - Pier 39

Kick up the 80’s went down a storm, everyone really enjoyed themselves. Great band - Gary, The Range. 



  • Look Of Love - Abc   
  • Antmusic - Adam And The Ants 
  • Summer Of ’69 - Bryan Adams
  • Take On Me - A-Ha 
  • Welcome To The Monkey House - Animal Magnet 
  • Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
  • Lip Up Fatty - Bad Manners 
  • Venus - Bananarama 
  • Hey Mickey – Toni Basil
  • Let’s Dance - David Bowie
  • Everybody Needs Somebody - Blues Brothers 
  • You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi
  • Livin’ On A Prayer  - Bon Jovi 
  • Karma Chameleon - Culture Club 
  • Real Gone Kid - Deacon Blue 
  • Just Can’t Get Enough - Depeche Mode 
  • Come On Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners 
  • Spirit In The Sky - Dr And The Medics
  • Girls On Film  - Duran Duran
  • Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran 
  • Perfect - Fairground Attraction 
  • Relax - Frankie Goes Hollywood 
  • We Close Our Eyes - Go West 
  • Happy Hour - Housemartins         
  • Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News 
  • Need You Tonight - Inxs 
  • Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  • Town Called Malice - Jam 
  • Going Underground - Jam 
  • I Love Rock N Roll - Joan Jett 
  • Centrefold - J Geils Band
  • Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves 
  • Give It Up - Kc and The Sunshine Band
  • Get Down On It - Kool And The Gang 
  • Love And Pride - King
  • Footloose – Kenny Loggins
  • One Step Beyond - Madness 
  • Baggy Trousers - Madness
  • Must Be Love – Madness
  • Nightboat To Cairo – Madness
  • Material Girl - Madonna 
  • Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
  • I’ve Had The Time Of My Life - Bill Medley
  • Down Under - Men At Work
  • Faith – George Michael
  • 99 Red Balloons - Nena 
  • Cars – Gary Numan
  • When The Going Gets Tough – Billy Ocean
  • Enola Gay - 0.M.D  
  • Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer
  • West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys 
  • Pappas Got A Brand New Pig Bag - Pig Bag
  • Electric Dreams - Phil Oakey
  • 1999 - Prince  
  • Kiss - Prince 
  • I Would Walk (500 Miles) - Proclaimers 
  • Another One  Bites The Dust - Queen 
  • Radio Ga Ga - Queen 
  • I Want To Break Free - Queen 
  • Dancing On The Ceiling - Lionel Richie
  • Walk This Way - Run Dmc
  • Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin’ Stevens
  • Don’t You Forget About Me - Simple Minds
  • Tainted Love - Soft Cell
  • Too Much, Too Young - Specials 
  • Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears 
  • I Think We’re Alone Now - Tiffany
  • Jump - Van Halen 
  • Wake Me Up - Wham! 
  • I’m Your Man - Wham!