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Acceptable In The 80s


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If you’re looking for an authentic 1980s tribute act, look no further! Acceptable In The 80s recreate the sounds and styles of the 80s with incredible attention to detail, from Love Shack to Material Girl, Relax to Sledgehammer, Girls On Film to This Charming Man.

Special offer! Book within 7 days of your enquiry and get £75 off a laptop DJ service provided by the band for Monday to Thursday events.

Between them, the band members have a huge amount of experience and have played all over the UK and further afield too, in countries including China, Australia, Canada, Kenya and the USA.

What a performance! We've had so many compliments. You made our wedding come alive. It was so much more than we could ever have wished for! Rae & Alex , Wedding, Merseyside

Acceptable In The 80s are a sister band to The Sonics and are made up of the same core: four extremely talented musicians, playing a groovy mixture of guitar, bass and drums. The band also feature guitar synth, which adds an extra dimension to their sound and is essential for replicating those 80s sounds.

Add a fantastic female vocalist to the mix plus a heap of 80s tunes and you're ready to take a trip back in time. They'll soon have you dancing like it's 1999. Or should that be 1989..?

Performance info

Line-up Female lead vocals; male lead vocals/guitar/synth; lead guitar/vocals; bass; drums
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (basic stage lighting with haze effects)

Booking options

Electric drum kit
Add £0
Available on request. Recommended for venues with sound limiters set to a threshold below approx 95dB

80s Medley

A Little Respect – Erasure
Ain't Nobody – Chaka Khan
Call Me Al – Paul Simon
Dancing On The Ceiling – Lionel Ritchie
Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds
Don’t You Want Me? – Human League
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cindy Laupa
Girls on Film – Duran Duran
Give It Up – KC and The Sunshine Band
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
In a Big Country – Big Country
Let’s Dance – David Bowie
Love Shack – The B52s
Material Girl – Madonna
Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
Prince – 1999
Real Gone Kid – Deacon Blue
Relax – Frankie Goes To Holywood
Invisible Touch – Genesis
Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
Take On Me – Aha
The Only Way Is Up – Yazz
This Charming Man – The Smiths
Time Of My Life – Dirty Dancing OST
Two Tribes – Frankie Goes To Holywood
Wake Me Up Before You Go – Wham
We Close Our Eyes – Go West
You Spin Me – Dead Or Alive

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Joe and the lads absolutely smashed it! They were on point with every track and very accommodating to us and our guests. We couldn’t recommend highly enough! They should be called “exceptional in the 80’s”!”

Vicky & Lee, Wedding, Thornton Manor in Liverpool, February 2019

“We had such a fun night with Acceptable in the 80s! Great choice of songs that really took us all back! And all done with some good humour too. Thanks so much!”

Benjamin, Private Party, Liverpool, September 2018

“Just what we wanted for our wedding reception! They really put a smile on everyone's face and played some of our favourite songs during the night - we were able to request a couple too which made the whole thing feel very special!”

David & Chrissie, Wedding, Blackpool, August 2018

“Brilliant performers and musicians! It was just like being back in the 80s at times!”

Paul, Private Party, Liverpool, August 2018

“The band really got the tone of our event and matched it well with their style, music and energy. They were great to have involved and I'd love to book them again when I can!”

Mike, Private Event, Liverpool, July 2018

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