RETURN OF THE 80’S
BRIAN MANNIX (UNCANNY X MEN), DALE RYDER (EX-BOOM CRASH OPERA), SCOTT CARNE (KIDS IN THE KITCHEN), ALLY FOWLER (CHANTOOZIES) & DAVE STERRY* (REAL LIFE)
Michael Jackson, Madonna, Duran Duran, Roxette, Billy Idol, Tina Turner, Bon Jovi, Robert Palmer… the eighties were undoubtedly a much more boundary-pushing era for music and pop culture as a whole. An era when the infamous words of “Eat My Shorts” was a narrative associated and popularised by Bart Simpson, though some may argue “The Breakfast Club”, and MTV created music’s superstars!
In the ultimate throwback to the decade of big hair and Rubik’s Cubes, the Ultimate 80’s Fluro Party will bring back those much loved 80’s anthems with a superstar band featuring those who helped popularize the music that was the landscape of the 80’s in Australia! Performing their own hits and the hits of other 80’s greats, this Fluro Party is the ultimate mix tape of 80s hits that has it all from Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” to Robert Palmer’s “Addicted To Love” to Duran Duran’s “RIO” and MANY MORE.
Featuring Uncanny X Men’s Brian Mannix, ex-Boom Crash Opera’s Dale Ryder, Kids In The Kitchen’s Scott Carne, The Angels’ James Morley, Chantoozies’ Ally Fowler and Real Life’s Dave Sterry (*Melbourne & Perth only), this party also features a live DJ, Fluro body painters, best dressed prizes and a superstar light and staging show.
Brian Mannix was formerly the lead singer of 1980s Melbourne band Uncanny X-Men, known for their hits such as “The Party” [#18, 1985], “I Am” [#18, 1986], “Don’t Wake Me” [#31, 1986] and their biggest hit “50 Years” [#4, 1985] which featured on the band’s debut album, ‘Cos Life Hurts which peaked at #3 on the Australian Kent Music Report in 1985.
Dale Ryder fronted Boom Crash Opera – one of Australia’s most successful bands in the 80’s – since their inception in 1985 until 2016. As the band’s singer, Boom Crash Opera had a succession of hits including debut single “Great Wall” [#5 in 1986], “Hands Up In The Air” [#16, 1986], “Her Charity” [#32, 1987], “Onion Skin” [#11, 1989], ”Get Out Of The House” [#24, 1989], and many more.
Scott Carne was a founding member of Kids In The Kitchen. They enjoyed chart success with four top-20 hits on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles chart including “Change in Mood” [#10, 1983], “Bitter Desire” [#17, 1984], “Something That You Said” [#19, 1985] and “Current Stand” [#12, 1985]. Their debut album Shine was the 16th-biggest selling album of 1985.
Ally Fowler was one of the four female lead vocalists of the 80’s band Chantoozies, which had top 10 hits with a cover version of “Witch Queen” [#4, 1987] and original tracks “Wanna Be Up” [#6, 1988], and top 40 peaks for “He’s Gonna Step on You Again” [#36, 1987] and Kiss ‘n’ Tell” [#25, 1988]. Their debut album peaked at #8 in 1988.
Dave Sterry from Melbourne 80s New Age band Real Life, achieved international chart success with their 1983 singles “Send Me an Angel” and “Catch Me I’m Falling”. “Send Me An Angel” reached the top 30 in Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland and the USA. Both singles appeared on the band’s debut album, Heartland, released in 1983.
It’s time to get big and bold! It’s time to pull out your dusty “CHOOSE LIFE” T-Shirts and it’s time to get totally amped to celebrate the 80’s in style! Word!
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Friday October 18 2019: Thornbury Theatre – MELBOURNE, VIC
Featuring ‘80s guest DJ to be announced
Saturday October 19 2019: The Charles Hotel – PERTH, WA
Featuring ‘80s guest DJ – Darren de Mello
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