“Smash Hits – Back to the 80s!” with Extreme Ways and Betty & the Rabbits The 1980’s was the most diverse and extravagant decade in recent cultural history and a transformational chapter for the music industry. It was a time of big hair, big shoulder pads and big personalities. If you grew up in this era, you know what a fabulous time it was to be alive. Whether you were wearing spandex and leg warmers, donkey jackets and winkle pickers, mullet and leather trousers, ruffled shirts, or ra ra skirts… there was a style for everyone… And whatever you thought of the fashion, you cannot deny that this era brought us some absolute bangers, and just as much variety when it came to musical tastes.…rock, pop, new wave, new romantics, ska, reggae, goth, electronica… all topping the charts in an eclectic mix of genres that has paved the way for many modern artists and led to a resurgence in popularity with the younger generation today. ‘Smash Hits - Back to the 80’s’ is brought to you by two talented bands who are on a mission to bring you the best of the decade, whilst covering a variety of musical styles from that period. ‘Extreme Ways’ are an exciting electronica trio performing the best of upbeat synth-based covers from the 80s - Yazoo, Erasure, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Gary Newman, Talk Talk, Eurythmics, Soft Cell and more. Dynamic vocals, driving drumbeats and perfectly recreated keyboard melodies that you can’t help but sing along and dance to. “OMG! Probably the best trio I have ever booked. Great musicians, powerful vocals, our members kept the dance floor full all evening and their feedback for this band was overwhelming!” – Mike Murphy, Merstham Village Music Club ‘Betty & the Rabbits’ are a six-piece band playing an eclectic mix of lively rock and pop covers from big bands such as U2, The Cult, The Water Boys, Simply Red, Madonna, Bryan Adams, and Duran Duran. Their intention is to bring to life the music they grew up with, and to recreate the songs every 80s fan would want to hear in a way that is faithful to the originals. “Wow, what a band! They’re a professional but fun group with a great sound that brings something special out of the classics.” – Dan Byway – Wedding, Bath Come and join us @hamptonhubclub to celebrate the greatest era of music and keep the 80’s alive! Doors are at 7 and show starts at 8:45. Can't wait to see this fantastic show... KEEPING IT LIVE!