“Smash Hits – Back to the 80s!” with Betty & the Rabbits and Extreme Ways The 1980’s were the most diverse and extravagant decade in recent cultural history and arguably the greatest era of music of all time. It was a time of big hair, big shoulder pads and big personalities… If you grew up in this period, you know what a fabulous time it was to be alive. The 80’s was an extremely transformational chapter for the music industry, and we continue to feel its effects today. This is the decade when MTV launched, introducing the concept of music video as art, and every DJ topping the charts today can thank the 80s for making synthesisers and other digital sounds mainstream. The decade brought us so much variety when it came to musical genres.…rock, pop, new wave, new romantics, ska, reggae, goth, and electronica all topping the charts in an eclectic mix that has paved the way for many modern artists and has led to a resurgence in popularity with the younger generation today. Whether you were wearing spandex, leg warmers, lace, donkey jackets, winkle pickers, ruffled shirts, ra ra skirts, or sporting a mullet haircut with leather trousers, there was a musical style for everyone… And whatever you think of the fashion, you cannot deny that the 80s fuelled some absolute bangers. ‘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 the variety of genres from that period. ‘Extreme Ways’ are an exciting electronica pop 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 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 and the Rabbits’ are a full six-piece rock and pop covers band playing an eclectic mix of lively rock and pop covers from the era such as U2, The Cult, The Water Boys, Simply Red, Madonna, Duran Duran, Bryan Adams, and many more big bands. 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. They have a song for everyone and are guaranteed to get everyone singing and dancing. “Saw you guys at Hampton Hub last night… flipping brilliant… best night out we’ve had in a long time! Cheers and thanks for some terrific 1980s memories… The full five stars!” – Jon Holloway, Hampton Hub Come and join us at The Hub to celebrate the greatest era of music and keep it alive! 80’s costumes optional but welcome. Tickets are £10 in advance (£12 OTD) and can be purchased by clicking on the 'Get Tickets' button, texting or calling the BOX OFFICE on 07770 636303 or you can pay OTD (subject to availability). Doors are at 7 and music starts at 8:45. If last time is anything to go by, this is one not to be missed... KEEPING IT LIVE!
SMASH HITS - BACK TO THE 80'S WITH BETTY & THE RABBITS AND EXTREME WAYS