The Obscure80's

80s Band from San Diego, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2014

$1000 - $5000 per event
About
The Obscure80's is San Diego's only 80s New Wave Band. We play everything from forgotten one-hit wonders to the smash stand-outs by names you may not remember but whose songs you can't forget. We are a five-piece band comprised of high level multi-instrumentalists and vocalists. With our extremely broad sonic palette, massive inventory of top notch musical and sound equipment, and our unique ability to trade places on stage in order to best suit each song, we are able to do more than bands with more members. Fewer band members means not having to charge as much as other bands. It also means that we are likely to be far more reliable and ready on a moment's notice. We rehearse regularly in a large professional studio in order to be on top of our game all the time. Some of our most successful shows were booked last minute, often with only a day or two notice, and we knocked them out of the park! We have been the resident band at legendary San Diego venue Brick by Brick, we absolutely dominated the Coors Light Rock On Stage at The Del Mar Fair, we brought an excited summer crowd of Gas Lamp visitors to a raucous frenzy at the Stone Brewery Tap Room under the lights of Petco Park while the Padres wrestled the Diamondbacks. We have played private shows at exclusive homes in the Temecula Wine Country, lavish wedding receptions in amazing locations... We are ultimately flexible and always at our best. We are purpose built to make your private function, corporate event, block party etc one that you and your guests will never forget for all of the right reasons. We are equally at home in any of the great clubs throughout Southern California. Our special brand of totally awesome tunes makes us a natural fit for 80s themed events and venues, or any situation that calls for high quality live music to take your bar, club, restaurant, corporate event or party to the next level.
We know you have many choices when it comes to selecting a band for your special day or evening. There is a lot of great competition out there and we are humbled to be listed among them. Here's where we believe that The Obscure80's stands out from the crowd and separates themselves in the best possible ways:
Material: Our list of featured songs isn't all that obscure. Those of us who grew up in Southern California during the heyday of KROQ and 91X will not only know the songs we play, but will be mesmerized by the accuracy with which we re-create them. Everything we play had its moment in the sun. Maybe not on Kasey Kasem's Countdown, but if you watched MTV back when music videos reigned supreme, you'll feel right at home. We also cover quite a large number of "crossover" songs that managed to leap from the underground and become worldwide smash hits. We offer a fresh and exciting mix of the best of the 80s that other period bands simply can't match. We don't play has already been played by dozens of other bands. Let's face it, how many parties or events have you gone to where no matter who was playing, it was the same old songs? Dare to be different. Excite and enamor your guests with a night of music that will flood them with great memories and keep the dancers dancing.
Quality: Our performances speak for themselves. We are dedicated professionals who insist on providing the best we can offer. We are constantly honing our skills and adding new material to our repertoire so that we can offer the widest variety of music with the highest level of entertainment.
Location: We are a San Diego band! This is our home and the place we love. When you submit your requests for bids, you'll notice that the overwhelming number of responses will come from the Los Angeles area. Many of those will also be form "Management" people who are representing several, sometimes more than a dozen different bands under one name. Sure, we'll gladly travel to OC, LA, SF, LV etc. to perform for you, but if you like to support local business in San Diego, we will do everything we can to work within your budget in order to help give back to this wonderful city. We Don't use a management company, we ask very reasonable, even bargain prices for our performances. We can do this, because we aren't in The Obscure80's for the money. We do this out of love and passion for the music we perform and for the joy it brings us to entertain. We are however deeply invested in this project and thus need to ask for a competitive rate to offset our overhead... An overhead that is much lower than a 9-piece band from LA with a manger to pay.
Dedication: We are 100% dedicated to being the best. That means sounding great, looking great and having so much fun that you and your guests will be left feeling great.

We don't do gimmicks; we do the best of the 80s. And we do it better than anyone!
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Club Event

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Very professional, showed on time and played great music. We will definitely be hiring them again for future events.

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Private Party

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Quite simply the greatest cover band in Southern California. We have regular events that require having a high energy, crowd pleasing musical act every year. We have worked with a lot of fantastic bands (and some not-so-fantastic) over the years, but The Obscure80's absolutely blew us away with their genuine warmth, their studious professionalism, fun and energetic demeanor, and their uncanny ability to perform at a level that other bands just can't. The guests absolutely loved them. They were an incredible pleasure to work with. In all of the years we have been having live bands perform at our events, we've never seen so many smiling faces. We will hire them again!

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Wedding

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We hired the Obscure80s to play at the Reception of our Wedding. From proposal through to the actual event and performance, they were great to work with. All our guests loved their music. By the time their performance was over at the end of the night, everyone was asking if they could keep going. It was so much fun and their music was the perfect addition to our day. I would definitely recommend them!

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2015
Dec
13
Knob Hill
San Marcos, CA
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2015
Dec
5
Club Event
Temecula, CA
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2015
Nov
28
Private Party
Del Mar, CA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2015
Oct
24
Wedding
Escondido, CA
3:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2015
Mar
3
Brick by Brick
San Diego, CA
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
2015
Feb
3
Brick by Brick
San Diego, CA
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
2014
Dec
17
Brick by Brick
San Diego, CA
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
A Forest
The Cure
A Little Respect
Erasure
A Million Miles Away
The Plimsouls
Always Something There To Remind Me
Naked Eyes
Always the Sun
The Stranglers
Annie Get Your Gun
Squeeze
Beds are Burning
Midnight Oil
Birds Fly (A Whisper to a Scream)
Icicle Works
Broken Wings
Mr. Mister
Cars
Gary Numan
Catch My Fall
Billy Idol
Chamber of Hellos
Wire Train
Change
Tears for Fears
China
Red Rockers
Crazy
Icehouse
Dance With Me
Lords of the New Church
Dead Man's Party
Oingo Boingo
Der Kommissar
After the Fire
Desire
U2
Don't Change
INXS
Don't Go
Yaz
Don't You Forget About Me
Simple Minds
Drive
The Cars
Eighties
Killing Joke
Enjoy the Silence
Depeche Mode
Enola Gay
OMD
Escalator of Life
Robert Hazard
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Tears for Fears
Everyday is Halloween
Ministry
Everywhere I Go
The Call
Everywhere That I'm Not
Translator
Eyes of a Stranger
Payolas
Fade to Grey
Visage
Girl U Want
DEVO
Go!
Tones on Tail
Goodbye to You
Scandal
Head Over Heels
Tears for Fears
Heartache
Gene Loves Jezebel
Heaven
The Psychedelic Furs
Hold Me Now
Thompson Twins
How Soon is Now
The Smiths
Hungry Like the Wolf
Duran Duran
I Got You
Split Enz
I Melt With You
Modern English
I Ran
A Flock of Seagulls
I Send a Message
INXS
I Will Follow
U2
I'm the Man
Joe Jackson
If You Leave
OMD
Images of Heaven
Peter Godwin
In a Big Country
Big Country
It's My Life
Talk Talk
Jet Fighter
The Three O'Clock
Just Can't Get Enough
Depeche Mode
Just Like Heaven
The Cure
Just What I Needed
The Cars
Kick
INXS
Let's Go to Bed
The Cure
Lips Like Sugar
Echo and the Bunnymen
Love My Way
The Psychedelic Furs
Love on Your Side
Thompson Twins
Major Tom
Peter Schilling
Marching On
The Alarm
Masquerade
Berlin
Mexican Radio
Wall of Voodoo
More Than This
Roxy Music
Never Let Me Down
Depeche Mode
Never Say Never
Romeo Void
New Sensation
INXS
Nowhere Girl
B Movie
Once in a Lifetime
The Talking Heads
One Small Day
Ultravox
One Thing Leads to Another
The Fixx
One World
The Police
Ordinary World
Duran Duran
Overkill
Men at Work
Panic
The Smiths
Planet Earth
Duran Duran
Private Idaho
The B-52's
Promises Promises
Naked Eyes
Red Skies
The Fixx
Relax
Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Reptile
The Church
Rio
Duran Duran
Save a Prayer
Duran Duran
Saved By Zero
The Fixx
Send me an Angel
Real Life
She Sells Sanctuary
The Cult
She Talks in Stereo
Gary Myrick
Shout
Tears for Fears
So Alive
Love and Rockets
Space Age Love Song
A Flock of Seagulls
Steppin' Out
Joe Jackson
Tainted Love
Soft Cell
Telecommunication
A Flock of Seagulls
Telephone Operator
Pete Shelley
The Lebanon
The Human League
The Metro
Berlin
The Politics of Dancing
ReFlexx
The Promise
When in Rome
The Safety Dance
Men Without Hats
The Walls Came Down
The Call
Time After Time
Cindi Lauper
Too Shy
Kajagoogoo
True
Spandau Ballet
Uncontrollable Urge
DEVO
Under the Milky Way
The Church
Voices Carry
Til Tuesday
We Can Get Together
Icehouse
West End Girls
Pet Shop Boys
What is Love
Howard Jones
Who Can it be Now
Men at Work
Words
Missing Persons
You Spin Me (Like a Record)
Dead or Alive
Your Love
The Outfield
Cover Band
80s Band
Dance Band
Pop Band
Top 40 Band
Disco Band
Alternative Band
Classic Rock Band
Concert Band
Indie Rock Band
Wedding Band
Show Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Please note The Obscure80's will also travel to Poway, Rancho Santa Fe, Escondido, Del Mar, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, Cardiff By The Sea, La Jolla, Encinitas, El Cajon, Lakeside, Ramona, La Mesa, Carlsbad, Vista, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, Oceanside, Valley Center, Alpine, Coronado, Bonsall, Lincoln Acres, National City, Bonita, San Luis Rey, Chula Vista, Pauma Valley, Jamul.
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