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Denim Arcade

80's Tribute Band
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    Denim Arcade posing for a album cover

    Do you remember the days when MTV still played music videos? Atlanta’s raddest 80s party band DENIM ARCADE takes you back to where it all began! What artists do you remember seeing on MTV in the 80s? Chances are that Denim Arcade has covered a song by that artist. This band has been helping children of the 80s relive their childhood since 2010. With band members bringing a wealth of past interactive theatrical experience and showmanship into the band, the band is highly shtick-driven, escapist, audience-engaging, and all about having a great time with you at your event. The show is known for blending elements of 80s pop culture and including video game sound effects, 80s costumes, and songs not commonly played by other cover bands. A Denim Arcade show is a totally awesome 80s party waiting to happen!

    Oh, and speaking of band members, this band has held the same lineup for the entirety of its existence. No rotating cast of hired guns here! You’re bringing in four long-time friends who have been entertaining crowds at bars, restaurants, private events, parties, and municipal shows together for years and have actually put time and effort into the quirky antics that define the show. Becky, Wade, John, and Andy came together to form Denim Arcade with many decades of combined performing experience that has included everything from progressive rock to renaissance festivals to country to jazz to Shakespeare plays. The result was a prime opportunity to relive the 80s. The band and its ever-growing fan base of DenimArcadians have not grown tired of reliving it, and you will enjoy reliving it too!

    The repertoire, which consists of hours upon hours of available material, has been honed and developed based on what songs get people onto the dance floor! After the show launches with the moon landing guitar riff and “Video Killed The Radio Star” (you know, the way MTV launched back in 1981), you’ll hear 80s rock (Journey, Duran Duran, Van Halen, The Outfield), 80s new wave (The Cure, Duran Duran, Devo, The Cars), 80s synth pop (Simple Minds, Prince, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper), 80s hair metal (Bon Jovi, Poison, Twisted Sister, Ratt), 80s girl power rock (Go-gos, Joan Jett, Bangles, Pat Benatar), and more.  All are encouraged to deploy your mobile phone’s lighter app during “Home Sweet Home”, yell “Rusted” during “Love Shack”, tell the teacher to leave those kids alone during “Another Brick In The Wall (part 2)”, try to hit the high note during “Take On Me”, cut loose during “Footloose”, bang your head during “Bang Your Head”, celebrate during “Celebration”, and sing “Oh! Oh! Oh!” during “Straight Up”! Jump in the DeLorean with Denim Arcade and travel back in time, because when this show hits 88 miles per hour, you’re gonna hear some serious hits!

    • 1999 – Prince
    • 867-5309 – Tommy Tutone
    • 99 Luftballoons – Nena
    • Africa – Toto
    • Animal – Def Leppard
    • Another Brick in the Wall – Pink Floyd
    • Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
    • Any Way You Want It – Journey
    • Axel F – Harold Faltermeyer
    • Bang Your Head – Quiet Riot
    • Boys of Summer – Don Henley
    • Call Me – Blondie
    • Celebration – Kool & the Gang
    • Cruel Summer – Bananarama
    • Dancing with Myself – Billy Idol
    • Don’t Stop Believin – Journey
    • Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds
    • Down Under – Men At Work
    • Every Little Thing She Does is Magic – Police
    • Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Tears for Fears
    • Faith – George Michael
    • Fantasy – Aldo Nova
    • Footloose – Kenny Loggins
    • Future’s So Bright…. – Timbuk 3
    • Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.
    • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
    • Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen
    • Goodbye to You – Scandal
    • Goody Two Shoes – Adam Ant
    • Hazy Shade of Winter – Bangles
    • Head Over Heels – Go-Gos
    • Here I Go Again – Whitesnake
    • Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
    • Home Sweet Home – Motley Crue
    • Hungry Like the Wolf – Duran Duran
    • I Hate Myself for Loving You – Joan Jett
    • I Love Rock n Roll – Joan Jett
    • I Melt with You – Modern English
    • I Ran – Flock of Seagulls
    • I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow
    • I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – Proclaimers
    • In a Big Country – Big Country
    • It’s the End of the World As We Know It – R.E.M.
    • Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
    • Jump – Van Halen
    • Just Like Heaven – The Cure
    • Just Like Paradise – David Lee Roth
    • Just What I Needed – Cars
    • Kids in America – Kim Wilde
    • Kiss Me Deadly – Lita Ford
    • Let’s Dance – David Bowie
    • Let’s Go Crazy – Prince
    • Let’s Hear It For The Boy – Deniece Williams
    • Love is a Battlefield – Pat Benatar
    • Love Shack – B-52s
    • Lovergirl – Teena Marie
    • Major Tom – Peter Schilling
    • Material Girl – Madonna
    • Message in a Bottle – Police
    • Mickey – Toni Basil
    • Never – Heart
    • Never Say Goodbye – Bon Jovi
    • Nothing but a Good Time – Poison
    • Our Lips are Sealed – Go-Gos
    • Owner of a Lonely Heart – Yes
    • Pour Some Sugar on Me – Def Leppard
    • Rio – Duran Duran
    • Round and Round – Ratt
    • Runaway – Bon Jovi
    • Safety Dance – Men Without Hats
    • Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell
    • Stand and Deliver – Adam Ant
    • Stand Back – Stevie Nicks
    • Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around – Nicks/Petty
    • Straight Up – Paula Abdul
    • Sweet Child o’ Mine – G’N’R
    • Take On Me – A-ha
    • The Neverending Story – Limahl
    • The One I Love. – REM
    • Things Can Only Get Better – Howard Jones
    • Thriller – Michael Jackson
    • Time after Time – Cyndi Lauper
    • Tom Sawyer – Rush
    • Turn Up the Radio – Autograph
    • Turning Japanese – Vapors
    • Video Killed the Radio – Star Buggles
    • Walk Like an Egyptian – Bangles
    • Walk of Life – Dire Straits
    • Walkin’ on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
    • Walkin’ on the Moon – Police
    • Warrior – Scandal
    • We Got the Beat – Go-Gos
    • We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister
    • What I Like about ROCK – Romantics/Mellencamp (mash up)
    • What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy) – Information Society
    • When It’s Love – Van Halen
    • Whip It – Devo
    • Who Will You Run To – Heart
    • Wild Wild West – Escape Club
    • Workin’ for the Weekend – Loverboy
    • You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi
    • You May Be Right – Billy Joel
    • You Might Think – Cars
    • Your Love – Outfield
    • Youth Gone Wild – Skid Row
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