Give your next party a Kick Up the 80s! 

by Mark Nobes, chief editor

If you would like to celebrate 80s music at your next party or event, then you will be in very safe hands with "the ultimate 80s party band" KIck Up The 80s. This well established 4-piece band describe themselves as "the longest-running 80s tribute band", and have enjoyed success with around 20 years of sold out shows across the UK. 
So why are they so successful? No doubt, this can be attributed to the fact that the band really do put their heart and soul into each performance. They're certainly a high octane and fun act, with each show including top quality lights, lasers and dry ice, as well as costume changes, audience participation and "guest star appearances". Indeed, they are so good that they have actually appeared with major artists from the 80s, including Go West, ABC, Limahl, Bad Manners and Jaki Graham
Kick Up The 80s - the ultimate 80s party band
The band cover a wide range of genres, so whether you're into Ska, synthpop or 80s metal, you'll find something here to suit all tastes. They have a repertoire of 60 songs from the great decade, from Adam and the Ants "Ant Music" to Wham's "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go". Other favourites include "Girls On Film" by Duran Duran, and "Town Called Malice" by The Jam - check out those links to their performances on Youtube.
The band includes four members;
Dean Lathbury provides the bass and backing vocals, and he loves a chocolate digestive!
Martin Dolman is the band's drummer and also provides backing vocals, and he is a fan of the classic 80s movie Back To The Future.
The band's lead vocalist and keyboard player is Justin Hyde, and he loves a Chinese curry!
And finally, Anthony Green plays guitar and provides backing vocals, and he is a fan of Pink Floyd.
Why not add some 80s fun to your wedding, birthday party or special event? Call Dean on 07966 271402 or email them at
Full booking details can be found at
You will also find the band on Facebook and Twitter.