Formed in 2011, ThatEightiesBand are :
Steve Hale - Vocals
Dara Seitzman - Vocals
Bob Spinks - Bass Guitar and Synth Pedals
Tony Mumford - Drums and Percussion
Dave Blackman - Keyboards
Paul Marron - Guitar
It all began with an idea from Bob. He had previously played in a band with Tony Mumford (Bedrock Station), but as the the direction of the band was turning away from live work, the members decided to call it a day. Consequently, Bob was soon looking for a new challenge and it went something like this.
He spoke with Tony - an off chance one day, about setting up a band dedicated to doing 1980s hits. The challenge was, instead of just playing a "version" of the song, about trying to get as close to the original as possible. Not being the sort of guy to turn down a challenge, and making time to play with ThatEightiesBand outside of his other commitments, Tony was on board and the search was on for the rest of the band.
Next up, was Paul for the guitar section. Paul already knew Tony through his son (Matt) who was a student of his for drums. When asked to join the ThatEightiesBand, it was a no brainer and the band was now a three piece.
Steve Hale joined us late in 2013 as a "fill in" during some time out from the Lord Lucan Band. After about 2 months, this became a more permanent arrangement, and we are very happy about it. Claudette Burch joined shortly after after a recommendation by Bob Spinks and she not only sings lead vocals on a few of the songs, but provides most of the backing vocals front of house.
Dave Blackman joined us in May 2013 as our final choice for our keyboards player. He is a real asset to the band and has just completed his 4th gig with us at the Bay Horse in Sudbury.
Check out the events section on the Home Page for details on where to see us.