The Top 9 Best 80s Tribute Bands in the UK (With Prices)

Updated 2 April 2024
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The Top 9 Best 80s Tribute Bands in the UK (With Prices)

In this blog post, we'll reveal the 9 most popular 80s wedding bands for hire in the UK on FixTheMusic, based on the number of their confirmed bookings for 2024 and 2025.

The UK is home to some of the finest 80s cover bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings.

You'll see that there is a huge range of styles and that many of the 80s tribute bands offer something a bit different to make your wedding truly memorable.

Browse UK 80s Wedding Bands

All of these bands perform classic 80s rock and pop...songs that were and still remain popular to this day.

80s tribute bands on FixTheMusic have public liability insurance and PAT tested equipment.

FixTheMusic's 80s bands can also perform in other styles, such as 90s covers, modern pop covers, 70s pop covers, funk and rock.

You can also watch our Youtube Playlist ➡️ 80s Tribute Cover Bands UK - Hire on FixTheMusic

How we choose the best 80s tribute bands in the UK

Every band on this list has been selected because they have the most bookings on our platform. The team at FixTheMusic invite only exceptional musicians to join the platform, so the wedding bands highlighted here are truly the best of the best. Each band featured on FixTheMusic undergoes rigorous evaluation, chosen for their exceptional musicianship, verified reviews from past couples, high-quality videos, and dedication to customer satisfaction. We update this list regularly as new bands rise through the ranks and existing bands evolve.

Before we get started, a question we get asked frequently by couples and event planners is: how much does it cost to hire an 80s tribute band? So far in 2024, the average cost of an 80s band is £2,675. Some of our bands will be considerably cheaper than this, and a few other will cost more (between £3,000 - £4,000), depending on the exact event.

So here's the list of the nine best 80s wedding bands for hire in the UK for 2024...

1. Tropicana 80s Band
2. The Dream Team
3. The 80s Rock Show
4. Club 80s
5. The Motleys
6. The Transformers
7. The 80s Tribute Band
8. The 80s Cover Band
9. Miami Nights

So let's take a closer look at the most in-demand 80s wedding bands in the UK this year...

1. Tropicana 80s Band
Average booking price: £2,500 - £5,000 (as of April 2024)
Location: London

Tropicana 80s Band are the best sounding 80s party band in the UK.

Tropicana 80s Band are taking the world of 80s music by storm and are widely renowned as being the best sounding 80s band in the business.

If you're looking for the most exhilarating 80s party experience, then you've come to the right place!

Whether you're planning a large corporate event, a wedding or a small party, Tropicana 80s Band has got your back!

With a state of the art custom built electronic drum kit and digital sound system, Tropicana 80s Band are able to perform at any volume with a perfect mix every time, no matter how big or small your event.

Tropicana 80s Band perform each song with absolute accuracy, re-performing each hit song with the same synths and sounds as used on the original records.

Unlike other bands, their show is performed in FULL stereo, so you can enjoy those fat 80s synth sounds in their full glory! The band performs two, very slick dancefloor filling sets that blend each song into the next with no breaks!

It's like having your favourite 80s mega-mix tape, only performed live! Just watch their condensed promo videos to hear exactly how they sound live!

With combined experience of around 60 years, the members of Tropicana 80s Band have performed at more weddings and events than you could shake a very large glow stick at!

The band members have been in several signed bands, performed for royalty and presidents, headlined festivals with crowds of over 300,000 people, had top 5 hits in the UK and Europe and been in platinum selling bands!

The band comes with a full 4000W PA, a 19 fixture lighting rig with moving lights and lasers, an LED lit custom drum kit and smoke machine, all included as standard!

What our clients say...

"Hired for a sixth form ball, the students absolutely loved the band. Feedback included..."best night ever" and "I didn't realise I liked 80s music until tonight". The band were extremely professional and the show looked and sounded amazing. Would definitely recommend them."
— Neil Goulding, event at Stowe School, Buckinghamshire

View more videos and read verified reviews of Tropicana 80s Band ➡️


2. The Dream Team
Average booking price: £2,512 (as of April 2024)
Location: London

Looking to host an 80’s themed party, or just looking for a fantastic 80’s band to play some of the era’s greatest hits at your next event? Then look no further than The Dream Team!

The Dream Team are sure to provide high-energy entertainment throughout your event, playing some classic tunes from the decade – perfect for anything from a school reunion, through to large corporate events.

Your guests are sure to be up on the dance floor all night long, as The Dream Team bring you some of the very best music the decade has to offer.

The band play anything from the New Romantics, Synthpop and Techno to your classic Rock and Pop anthems, and are guaranteed to get the whole venue up on their feet.

The Dream Team are renowned for having one of the largest and most diverse repertoires in the business thanks to years of experience providing 1st class entertainment to clients around the world.

If you have a particular playlist in mind for your event, please don’t hesitate to let their team know. They take great pride in ensuring that each and every one of their clients’ needs are met and are more than happy to accommodate any song requests you may have from the ’80s.

What our clients say...

"Dear Craig and The Dream Team, I wanted to thank you so much for an absolutely amazing night on Friday night! Everybody, without exception, was raving about you and I think the people who manage the club will be putting you on their list of preferred suppliers – so hopefully there’ll be more work coming from them. But to be honest, you were so very good that I can’t imagine that you’re short of gigs….I would imagine that you can pick and choose. I’m not sure what happened to me but having such amazing musicians playing live was totally addictive – I hardly drank at all but was definitely drunk with excitement and felt annoyed when anyone took me off the dance floor! Thank you so much. You absolutely made the party, making it so memorable. I’m really sorry that I didn’t get to say goodbye to you – I think I was still high on all the dancing! But it was very rude of me! I won’t hesitate to recommend you to anybody else who is in need of a good band! Thank you thank you thank you! Very warm wishes, Sarah."
— Teresa Chapman, corporate event at Frederick's Restaurant, Camden Passage, London

View more videos and read verified reviews of The Dream Team ➡️


3. The 80s Rock Show
Average booking price: £1,868 (as of April 2024)
Location: London

The 80s Rock Show is the ultimate party, wedding and corporate function band, who take the very best of anthemic rock and 80s party pop and create a night of bespoke entertainment.

Whether it's more popular covers for weddings, corporate events, acoustic sets, Christmas parties or one of their special 80's rock tribute shows, The 80s Rock Show is the band for you!

The 80s Rock Show tribute band comprises professional musicians with a vast array of talents and performance experience.

Their musicians have supported the likes of Greg Lake, Example, The Streets, Go West, Eliza Doolittle, Zane Lowe, The Holloways, Ms Dynamite, Shy FX, Roachford, Musical Youth, First Aid Kit and Ed Sheeran.

They have been booked by a large variety of clients including the Rugby World Cup Final 2015 at Twickenham Stadium, closing the entire tournament.

The 80s Rock Show's regular clients also include The Royal Airforce, Butlins, Hammersmith & Fulham Council, Boisdale and The British Army.

View more videos and read verified reviews of The 80s Rock Show ➡️


4. Club 80s
Average booking price: £2,267 (as of April 2024)
Location: London

Club 80s is made up of some of the UK's best singers and musicians that specialise in performing some of your favourite hits from the eighties!

Based in London, this outstanding function band has talent and nostalgia bursting out of them!

Happy to travel, the band perform regularly across the UK and beyond at all kinds of events and functions.

Members of the band have shared the stage with Bonnie Tyler, Kim Wilde, Midge Ure, Go West and Spandau Ballet.

View our list of the UK's best 80s bands for hire ➡️

They have performed at hundreds of private events, weddings and parties and always guarantee a full dance floor and a very happy crowd.

With an incredibly diverse and eclectic repertoire, they can cater to whatever your event needs and give you a performance like no other.

The band perform in the sharpest, authentic 80's suits (sleeves rolled up of course) and the brightest possible leg warmers!

View more videos and read verified reviews of Club 80s ➡️


5. The Motleys
Average booking price: £2,412 (as of April 2024)
Location: London

The Motleys deliver an exceptional show every time.

Let The Motleys take you back in time to those glory days of the 80’s!

Expect high energy, bright colours, 80’s glamour and of course, the very best music from these classic times.

With music from artists such as Michael Jackson, Wham!, Queen, Prince, Hall & Oates and so many other legends, you can be sure to experience everything from power ballads to dance floor stompers!

This band faithfully reproduces the funkiest, rockiest, danciest (we’re not sure if any of those are words!) anthems from yesteryear.

Happy to travel, The Motleys regularly perform across the country at weddings, private parties and corporate events.

Don’t miss out on the chance to book this fabulous band. Be sure to get in touch with one of the UK’s finest 80s tribute bands today!

View more videos and read verified reviews of The Motleys ➡️


6. The Transformers
Average booking price: £2,351 (as of April 2024)
Location: London

Featuring a professional live four-piece band, every attention has been made to ensure The Transformers is the most authentic-sounding tribute possible to the 80's era.

They are in great demand to perform at weddings, festivals, corporate events and parties throughout the UK and Europe.

Formed in early 2013 The Transformers has uniquely recreated the energy, visual detail and unique sounds of the 1980's, featuring the widest range of material from Aha to Wham.

Not only can you expect up to a 180-minute show packed with instantly recognisable classics such as Livin on a Prayer, Dangerzone, Lets Dance, We Built This City and Sweet Child O'Mine but also other gems such as Your Love, Easy Lover and Died In Your Arms.

With over 40 years combined in the music industry The Transformers' live sound and image faithfully recreate the 1980's experience and with their superior sound and lighting systems (PAT tested) each show can be customised to each client’s needs, all supported by a professional and experienced management team.

The Transformers are the perfect entertainment package for corporate events, weddings, hotels, nightclubs, festivals, universities and student unions, as well as birthdays and private parties throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.

View more videos and read verified reviews of The Transformers ➡️


7. The 80s Tribute Band
Average booking price: £1,099 (as of April 2024)
Location: Derby

The 80s Tribute Band has brought together some of the UK’s finest musicians and singers to create this upbeat, exciting and ultimate 80s tribute show.

Performing hit after hit from the 80s, The 80s Tribute Band can guarantee that you will know every song and every lyric too. You will be taken on a ride of 80s hits with the 80s fashion and hair dos to match!

The 80s Tribute Band provide an impressive set up comprising of a huge star cloth, funky lighting and full PA system so you can put your mind at rest as the band are totally self-contained.

The 80s Tribute Band give 110% at each event they perform at and it is their mission that everyone has the best night out that everyone will talk about for a long time afterwards.

This fantastic 80s tribute band want to see everyone on their feet dancing and singing along with them and even joining in with them too!!! This show is all about having fun and enjoying some of the best songs ever written. So come on Eileen let’s dance on the ceiling and go down to the Love Shack!

The 80s Tribute Band are extremely friendly and professional and make it their mission to ensure your event is memorable. The team will work closely with you to ensure your occasion is a roaring success.

Although the band is based in Derby, they frequently travel across the entire UK and have performed in the Channel Islands and Europe.

View more videos and read verified reviews of The 80s Tribute Band ➡️


8. The 80s Cover Band
Average booking price: £848 (as of April 2024)
Location: Nottinghamshire

Watch The 80s Cover Band and you're on an aural joyride through some of the best popular music ever made, and the vital foundations that much of today's amazing electronica is built upon too.

Taking their inspiration from the no1 selling album 'Ministry of Sound's electronic 80s', The 80s Cover Band presents some of the most influential songs of that now cherished era. All stand the test of time while still filling the dance floors.

View more videos and read verified reviews of The 80s Cover Band ➡️


9. Miami Nights
Average booking price: £3,000 - £4,000 (as of April 2024)
Location: South Wales

Get your big hair, shoulder pads, spandex and neon dancing shoes at the ready as this charismatic, and stylish line up bring you the very best hits of everyone’s favourite decade...the 80’s.

Huge 80’s dancefloor classics from artists including Wham, A-Ha, Human League, Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Prince, Michael Jackson and many more.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Penrice Castle in South Wales and Manor By The Lake in Cheltenham.

This fun, nostalgic music will not fail to create an incredible atmosphere at any event. Dust off that shell suit and prepare to whip your mullet back and forth! Be transported back in time!

View our list of the UK's best 80s bands for hire ➡️

This world-class group have years of experience performing together and have built up a vast repertoire of epic tunes.

Meaning if you want to mix it up a little later in the night they are also able to perform a contemporary party set made up of all your favourite non 80’s party anthems!

So if you're looking to hire the finest 80s tribute band in the UK for your wedding or event, get in touch with Miami Nights.

View more videos and read verified reviews of Miami Nights ➡️


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Adam is a co-founder of FixTheMusic and works on everything from copywriting and marketing to design and user experience. He studied Music at Cambridge University. Adam is a keen pianist, and also learned cello and trumpet from an early age.

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