Electronix 80s Synth Pop Covers Band have a love and passion for the music and fashion that evolved from the early days of Kraftwerk through to the exuberance of artists such as Erasure and The Pet Shop Boys prompted us to create our own band.
Tickets: £6.00 Adv (+ booking Fees online), £8.00 Door
Many hours, days, weeks and months (yes, seriously!) have been spent painstakingly putting together and learning about the equipment and instruments we use to play the music. Coupled with Sarah’s quirky & brilliant fashion sense along with Barry’s willingness to try anything, we are proud to bring you a show filled with the atmosphere and essence of the days of the New Romantics and other artists who created and developed this exciting music genre.
BARRY // Lead Vocal, Synthesizers & Bass Guitar
With several hundred years performing in numerous bands under his belt, Barry is now applying his talents to fronting Electronix, providing both the lead vocals and bass guitar on stage in his own quiet and unassuming manner……. Behind the scenes he is responsible for producing all of the synth sounds and music that we perform to, regularly burning the midnight oil and ending up with sore eyes! He has also recently set up a small recording studio in the front room of his house and can sometimes be seen with a pair of headphones on staring clueless at a complex computer screen. Amazingly though, he somehow manages to end up with a recording that is almost enjoyable to listen to……
SARAH // Electronic Drums, Synthesizers & Vocals
Fuelled by Haribo Starmix, caramel latte coffee and KFC cookies, Sarah is the curly haired drumming powerhouse behind Electronix. Do not let her small frame fool you as it is written in local folklore that she is able to carry numerous bags of potatoes on each arm while happily playing a few tunes on her banjo meaning she is more than able to pound out those beats all night long without breaking into a sweat….. Her vocal talents are also the stuff of legend, as her vocal range has the ability to make Jimmy Sommerville sound like an operatic tenor. The harmonies that she provides in Electronix are out of the top drawer and she also sings lead vocal on some Human League songs (although I am still trying to convince her to have a go at Temptation by Heaven 17………)
HOW WE MAKE THE MUSIC…
First and foremost it is important for us to stress that we DO NOT use any sort of recorded backing track or MP3 player. ALL of the music you hear has been programmed on the synth by us in our purpose built studio and then played along to with live instrumentation and vocals at the event. This ensures that all of our performances are full of the energy and excitement that you would expect from a live band.
SOME OF THE SONGS WE PLAY….
Stop – Erasure | Only You – Yazoo | Say Hello, Wave Goodbye – Soft Cell | Wishing (If I had a photograph of you) – A Flock Of Seagulls | Blue Monday – New Order | The Voice – Ultravox | Sometimes – Erasure | Domino Dancing – Pet Shop Boys | Talk Talk – Talk Talk | Big In Japan – Alphaville | Mirror Man – Human League | Cars – Gary Numan | Enjoy the silence – Depeche mode | Love Action – Human League | Electricity – OMD | Today – Talk Talk | Vienna – Ultravox | I Ran – A Flock Of Seagulls | Don’t Tell Me – Blancmange | It’s My Life – Talk Talk | Safety Dance – Men Without Hats | Shout – Tears For Fears | Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics | Hold me now – Thompson Twins | New life – Depeche Mode | Together in electric dreams – Phil Oakey | Sailing on the seven seas – OMD | The Model – Kraftwerk | It’s A Sin – Pet Shop Boys | A little respect – Erasure | Just can’t get enough – Depeche Mode | Living on the ceiling – Blancmange | Tainted Love – Soft Cell | Don’t you want me – Human League | Where the Streets Have No Name – Pet Shop Boys | Don’t go – Yazoo | Mad World – Tears For Fears | Relax – Frankie Goes to Hollywood | Fade To Grey – Visage | Enola Gay – OMD | Bedsitter – Soft Cell | Are Friends Electric? – Gary Numan | You were always on my mind – Pet Shop Boys | See you – Depeche Mode | Situation – Yazoo | To Cut A Long Story Short – Spandau Ballet | Chains Of Love – Erasure | Left To My Only Devices – Pet Shop Boys