The Obscure80's is San Diego's only 80s New Wave Band. We play everything from forgotten one-hit wonders to the smash stand-outs by names you may not remember but whose songs you can't forget. We are a five-piece band comprised of high level multi-instrumentalists and vocalists. With our extremely broad sonic palette, massive inventory of top notch musical and sound equipment, and our unique ability to trade places on stage in order to best suit each song, we are able to do more than bands with more members. Fewer band members means not having to charge as much as other bands. It also means that we are likely to be far more reliable and ready on a moment's notice. We rehearse regularly in a large professional studio in order to be on top of our game all the time. Some of our most successful shows were booked last minute, often with only a day or two notice, and we knocked them out of the park! We have been the resident band at legendary San Diego venue Brick by Brick, we absolutely dominated the Coors Light Rock On Stage at The Del Mar Fair, we brought an excited summer crowd of Gas Lamp visitors to a raucous frenzy at the Stone Brewery Tap Room under the lights of Petco Park while the Padres wrestled the Diamondbacks. We have played private shows at exclusive homes in the Temecula Wine Country, lavish wedding receptions in amazing locations... We are ultimately flexible and always at our best. We are purpose built to make your private function, corporate event, block party etc one that you and your guests will never forget for all of the right reasons. We are equally at home in any of the great clubs throughout Southern California. Our special brand of totally awesome tunes makes us a natural fit for 80s themed events and venues, or any situation that calls for high quality live music to take your bar, club, restaurant, corporate event or party to the next level.
We know you have many choices when it comes to selecting a band for your special day or evening. There is a lot of great competition out there and we are humbled to be listed among them. Here's where we believe that The Obscure80's stands out from the crowd and separates themselves in the best possible ways:
Material: Our list of featured songs isn't all that obscure. Those of us who grew up in Southern California during the heyday of KROQ and 91X will not only know the songs we play, but will be mesmerized by the accuracy with which we re-create them. Everything we play had its moment in the sun. Maybe not on Kasey Kasem's Countdown, but if you watched MTV back when music videos reigned supreme, you'll feel right at home. We also cover quite a large number of "crossover" songs that managed to leap from the underground and become worldwide smash hits. We offer a fresh and exciting mix of the best of the 80s that other period bands simply can't match. We don't play has already been played by dozens of other bands. Let's face it, how many parties or events have you gone to where no matter who was playing, it was the same old songs? Dare to be different. Excite and enamor your guests with a night of music that will flood them with great memories and keep the dancers dancing.
Quality: Our performances speak for themselves. We are dedicated professionals who insist on providing the best we can offer. We are constantly honing our skills and adding new material to our repertoire so that we can offer the widest variety of music with the highest level of entertainment.
Location: We are a San Diego band! This is our home and the place we love. When you submit your requests for bids, you'll notice that the overwhelming number of responses will come from the Los Angeles area. Many of those will also be form "Management" people who are representing several, sometimes more than a dozen different bands under one name. Sure, we'll gladly travel to OC, LA, SF, LV etc. to perform for you, but if you like to support local business in San Diego, we will do everything we can to work within your budget in order to help give back to this wonderful city. We Don't use a management company, we ask very reasonable, even bargain prices for our performances. We can do this, because we aren't in The Obscure80's for the money. We do this out of love and passion for the music we perform and for the joy it brings us to entertain. We are however deeply invested in this project and thus need to ask for a competitive rate to offset our overhead... An overhead that is much lower than a 9-piece band from LA with a manger to pay.
Dedication: We are 100% dedicated to being the best. That means sounding great, looking great and having so much fun that you and your guests will be left feeling great.
We don't do gimmicks; we do the best of the 80s. And we do it better than anyone!