80’s Inc.

The six piece line up boasts some of Perth’s best musos of the 80s era! Check out the full bio for more…

Earl Cole may be best known for his renditions of songs made famous by the likes of Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, but in the 1980s he was an up and comer on the Perth music scene who had number 1 and number 3 albums on the Western Australian Independent Charts. Almost 3 decades later, his love of 80s music led earl to form 80’s Inc – a cover band that specialises in playing the best 80s dance and party music and aimed fairly and squarely at the party and corporate market. The six piece line-up boasts some of Perth’s best musos of the 80s era.

**The show can also be booked with 2 or 4 dancers to really help liven the atmosphere!

THE BAND:

Earl Cole:

Earl is one of Perth’s best known Jazz, swing and lounge vocalists and is a full time professional entertainer. In a former life he was an accomplished keyboard player and a talented composer and singer/songwriter who released a number of original albums spanning some 20 years. in the mid 80s he had a number 1 and number 3 album on the WA Independent Charts. He supported a number of touring acts including Pseudo Echo and Do Re Mi and was also a semi finalist in the 1985 WA Battle of the Bands – as the only soloist. In 2006 he was a top 5 finalist in the classical music category of the Music Oz Awards. 80’s Inc is a return to his roots.

Louise Tayler-Lloyd:

Louise is a full time flute teacher, plays a mean sax and has a voice ideally suited to 80s pop and rock. She has performed in a number of cover bands over the years and most recently sung with Karina Difabio as part of her ABBA tribute Abbasalute.

Mark Hemery:

Mark was a guitarist for The Marigolds in the 80s. The Marigolds had a cult following in Perth and played a mix of retro covers and original music.

Kevin Stevens:

The elder statesman of the band, Kevin played bass in prominent cover bands Midget & The Farrelys, The Toucan Club, Bonsai and other well-known local acts of the 80s and 90s. Most recently he has been a member of Flipside. Apart from his superlative bass playing, Kevin is also an excellent vocalist in his own right and his backing vocals add real polish to the band.

John Leotta:

John is the youngest member of 80s Inc. A graduate from the Western Aacademy of Performing Arts (Bachelor of Jazz), he also plays keyboards for Perth original band Ladywood and has previously played with Sambalicious and Funksta.

Mark Simpson:

Mark played drums in various London bands during the height of the new wave/romantic era of late 70s and early 80s. One band of note he played with was Pre Set. Pre Set released an album and a single in 1981 which received radio airplay and very positive reviews. Mark moved to Australia later that year and joined the high profile 50s / 60s retro band The Teddy Bears. Alongside some of Perth’s best musicians, Mark played drums for The Teddy Bears during their heyday from 1981 to 1984. Mark’s love of music means the opportunity to join 80s Inc and once again play with top shelf musicians was too good to pass up.

  • 1999 (Prince)
  • 99 Luftballons (Nena)
  • 9 to 5 (Dolly Parton)
  • And She Was (Talking Heads)
  • And We Danced (The Hooters)
  • Antmusic (Adam and the Ants)
  • Back On The Chain Gang (The Pretenders)
  • Baggy Trousers (Madness)
  • Beds Are Burning (Midnight Oil)
  • Better Be Home Soon (Crowded House)
  • Blister In The Sun (Violent Femmes)
  • Boys In Town (The Divinyls)
  • Breakout (Swing Out Sister)
  • Bring Me Some Water (Melissa Ethridge)
  • Celebration (Kool & The Gang)
  • Centerfold (J Geils Band)
  • Cheap Wine (Cold Chisel)
  • Counting The Beat (The Swingers)
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
  • Dancing In The Dark (Bruce Springsteen)
  • Dancing On The Ceiling (Lionel Richie)
  • Don’t Change (INXS)
  • Don’t You Forget About Me (Simple Minds)
  • Don’t You Want Me Baby (Human League)
  • Down Under (Men At Work)
  • Echo Beach (Martha and The Muffins)
  • Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Tears For Fears)
  • Flame Trees (Cold Chisel)
  • Flash Dance (Irene Cara)
  • Footloose (Kenny Loggins)
  • Ghostbusters (Ray Parker Jnr)
  • Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
  • Girls On Film (Duran Duran)
  • Gloria (Laura Branigan)
  • Gold (Spandau Ballet)
  • Great Southern Land (Icehouse)
  • Heaven (Eurogliders)
  • Heaven Is A Place On Earth (Belinda Carlisle)
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot (Pat Benetar)
  • Hold Me Now (The Thompson Twins)
  • I Don’t Want A Lover (Texas)
  • I Love Rock n’ Roll (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts)
  • I Ran (Flock of Seagulls)
  • I Want Candy (Bow Wow Wow)
  • I Want That Man (Debbie Harry)
  • I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) (The Proclaimers)
  • Jessie’s Girl (Rick Springfield)
  • Just Can’t Get Enough (Depeche Mode)
  • Jump (Van Halen)
  • Kids In America (Kim Wilde)
  • Like A Virgin (Madonna)
  • Live It Up (Mental As Anything)
  • Livin’ On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
  • Love Shack (B52s)
  • Material Girl (Madonna)
  • Mickey (Toni Basil)
  • Modern Love (David Bowie)
  • Morning Train (Sheena Easton)
  • Never Gonna Give You Up (Rick Astley)
  • Only You (Yazoo)
  • Our Lips Are Sealed (The Go Gos)
  • Out Of Mind Out Of Sight (The Models)
  • Pride (In The Name Of Love) (U2)
  • Poison Arrow (ABC)
  • Rain (Dragon)
  • Rock The Casbah (The Clash)
  • Run To Paradise (The Choirboys)
  • Shake It Up (The Cars)
  • Sharp Dressed Man (ZZ Top)
  • Summer of 69 (Bryan Adams)
  • Super Freak (Rick James)
  • Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics)
  • Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
  • Take On Me (a-Ha)
  • The Best (Tina Turner)
  • The Power Of Love (Huey Lewis & The News)
  • The Riddle (Nik Kershaw)
  • The Sounds Of Then (This Is Australia) (GANGgajang)
  • The Time Of My Life (Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes)
  • Things Don’t Seem (Australian Crawl)
  • Throw Your Arms Around Me (Hunters & Collectors)
  • Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper)
  • To Her Door (Paul Kelly)
  • Turn Back Time (Cher)
  • Turning Japanese (The Vapours)
  • Underneath The Radar (Underworld)
  • Under the Milky Way (The Church)
  • Venus (Bananarama)
  • Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (Wham)
  • Walk Like An Egyptian (The Bangles)
  • Walk Of Life (Dire Straights)
  • Walking On Sunshine (Katrina & The Waves)
  • What I Like About You (The Romantics)
  • What’s My Scene (Hoodoo Gurus)
  • Whip It (Devo)
  • White Wedding (Billy Idol)
  • Would I Lie To You (Eurythmics)
  • Wouldn’t It Be Good (Nick Kershaw)
  • You Spin Me Round (Dead Or Alive)

  • We had a great party and “80's Inc” were brilliant. The band's sets were great and it felt like there was a really good rapport between them and the audience. We have had lots of very positive comments , texts and emails from friends saying how much they enjoyed the performance. I would not hesitate to recommend them and thank you for your assistance in booking them

    Belinda & John Ryall (50th birthday party)
  • I searched everywhere for a band that would make our celebrations special and I found 80’s Inc! These guys are fantastic. Very professional and awesome sound. They had obviously planned and rehearsed well because they came prepared and polished. I had a wide range of age groups at my party and every single person commented on how great they were. I couldn’t agree more and will definitely use this band again when I have my next big celebration.

    Brad Ogden (40th birthday party)
  • You guys were FANTASTIC! Everyone was asking 'how did you find the band, they are awesome!!!!'. I'll be spreading the word as I'm sure all my guests will as well. Thank you so much for making my 40th so memorable.

    Kendel Lynam (40th birthday party)
  • It was a fantastic night, everyone loved the band, Thank you so much! Had heaps of ladies saying what a fun night it was and that the band was awesome. Thanks again

    Ruth Patrick (Fundraiser Event)
  • You did a fantastic job and really got people up and dancing – the perfect end to an already great night

    Amanda & Paul Jakubow (Wedding Client)
  • Thank you guys so much; the band were the highlight of a really enjoyable party. Everyone at the party had a ball and we even received very positive feedback from neighbours. Many sat outside their backyard and listened and danced apparently!!

    Eli Gabbay (50th birthday party)
  • Thanks for putting on such a great show. I haven’t danced so much in ages!

    Jane Frazer (50th birthday party)

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