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80s Inc

The Best of 80s Party Music

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 80s Inc - a cover band that specialises in playing the best 80s dance and party music and aimed fairly and squarely at the corporate market. The six piece line up boasts some of Perth's best musos of the 80s era. THE BAND MEMBERS

80's INC

Mark Hemery, Mark Simpson, Kevin Stevens, Earl Cole, John Leotta & Louise Tayler-Lloyd

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 Western Australian 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. 80s 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. Louise has a degree in music and associate diploma of performance.

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. In the 90s he moved to Melbourne to pursue his legal career. He eventually returned to Perth and became a Barrister. He is currently a partner in a prominent Perth law firm.

Kevin Stevens
The elder statesman of the band, Kevin played bass in prominent cover bands Midget and the Farrelys,The Toucan Club, Bonsai and other well known local acts of the 1980s & 1990s. 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 Australian Academy of Performing Arts (Bachelor of Jazz), he also plays keyboards for Perth original band Ladywood and has previously played with Sambalicious and Funksta. John's jazz outfit The John Leotta Trio (now defunct) received air play on ABC radio.

Mark Simpson
Mark played drums in various London bands during the height of the new wave/new romantic era of late 70s and early 80s. One band of note that 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. Although he has played in various cover bands since, his focus has been his career and family. Mark's love of 80s music meant the opportunity to join 80s Inc and once again play with top shelf musicians was too good to pass up.

99 Luftballons (Nena)
Addicted To Love (Robert Palmer)
And She Was (Talking Heads)
Back On The Chain Gang (The Pretenders)
Better Be Home Soon (Crowded House)
Celebration (Kool & The Gang)
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 & The Muffins)
Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Tears For Fears)
Flash Dance (Irene Cara)
Footloose (Kenny Loggins)
Girls On Film (Duran Duran)
Gold (Spandau Ballet)
Heaven Is A Place On Earth (Belinda Carlisle)
Hit Me With Your Best Shot (Pat Benetar)
Hold Me Now (The Thompson Twins)
I Ran (Flock of Seagulls)
I Want That Man (Debbie Harry)
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) (The Proclaimers)
Jessie's Girl (Rick Springfield)
Let's Dance (Chris Rea)
Living On The Ceiling (Blancmange)
Love Shack (B52s)
Material Girl (Madonna)
Mickey (Toni Basil)
Pink Cadillac (Natalie Cole)
Poison Arrow (ABC)
Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
Take On Me (a-Ha)
The Riddle (Nik Kershaw)
The Time Of My Life (Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes)
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)
Whip It (Devo)
White Wedding (Billy Idol)
You Got It (Roy Orbison)


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