Electronix 80’s Synth Tribute act specialise in all the 80’s Synth Pop classics from iconic artists such as OMD, Human League, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Gary Numan, Visage, Yazoo, Erasure, Howard Jones and many more. We are available for gigs/events all over the UK, whether its a themed or corporate event, wedding, festival or a private function.
“Electronix: Eighties Synth Pop tribute band are heading forward into the past recreating the sounds and look of one of the most creative and innovative styles of music that influenced a generation… SYNTH POP” – Barry
“Electonix were outstanding and went down an absolute storm. Great set up & sound, amazing vocals and interaction with the crowd and song choice spot-on.” – Haven Holidays (Perran Sands)
Fantastic evening….Danced all night, which is unusual for me x Atmosphere was amazing. Thank You!
Well done guys, you played brilliantly! we hope to see you again and I will be spreading the word!
Their quality of sound was VERY good and much research and thought has gone into their act The musical balance of Barry’s bass guitar and Sarah on drums, along with the programmed synth which Barry had also put together, sounded great. Great band!
Fan bloody tastic night in the Club last night with Electronix! So many people up dancing and singing, was a superb night. Electronix were superb and hopefully we will get them booked in again soon!
Thanks for coming up to Cassington, Oxford. Fantastic show you put on for Alex’s 50th! Everyone loved you!
THANK YOU for bringing this wonderful music to our Club, everyone is talking about what a great night they had. Woke up with Kraftwerk and Gary Numan going round in my head, absolutely loved it. Lots of requests of please can we have them back. Yes we definitely will.
“Great gig at Tavistock Wharf, I hope you will be back soon. We are still buzzing from your performance”
As sound engineer for the 80s festival event, I found these so easy and pleasant to work with. An excellent stage presence with a great sound!
You guys bring a burst of energy so lacking these days and a pride in what you do. And perform the music most of us remember but do not hear anyone else do.
These guys stood out from the crowd. It wasn’t hard to see why. Absolutely fantastic show by Barry and Sarah. Unique sounds brilliant vocals by both. Definitely one group to go and watch and even book. Will be on the look out for them locally again soon for sure. 10/10 all rounded show
So what do we sound like…
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Say Hello Wave Goodbye
Orignal Artist: Marc Almond/Soft Cell
Are Friends Electric?
Original Artist: Gary Numan & Tubeway Army
Original Artist: Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Tainted Love 12″
Orignal Artist: Marc Almond/Soft Cell
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About the Band
Electronix 80s Synth tribute 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.
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.
We make all our own tracks and NEVER sample! If we can’t make it… we simply don’t play it!
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 | The Voice – Ultravox | Sometimes – Erasure | Domino Dancing – Pet Shop Boys | Like to get to know you well – Howard Jones | Talk Talk – Talk Talk | Big In Japan – Alphaville | Mirror Man – Human League | Cars – Gary Numan | Temptation – Heaven 17 | Enjoy the silence – Depeche mode | Love Action – Human League | Messages – OMD | Electricity – OMD | Today – Talk Talk | Vienna – Ultravox | I Ran – A Flock Of Seagulls | Don’t Tell Me – Blancmange | Here is the news – ELO | It’s My Life – Talk Talk | Safety Dance – Men Without Hats | Shout – Tears For Fears | Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics | Hold me now – Thompson Twins | I want to be free – Toyah | New life – Depeche Mode | Together in electric dreams – Phil Oakey | Sailing on the seven seas – OMD | The Model – Kraftwerk | Smalltown Boy – Bronski Beat | 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 | 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 | Situation – Yazoo | To Cut A Long Story Short – Spandau Ballet | Chains Of Love – Erasure | Two tribes – Frankie Goes to Hollywood | New Song – Howard Jones | Planet Earth – Duran Duran | Sound of the crowd – Human League
EVENTS WE CATER FOR….
Festivals, corporate events, weddings, themed events and birthday parties are just some of the events we are happy to provide entertainment for. Please feel free to contact us with your requirements and we will do our best to fit in with your plans!
Fancy an OMD tribute night….
A show faithfully capturing the sounds and atmosphere of one of the most influential, creative and unique acts of all time – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.
Come along and see us play…
Electronix Gigs & Dates
9th June 2018 @ Calstock Social Club, Calstock, PL18 9QA
Friday 15th June 2018 @ The Pier, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ. Ticket Info: TBC
Saturday 23rd June 2018 Melting Pot Mid Summer Party @ The Melting Pot Cafe, Krowji (The Old Grammar School), West Park, Redruth TR15 3AJ. Ticket Info: TBC
Sunday 1st July 2018 @ PRIVATE EVENT Hyde Park Social Club, 5 St Gabriel’s Ave, Plymouth PL3 4JQ
7th July 2018 @ Hyde Park Social Club, St Gabriels Avenue, Plymouth, PL3 4JQ
13th July 2018 @ The Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, Bideford, EX39 2DE
18th July 2018 @ The Half Moon, 93 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 1EU
Saturday 21st July 2018 @The Godolphin Club, Helston TR13 8PS
2nd August 2018 @ Bikers Rally, Calstock Social Club, Calstock, PL18 9QA
3rd August 2018 @ Riviere Sands Holiday Park (HAVEN HOLIDAYS) Riviere Towans, Hayle TR27 5AX
4th August 2018 @ Perran Sands Holiday Park (HAVEN HOLIDAYS) Perranporth, Cornwall TR6 0AQ
Saturday 25th August 2018 @ Monkey Tree Holiday Park, Hendra Croft, Scotland Road, Newquay TR8 5QR
Sunday 26th August 2018 @ Club Tropicana 80’s event, Malin Bridge, Sheffield S6 5FL
Saturday 8th September 2018 @ The Perranporth Inn, 36 St Pirans Rd, Perranporth TR6 0BJ
Friday 14th September 2018 @Tricky’s, Tolgus Mount, Redruth, TR15 3TA
15th September 2018 @ Calstock Social Club (Birthday Bash)
Friday 21st September 2018 @ Baddeley Green Clube, Stoke
22nd September 2018 @ Romford United Services & Social Club, 28 Mawney Road, Romford, Essex, RM7 7HB
Saturday 29th September 2018 @ PRIVATE PARTY Cassington Village Hall, The Green, Cassington OX29 4AX
Friday 12th October 2018 @ PRIVATE EVENT Heathcoates Club, Station Road, Pool
Saturday 20th October 2018 @ St Rumons Social Club, Penryn St, Redruth. TR15 2SP
3rd November 2018 @ Saltash Social Club
Saturday 10th November 2018 @ Tavistock Wharf, Canal Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AT
Friday 16th November 2018 @ The Boughton Social Club Ltd, Hallam Rd, New Ollerton, Newark NG22 9TT
24th November 2018 – Hyde Park Social Club, St Gabriels Avenue, Plymouth, PL3 4JQ
14th December 2018 @ The White Hart, Church Stile Ln, Woodbury, Nr Exeter EX5 1HN
22nd December 2018 @ Cowick Railway Club
29th December 2018 @ The Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, Bideford EX39 2DE
More dates constantly being added here and on our facebook page.
Have a question?…
Contact the Band
Whatever your event is, whether its a 80s themed night, festival, wedding, corporate event, party, or just simply a night of good live music, we will be happy to work with you to ensure that all runs smoothly and that everyone enjoys the whole experience to the full. Please feel free to contact us with details of your proposed event and we will respond as soon as we can. Heres the email address for your convenience: firstname.lastname@example.org
What are we excited about...
ELECTRONIX MEET OMD…
An early morning alarm call heralded the start of a very long but extremely exciting day for the members of Electronix – we were heading across the country to Southend-on-Sea for an unforgettable day with none other than the iconic Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark! Armed with an array of items for the band to…
Back to where it all began…
What is Synth Pop?
For many decades, various electronic instruments have been used to create nique sounds within musical compositions. However, it was with the invention of the Moog (rhymes with ‘vogue’) synthesizer in the very early 1970’s that electronic music was able to place it’s own unique stamp on the music industry. Throughout the 1970’s numerous artists embraced this new instrument and, along with the advent of the sequencer, many hit singles and albums were produced. Notable artists such as Brian Eno, David Bowie, Jean Michel Jarre & Kraftwerk along with many others, developed their musical styles utilising various synthesizers and in some cases created their own versions of the instrument. Towards the end of the decade a group of flamboyant people, many of whom were from within the ‘Punk’ scene, were looking for their own fashion & musical identity. They were identified by their individuality and unique look, wearing costumes and outfits from various eras along with radical facial make-up. Steve Strange and Rusty Egan (both later from the band Visage) were heavily involved with this group of people and were instrumental in opening the first club catering specifically for them. Rusty was nominated as the DJ but quickly found that his limited record collection was not enough and the music from the thriving ‘Disco’ scene of the time was not what they wanted. Travelling to Europe and discovering the pulsating & hypnotic sounds of the German electronic music scene, Rusty bought a huge collection back with him and they quickly adopted this style of music. They also formed their own bands, Visage being the main one along with Midge Ure, and began creating electronic (or synth) music of their own. This group of people became known as the New Romantics and, as their popularity spread their style music evolved and many new artists appeared including Depeche Mode, Human League, Gary Numan, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD…!), Soft Cell, Heaven 17, Erasure, Eurythmics & The Communards to name but a few…!! Even the likes of Adam Ant, Boy George from Culture Club, Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran were heavily influenced by the New Romantics as is evident by their style of music and fashion. Over the ensuing years even more bands, duos & solo artists used synthesizers as their instruments of choice creating some of the most memorable and exciting music of its time. Today, the synth is one of the most prominent instruments in the pop scene being used to great effect by artists such as Muse, Scissor Sisters, La Roux, Daft Punk and a myriad of others too numerous to mention.
“We asked Electronix if they would come and play for my 50th Birthday in Oxfordshire. They were so lovely by email we just felt they were the right band for us. We were not disappointed. Barry and Sarah were absolutely tremendous. The music was outstanding with many numbers familiar from the 80’s synth scene, OMD, Spandau Ballet, Gary Numan, Blancmange, Soft Cell, Human League and many more. The dance floor was jumping and everybody was up. For the whole week everyone I have bumped into who was there commented on how excellent Electronix were. The synthesiser music was outstanding, and Barry did justice to every number, he has a good voice that just seems perfect for this type of music. My wife and I waved Barry and Sarah off at 1.30 in the morning – they were driving all the way back to Cornwall. Just lovely people and brilliant musicians, they made the night. I cannot recommend them highly enough (in fact someone in the village has just booked them for later in the year). Thanks folks, you gave us a night to remember!” – Alex David Rogers, 2018
“Only the best 80s Synth Tribute this side of the Isle of Skye. What you 2 do is epic, everyone I have spoken to who was at the Melting Pot last week (and there has been a lot) thought you were fantastic and can’t wait to see you again. You are on a winner, don’t stop. FANBLOODYTASTIC!” – John Clotworthy (Live Bands Cornwall)
“They ABSOLUTELY love you here! Cant wait to have you back!” – Tavistock Wharf
“Have to say that I haven’t had a better night out dancing in a long time… atmosphere was brilliant with loads of energy, good vibes and appreciation for a bloody good gig . Thank you” – Debra Lees
There are some people that, without whom, creating this band would have been a whole heap more difficult and we would like to acknowledge them here :
Richie Bolgian @ Seconds In Time – For the fab Photography & Video work.
Cosmic Exposure – For the support and wonderful photography
Tracey Rickard – For her patience, help & wizardry in developing our website.
Plus all the venues that book us and especially all the synth lovers that come to all the gigs!!!