TOP GUNS - 80's Tribute Band
A totally top notch 80’s rock and pop tribute band who are at the top of their professional game with songs from Bryan Adams to Whitesnake and all the 80’s favourite anthems in between, complete with haze machines, lights and posing that befit the era of that style of rock music. Lead singers Charlie and Hollywood are powerfully superb on vocals giving an outstanding display of vocal dexterity throughout. The lead guitarist, Jester, considering “TOPGUNS” covers bands with legendary lead guitarists like Eddie Van Halen, Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi and Barry Goudreau of Boston amongst others, is absolutely spot on. His solo on Michael Jackson’s – Beat it, is as good as it gets! With other solo’s throughout the set keeping up the standard. The drummer, Maverick, resplendent in red PVC and standard 80’s curly rock star wig treats the crowd to a Cozy Powell style drum solo which is totally high energy! Not only one but can be persuaded to perform a second drum solo towards the end of the set which is at least as energetic as the first and well worthy of the “animal” mascot on the front of the drum kit. Keyboards (Goose) and Bass guitar (Iceman) complete the ensemble with each providing their own pieces of 80’s rock posturing and high end musicianship adding admirably to the overall sound. Adding the sax and second keyboards allows the band to achieve that massive 80’s production sound. Apart from the bands already mentioned above the set list included numbers from Queen, Blondie, The Human League, Survivor, Toto, Belinda Carlisle, Heart, Cher, Starship, Kiss, Tina Turner and Rainbow amongst others. The set starts at a pace which amazingly is kept up throughout and still achieves a crescendo which leaves the crowd calling for more. “TOPGUNS” duly oblige with smoke, lights and a fitting rock anthem finale - Europe’s Final Countdown and Bohemian Rhapsody.