In the late Summer of 2017, a few us musician friends had breakfast, talking about the type of music we would love to play, but could never find a band to perform. All of us grew up in the 80s, being exposed to a palate of music from early 80s punk, to New Wave, to hair bands.
While some cover bands today play some of the well-worn 80s sing-a-longs, we yearned to rediscover the less-played music that brought in dynamic instrumentation and vocals.
We talked about playing music from bands like Level 42, The Tubes, The Fix, and others that filled your 80s stereo speakers with energy! We thought, wouldn’t it be great to have a band that played songs where people say: “Oh Yeah! I LOVE that song.”? These are the songs that you remember fondly, but haven’t heard performed live in decades.
MixTape Junkies were born. We went out and filled out the band with the best musicians and singers we knew. Our ambitious “Oh Yeah” Project had started.
We are currently hard at work learning songs, taking on bands and hits that we’ve literally never seen other bands tackle. We have stretched our range, learning songs from bands from Elvis Costello to Squeeze.
So come here to check for updates. This website will certainly evolve, as should the band! 🙂
— MixTape Junkies