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Alright 80s Brigade fans, supporters, friends, families, aquaintances, likers, and the soon to be brought on board folks, HERE IS THE LATEST. Yes, it is true the band parted ways with the amazing guitarist Tony Burnett. We wish him the best on his other projects, especially his new solo album he is finishing up. Sounding awesome so far. So what is 80s Brigade planning next? Well, what we CAN say is we've found an EQUALLY EXTRAORDINARY lead guitar player that will soon be blowing minds on stage as the newest member of 80s Brigade. The auditions are over and we cannot wait to introduce him to everyone. He is an amazing musician and a really cool guy. So what is him name you may ask? Patience. An official announcement is coming in the couple of weeks once the new media promotional materials are completed. In the meanwhile, mark your calendar for Saturday, August 25th at Lake Alice in Riverside. The 80s Brigade will be making their return and it will be packed for sure. You do NOT want to miss this show as the guys are planning for it to be a special night with some new 80s rock hits being added along to the songs everyone comes to hear already. Also keep checking our schedule as more dates are being added for 2018. SO GET READY!!! THE 80S BRIGADE IS COMING TO A STAGE NEAR YOU SOON!!
June 14, 2018
The 80s Brigade would like to give a shout out to Dirtbag Clothing. This San Diego-based company now officially endorses the band and we are very excited about it. Dirtbag supports many quality bands such as Halestorm, Black Stone Cherry, Bumblefoot as well as many amazing local upcoming acts. Check out their website for deals on very cool clothes and other great stuff. The guys in 80s Brigade look forward to working with Dirtbag to spread the word on the 80s ROCK REVIVAL taking place in the Inland Empire. Speaking of which the 80s Brigade will be rocking the house at Lake Alice this Saturday night so you need to ask yourself one question...... ARE YOU READY TO ROCK?!!
June 1, 2018
Who's ready for some FUN this summer!!! The boys are BACK and ready to ROCK! Lots of dates coming up and several really cool shows are in the works. We can't wait to share those with you. The fun starts TONIGHT at the Tilted Kilt in Rancho Cucamonga. The band goes on at 9pm so don't be running late. Last weekend the band played a double-header; a great outdoor event in Riverside and later at Lake Alice playing until 1:30am. Long day but SO much fun. Thanks to all our friends who came out to rock with us. The day even included John being interviewed by the Hey Riverside guys for their online blog. Check it out and see you TONIGHT!!
March 11, 2018
Amazing night last night! Thanks to all that came out....Lake Alice was packed, and everyone was out for a fun time! Tons (literally!) of birthdays and dancing, and the singing....unreal to have everyone singing along to so many songs! Next show is in two weeks at Pitstop Pub in Menifee, Friday March 23rd from 9pm til 1am. Hope to see you there!
January 15, 2018
Last Saturday night at Lake Alice was incredible!!! After nearly 3 months, we hadnít missed a beat! Much love to all the friends and family that came out! We canít do it without you, and we love, appreciate, and thank every single one of you! Next Friday, we are playing at the Tilted Kilt in Chino from 9pm til 1am! Hope to see you there!
January 8, 2018
Happy New Year to all of our friends, family and supporters! We have missed bringing the ROCK to everyone for the last few months. So where did the band go? As some may know John, our lead singer, got very ill last October and damaged his vocal cords while trying to perform rather than rest. After a few weeks it became obvious that the damage was worse than expected and so began the long road of doctors, treatments and therapy. Finally the band recovened for a rehearsal on January 6th and are excited to announce THEY ARE BACK and ready to BRING IT! The guys wish to thank all of those who have patiently supported the band during this time. It was nice to be missed. We also wish to thank the venues for understanding the need for recent show cancellations. The guys have felt nothing but support during this unexpected down time, which was greatly appreciated. SO THE GOOD NEWS... The band officially returns to the stage this Saturday night at Lake Alice in Riverside. We have many friends planning to show up and support our return so make plans to join us and GET LOUD!!!
October 2, 2017
So WHO'S READY FOR OKTOBERFEST this weekend?! This Saturday and Sunday many great bands will be performing in downtown Upland. The 80s Brigade will be there both days to share the stage with some really great bands. This should be a phenomenal weekend of music. The guys will have some giveaways and shirts will be available too! YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!!
This past weekend the guys were treated great by the city of Temecula once again. First at Lucky Stone in Old Town and then at Bel Vino Winery. Thanks to everyone who came out and the staff who were amazing as well. Until we see everyone this weekend, here's some moments from Old Town last Friday.
September 18, 2017
Amazing Saturday! We are pretty beat after 7 hours of playing music but we had a blast at Mount Palomar Winery and were happy to be back at Franklin's Cove in Murrieta later that same night. Frank honored us by singing two songs with us, which was pretty rad! Thanks to all who came out and supported and helped make it worth the long day! The band recently has been confirmed for this year's Oktoberfest in Upland October 7-8. That's right! 80s ROCK is coming to downtown Upland!! These will be incredible shows so mark your calendars now.
August 20, 2017
Amazing day at the Grape Harvest Festival! We met the guys and girls from Inside Riot, Backstreet, and No Duh, and aside from all being very cool, they all ROCKED the stage! We had our work cut out for us! Thank you to all that sang along with us, danced your asses off, and showed us mad love! The day couldn't have gone much better! We'll be at O'Hara's in Lake Elsinore next Friday. See you there!
August 11, 2017
Last weekend's gig at the Maverick Saloon in Norco was a total blast! Thank you to all that came out and were ready to have some fun! From the dancing, to the sing-alongs, the great people we met, and the incredible compliments...totally made our night! Even the bar staff were very cool to us! Can't wait to return!! Tomorrow afternoon the guys will be rocking at Snow Summit starting at noon. Plenty going on there so get there if you can. Later in the day the band is excited to be performing at a wedding for some great folks. Should be a great day for great music and having fun. Remember to mark August 19 on your calendar to attend the Inland Empire Grape Harvest Festival in Ontario, CA. The band will be playing along with a few other great bands for a day of amazing music. We'll see you out there!! Until then, here's a clip from last weekend in Norco.
July 4, 2017
We hope everyone enjoyed a fantastic 4th last week!!! The Brigade experienced an amazing time up in Big Bear last weekend, extending into the week. Whiskey Dave's was a blast both nights as always and the boys spent most of the past week in cabins, fishing, playing poker, and having a well needed vacation! Now get ready because we are making our debut at PUBlic House in Temecula on Friday, July 14th, from 9pm til midnight. See you there!! Ray, Tony, John, and Tim! In the meanwhile, here are some moments from Whiskey Dave's.
June 25, 2017
Who's ready for summer 2017?! The band is ready to kick things into high gear this weekend returning to Whiskey Dave's in Big Bear. Two nights of awesome 80s rock just before celebrating the 4th of July. This WILL BE the place to be this weekend so make plans now to not be left out on this one. As always check the band's summer achedule and see when the party's coming near you. 2017!!! The summer of ROCK!
May 24, 2017
What an awesome time last weekend! The band ventured north to the sticks and played Friday and Saturday at Whiskey Dave's in Big Bear. The weather was great and the people were even MORE amazing! Thanks to everyone we met up on the mountain. Can't wait to do it again next month.
This Friday night the band returns to Pepe's in Canyon Lake. Great place, great stage, great drinks, and amazing food. Hope to see everyone come out to that one. Many new songs have been added to the sets so LET'S ROCK!
May 1, 2017
The guys returned to rock Menifee last Friday and once again it was a night to remember. These folks know how to party and love their 80s rock! The band plans to return there as soon as we can get it on the schedule. Saturday night in Rancho Cucamonga was fun as well. Thanks to all our family and friends who came to that show. Your support is so awesome. The band mixed in several new songs to the sets as well as some old favorites. The guys love making sure no two shows are exactly the same songs so there are always surprises no matter how many times you come check them out. Next Saturday the band returns to Chaparral 300 in Chino Hills. Fun place to play and hang out so make plans to be there. Until then check out a clip from the Rancho show. See ya!
April 18, 2017
The 80s Brigade are EXCITED to announce they will be playing at the Inland Empire Grape Harvest Festival this year! This event has been going on for 70+ years and we are very proud to be a part of it! We will be one of many bands playing that day and will be going on just prior to the unannounced (as of yet) headliner! The date is August 19th, so be sure to make your plans to join us!! This WILL BE the event of the summer!! Check out grapeharvestfest.com for more information.
April 17, 2017
Last Saturday night the band played for a private community in Canyon Lake and had such a great time. To everyone we met, and those we didn't have a chance to meet, thank you so much for having us and treating us so well. You guys rocked that place!! Next up, on April 28 the guys return to Menifee at the Pitstop Pub. Last time was incredible so we're looking forward to this one. Also on April 29th the Brigade comes to Rancho Cucamonga to rock the Sixty6 Lounge. If you live near this area, you really need to check this place out. Great drinks, great sound and great people. See you out there!! Until then, here are some clips of the Canyon Lakes rocking out with the guys last weekend.
April 4, 2017
So many great moments this past weekend. What a fun night at O'Hara's on Friday. A special thanks to Rex who always shows the band that awesome "Lake Elsinore hospitality" and is always up for singing a song or two as well. Great turnout too. Chaparral's on Saturday was just as amazing. To everyone we met over the weekend, thank you so much for coming out and showing such incredible support. The band loves what they do and to know people are enjoying it makes it that much more fun. The band returns to Lake Alice on April 14th followed closely by a debut at the Lighthouse Lodge in Canyon Lake on the 15th. Also, some very big news is coming soon regarding an all ages special event coming this summer that will feature the 80s Brigade along with some other amazing bands. Still some paperwork to be signed but once it's official we'll post it here first. For now, here's a clip from Saturday's show. Later!
March 30, 2017
Everybody ready for the WEEKEND!!! 'Cause the guys are ready to BRING IT! Friday at O'Hara's in Lake Elsinore and Saturday at Chaparral 300 in Chino Hills. Both shows should more fun than should be legally allowed. The guys have been working up some recent request songs as well so this is a how-can-you-possibly-miss-this event!!! Last weekend the boys debuted at Pepe's in Canyon Lake. For those in that neck of the woods, the band has booked FOUR MORE SHOWS there for 2017 so check the schedule. Special shout-out to the newlyweds who came to ROCK OUT 80s-style! The word is out that the Brigade is the band to see for top-notch 80s rock. Come out this weekend and see for yourself. See you there!!! Until then, a short vid from Pepe's.
March 19, 2017
What an awesome time at Grazies in Upland last night. From the crowd to the staff, everyone was amazing. Thanks to all our friends, family and fans who came out to get loud and crazy with us. Next Friday the boys take the show back to Canyon Lake at Pepe's. Canyon Lake has always been a fun place to get loud but since this is the first time at Pepe's, let's get some folks to come out and show them how to party 80s-style! As always, many shows on our schedule so make your plans to come rock out and dance to your favorite 80s rock songs. See you OUT THERE!
March 7, 2017
The countdown is happening for two amazing shows this weekend! Saturday the band is back at Bel Vino Winery in Temecula with the music starting at noon. Beautiful location and great staff. Everyone must experience this place for themselves. Then on Sunday the guys finally return to Rancho Cucamonga at the SIXTY6. The Brigade played there a LONG time ago so this place is overdue for some great 80s ROCK! The band has many friends in the RC area so let's see everyone turn out and be ready to party! The summer schedule is filling up fast and the band is READY TO ROCK!
February 4, 2017
We want to send a massive shout-out to everyone who came out to Hangar 24 in Redlands last night. What an amazing time! The guys were feeling the love and can't wait to come back. The Brigade want to thank the staff for their hospitality. Great place to play and have fun. To all the wild folks who witnessed the 80s Brigade for the first time, welcome aboard. To all our returning fans, you are the best!! The band will be back in Riverside at Lake Alice next Friday. So let's get out there and HAVE SOME FUN!!
January 23, 2017
NAMM 2017 in Anaheim was an amazing time again for the band. Very crowded but very fun. Now it's time to get ready for next weekend!! We want to see EVERYONE turn out to Rancho Cucamonga this Friday night at 4th and Mill! It is going to be an AMAZING performance. After a weekend of hanging with members of all the bands the 80s Brigade pays tribute to, the guys are fired up and ready to take things to another level! We will SEE YOU THERE!!!
January 16, 2017
After a fun return to Lake Elsinore last weekend, the band is off this weekend to spend some time at NAMM. Always plenty of FUN to see old friends, make new ones, and see some GREAT performances! If you have plans to attend, the guys hope to see you there so let us know. The band returns to rocking on January 27th at 4th and Mill in Rancho Cucamonga. This will be the band's debut at this location so let everyone know to turn up for this one! We want to see everyone come out and get INSANE for this show so wake your friends and call the neighbors!! This will be an AMAZING show... guaranteed!!!! See ya there!!!
January 5, 2017
Hey there, fans of great 80s rock! Welcome to 2017!!! The guys had a great time on New Year's Eve rocking into the morning. One person even took head-banging to a new level and required medical attention! Now THAT'S impressive. Next up is a return to two great places this weekend; Saturday in Chino Hills and Sunday in Temecula. Many shows being added to the 2017 schedule every week so check back often to find one near you. As always, let us know what songs you want to hear. See you out there!
December 19, 2016
What a great turnout at Lake Alice last Friday! Thanks to everyone who braved the cold weather and came out to join the party. For those who missed it or live near Riverside, the guys will be back there on December 30th. This next Friday, the 23rd, the band heads to Temecula to make their first appearance at the Boiler Room. We've heard great things about this place so everyone make your Friday night plans to be there. It's gonna get LOUD!! Meanwhile here is a quick look at the fun from last Friday.
November 28, 2016
ARE YOU READY?! After a rainout this past weekend, the 80s Brigade is ready to go on a run of fun shows to close out 2016. To kick things off for this holiday season will be a first-time show at the Pitstop Pub in Menifee. This performance will be special because it will be show number 100 since the band was formed two years ago. Come out and CELEBRATE with the guys and show your support. This Saturday the band returns to Chino Hills at Chaparral 300 which should be awesome. December will be full of incredible shows and will be capped off with a NEW YEAR'S EVE show at Canyon Lake's Sports Stop. So come out and join the party with the Brigade and GET LOUD!!!
October 24, 2016
And the good times keep on rolling! Murrieta is fast becoming a favorite place to play for the guys. Friday night at Franklin's Cove was standing room only as the band performed for an amazingly enthusiastic crowd. This band definitely needs to visit Murrieta more often. Saturday the guys performed at a Halloween event and the costumes were amazing. Once we find a pic of Tim rocking on stage as Lucy from Peanuts, we WILL post it (sorry, Tim). It's a must-see for sure. John also celebrated his birthday over the weekend and wants to thank everyone who joined in the celebration. To all of our families, friends, fans, new supporters and more... The guys want to thank all of you for your support. A special thanks to Glena and Mike for all the hard work they put in for Saturday's event. The band is playing a special private event this week but will be returning to Lake Elsinore on November 4th before taking a break for a couple of weeks so make sure to be at O'Hara's and be ready to party. Bring on the BRIGADE!!!
August 29, 2016
Absolutely amazing weekend for the band! Our first trip up to Whiskey Dave's in Big Bear, who booked us on word of mouth from a person who saw us at HK's in Upland. We played both Friday and Saturday nights, and Saturday was literally standing room only before we started! All the seats/tables were taken, and people were lined up to get in. The dance floor was so full, people were dancing anywhere they could! Special thanks to Whiskey Dave's for giving us a couple of great weekends next year to play again! A massive thanks to the band wives, Cori, Holly, Lisa, and Rachel, as well as Cheyenne, Tyler, and Jade for allowing us to do this, and making the whole weekend more fun with food, fishing, and great company! As always, we are blown away with the support and as beat up and tired as we are from 9-1/2 hrs of playing, we'd do it again! Next weekend, we are at Crush and Brew Saturday night from 8pm til 11pm, then Sunday at Bel Vino Winery from Noon til 4pm. Much love.... Tony, John, Ray, and Tim!
August 15, 2016
That may have been one of the CRAZIEST weekend of shows yet!! Dancing, Singing, Screaming!! A HUGE thanks to all who came out to join the party. So many great moments at Lake Alice in Riverside AND HK's in Rancho Cucamonga. HK's alone had over 60 people calling ahead trying to get a reserved seat near the stage! Those who got in enjoyed some newly featured songs AND were able to request some old Brigade favorites as well. So many people to thank and we wouldn't want to leave anyone out so just know the guys appreciated seeing every one of you who showed up to support the band. There should be some photos and video coming soon so check back soon. Next up is a return to South 40 in Mira Loma this Friday night. A great hangout run by great people. Can't wait!! Looking ahead to August 26-27, the guys head up the mountain to perform for two nights at Whiskey Dave's in Big Bear. Make your plans to spend some time in one of the most amazing areas of SoCal and then come see the guys wake up the wildlife!! See you soon!!!
August 1, 2016
What an INCREDIBLE weekend of fun!! The band finally made their way to Murrieta to see if the folks there love to ROCK; 80s style! It turns out they DO! VERY MUCH SO, in fact! The staff and people at Franklin's Cove made the Brigade feel very welcomed and the guys cannot wait to return. Murrieta rocks! Sunday the band returned once again to Temecula to blow the roof off of the Beer & Wine Garden. Oh wait, there is no roof. And it was HOT!! And yet so many friends came out to support the band and endured the heat. You guys are the best!! An amazing time in Temecula AS ALWAYS. Next weekend brings another pair of shows. Friday the Brigade debuts in Fallbrook at the Old 395 and Saturday the boys make their long-awaited return to Chaparral in Chino Hills. Both shows should be a lot of fun! SCREAM FOR ME, SOCAL!!! See you next weekend!!
July 7, 2016
Last weekend the band made their debut at Bel Vino Winery in Temecula. Great staff, great crowd and an awesome time! The band is already scheduled to return there in August so if you live near there and you missed it, check the band schedule and come see this place for yourself.
As for this weekend, the hardest working band in the Inland Empire will be at three amazing places. Friday night the Brigade make their debut at Charlie's in Upland. We hear great things about this place so it should be a blast. Saturday night the boys return to Lake Elsinore and will blow the roof off of O'Hara's. Bring on the craziness! Sunday afternoon the guys return to Mira Loma and will crank it up at South 40. We hope to see many returning friends at that one as well. Keep on eye on the show schedule. It may look full but there are even more AMAZING events in the works. The guys look forward to each and every show and SO appreciate all of the support they've been receiving. This summer has been full of highlights and it AINT OVER YET!! So come out on and let's have some fun!!!
June 14, 2016
After a recent run of playing places for the first time, the band is returning to some familiar ground this weekend. This Friday night the guys invade the Cadillac Ranch Saloon in Apple Valley!! As always there will be some new songs to listen for and tons of your favorite 80s Rock, Metal, and Pop hits! Come out and sing, dance, enjoy great food and drinks, and experience a great staff at a fun bar! Then on Saturday the Brigade rolls back into Lake Elsinore; a place where anything can happen and often does, so DON'T MISS IT!!!
May 31, 2016
This Friday, we are at Lake Alice from 9pm to 1:30am!! We are going to be filming some videos, so we'd love to have you there! If you happen to film your own, and would like to share them, they could make it into our promo video!!! See you there!
May 23, 2016
Just another crazy day in Temecula. The Temecula Beer & Wine Garden always has such a great turnout. Fantastic place to play. Many first-timers along with plenty of friends and family made for an amazing crowd. As usual, many people were capturing the madness on video. The band would love to see some of it so feel free to share it on Facebook and let the band know what your favorite moments were. Next up, the guys invade Whittier and make their Mulcaheys debut this Friday night. People are already making their plans to see this show so come on out and join the party! Get ready Whittier! Here comes the Brigade!!
May 2, 2016
What a weekend!!! After a fun night back in Lake Elsinore, the guys debuted at The Pub in Chino Hills. You never know what to expect when playing a new area but the guys were AMAZINGLY received. Many new fans of all ages were brought on board that night. The staff were very cool and the band will be returning there soon. Sunday the guys once again returned to South 40 where many friends and family came out to have some fun. As usual Rosie and the staff treated the guys great. Special thanks to our local friends out that way who continue to show up and support the guys. The guys are gearing up for a much anticipated return to The Shoppes in Chino Hills on May 14th. This is an all-ages outdoor show that will have people dancing and singing. This WILL be one show you do not want to miss. Giveaways will be handed out as well. The band is also (as always) expanding the set list. Many fun dance songs from the 80s are being added to make sure everyone hears their favorite 80s song when they come to a show. Let us know what your favorite 80s song is and the guys will make sure to work it in. See you out there!!!
April 27, 2016
After a week off the boys are BACK!! Rested and READY TO ROCK!! Three shows this weekend. The sets will vary each night so come hang with the band and HAVE SOME FUN. Friday night is O'Hara's in Lake Elsinore; always a fun time. Saturday night the band makes their debut at the Pub in Chino Hills. Then Sunday afternoon the guys return to South 40 in Mira Loma for an outdoor performance that everyone must see. As usual the band will sneak in some songs that you haven't heard them play before. Also, let us know what songs you want the 80s Brigade to play when you come see them. See you this weekend!!! BRING ON THE BRIGADE!!!!
March 27, 2016
Happy Easter, Brigade fans! Next weekend, the band has 3 shows in 3 days!! First, Friday night the boys return to Lake Alice in Riverside and will be playing from 9pm to 1:30am!! Then Saturday they head back out to the Sportsman Bar in Corona to rock a special event from 2pm to 6pm! This all leads to Sunday, where they will crank it up again at the Temecula Beer and Wine Garden for a ROCKIN' afternoon from 3pm to 7pm!! So COME ON OUT AND PARTY 80s style! Don't forget to show your dancing skills to get your free 80s BRIGADE SHIRT!!! Additional prizes for those who come to at least two out of the three shows!!
February 22, 2016
Now THAT was one wild weekend! Three gigs, a total of 13 HOURS OF ROCKING, and SO MANY PEOPLE coming out to hang with with us! We met hundreds of new friends and had countless people buying the band rounds of drinks (COLDCOCK, of course! YEA!). Even by Sunday night, the guys were refusing to show any signs of exhaustion. It was TOO MUCH FUN to be tired!! The guys changed each night's set to keep it fun for those who came to multiple shows. Just an amazing weekend of fun. The band gave out free shirts all weekend. If you got one, send us a pic of you wearing it with pride and we'll post it on Facebook. Check out our latest poll on this page to vote for what song you want to hear. Last month's top vote getter was Queensryche and the guys made sure to play it every night. The band has plenty of shows on the schedule already but many more are soon to be added so keep watching for one near you and come out and join the BEST PARTY IN SOCAL!!!
February 1, 2016
Another weekend, another round of back-to-back shows! What a wild group at Brew Rebellion! Rumors of RECORD SALES OF ALCOHOL and celebrity sightings were happening on Friday. They do love their 80s music in San Bernardino, that's for sure. On Saturday in Chino Hills the turnout was again fantastic. The guys debuted yet another new song as voted on by our fans here on this website. Several more will begin to be played in the next couple of weeks so come on out and get ready to ROCK!! The guys will be returning to Downtown Redlands Market Night this Thursday (weather permitting). This a great place for fans of ALL AGES to come rock out with the guys. See you there!!!
January 25, 2016
The guys had a blast at NAMM 2016 in Anaheim this past weekend. Seeing and hanging with so many old friends, new friends, and music icons made for a great time. NEXT UP, back to ROCKING SoCal the 80s Brigade way!! Friday night is Brew Rebellion in San Bernardino. Saturday is Chaparral 300 in Chino Hills. Check the schedule for times and directions. The guys are ready to get the party started so make plans to come have soMe fun!!! Are you READY!! LET'S DO THIS!!
January 17, 2016
Another amazing weekend!! Friday night the boys played a special show at the post for Veterans of Foreign Wars in Rancho Cucamonga. Our thanks to our great friend Raoul Ranoa for filling in on guitar. Tony had a previous commitment but the guys could not let the vets down so Raoul came and played amazingly as always. Raoul is a great friend and supporter of the Brigade. Thanks brother. Saturday night saw Tony, Ray, John and Tim making their debut at the Cadillac Ranch in Apple Valley. Always a bit of a travel for some of the guys so it was truly AWESOME to see an AMAZING turnout to dance and sing along all night! The band appreciates all of you so much. What a night! We need to do that AGAIN! Next weekend the guys are off as they will be attending NAMM in Anaheim. If you plan to be there as well hit us up via email or Facebook so we can meet up and hang. On January 29th the band returns to Brew Rebellion followed by Chaparral in Chino Hills so check the schedule and come party with the most amazing tribute to 80s hard rock and metal in the IE!! CoMe out and be a part of it. What do you say? LET'S ROCK!!! Remember to keep sending us your comments about the band and we'll feature them on the site and Facebook very soon.
January 11, 2016
2016 is off to a great start for the 80s Brigade!! Already three shows into the new year and the turnout at every show has been INCREDIBLE! So many familiar faces coming back for more and many new friends as well. The guys could not be more appreciative for all the support they are receiving. Yesterday the band returned to Temecula and had an AMAZING time. A special thanks to all who made the drive (and a few who flew in) to see the band rock the stage like no other band can. We would LOVE to get an email from people that have been to recent shows and share your stories and pics so hit us up. As always, check the band's schedule for a date near you. The guys are always adding new songs so you're always likely to hear something different at every show. C'mon out and join the PARTY!! Bring on the BRIGADE!!
December 21, 2015
HAPPY HOLIDAYS to everyone from Ray, Tim, Tony and John!! It was a fantastic 1st year for the 80s Brigade and the guys are gearing up for a WILD 2016. More 80s rock anthems, more CRAZY shows and more FUN than ever! As the band takes several days off to chill with family and friends and play some great music with some other great local musicians, the guys are wishing everyone an amazing holiday break and hope to see you on January 2nd in Redlands at The District. The band will also be hanging out next month at the NAMM show in Anaheim so if you're planning on attending let us know. Always a blast meeting up with friends and making new ones. See you in 2016!!!
December 13, 2015
The band, despite some cold temperature, made their first appearance in Lake Elsinore at O'Hara's. Wild place, fun people and a really great time. Thanks to all of our new friends we met there. It was SO worth the trip. Next weekend the Brigade returns to the Sportsman in Corona on Friday night. Should be a killer show. Saturday they head to Norco and show Slam Dunk what the 80s Brigade brings to the table. Make plans now to be at either show (or BOTH). Plenty of giveaways for everyone who introduces themselves to the band. BRING ON THE BRIGADE!!
December 7, 2015
We couldn't have had a better weekend! Saturday was a crazy 18hr day from the time we left our homes until we arrived back home. The gig at Temecula Wine and Beer Gardens was a blast! SEE THE PICS!! Huge thank you to the family and friends that showed up, and to the amazing existing crowd. Not only did they stay and dance, but it steadily grew as the show went on. It was a huge success, and we will be returning there soon!. We quickly packed up, chatted with the Damn Dirty Apes who came on after us, then fought traffic for over an hour trying to get to Lake Alice with the Festival of Lights going on. We managed to park, load in, and set up in a little over an hour, and start on time. Again, huge thanks to the families and friends that made both shows, and those who met us at Lake Alice. Very special thanks to Raoul Ranoa who was gracious enough to fill in for Tony, who had a prior commitment. Raoul is a TRUE Rock star and a great guy! Another 4-hr set, tons of dancing and singing along, and the staff at Lake Alice love the band! We will also be playing there again soon! We have a ton of gigs booked into 2016, so try to catch a show! We appreciate you all! John, Ray, Tony, and Tim.
Bring on the BRIGADE!!!
Last week the boys were invited to an awesome holiday party thrown by COLDCOCK Whiskey in Huntington Beach. It was great to meet Karila, Adam and everyone else with COLDCOCK. All the bands that came were treated to an OPEN BAR and some great hospitality. Ray and John were able to come and represent the 80s Brigade and had a great time. A special shout-out to Karila for the cool swag. Rumor is the next party may feature an all-star jam night. We can't wait!
November 19, 2015
And the IE tour just keeps rolling along!! A few more dates have been added to the busy schedule and still more coming. The 80s Brigade may very well be the hardest working 80s rock/metal tribute band in the Inland Empire!!! On the other hand... we may be the ONLY 80s rock/metal tribute band in the Inland Empire. Haha! We are proud to stay TRUE to this awesome period of music and present a show WORTH SEEING again and again. No bar band standards here! LOL. Thanks to all of our friends who continue to support us. Come hang with us this weekend in San Bernardino on Sunday. We will have plenty of giveaways and contests so DON'T MISS IT!!!
November 16, 2015
A special thanks to the staff at Laidlaw's Harley-Davidson in Baldwin Park. The band were treated extraordinarily well and had a great time performing.
This Friday the guys will perform at a very special private event that we are very much looking forward to. THEN... SUNDAY.... the Brigade ventures to San Bernardino to headline a special party open to the public at Brew Rebellion!! BE THERE!! New dates are being added to the schedule all the time so check back often and let us know when you're coming and what you want to hear. See ya!!
November 9, 2015
Just another crazy weekend for the 80s Brigade. Things got a little TOO crazy at the Hi Brow with John taking a tumble while racing across the stage. What a sight! Judges rated his fall as an 8.7. LOL. Thankfully he survived and continued to put on an amazing show. Thanks to all of our amazing fans and friends who came out to witness a great performance by the band; including an amazing virtuosic solo by Tony.
On Saturday the band traveled to Crestline and braved 30 degree weather to bring the heat to the Bear House. Great place! Thanks to the dedicated friends and fans who made the trek as well. Your support means everything. The band definitely plans to return to Crestline; perhaps when the weather warms up a bit. LOL. Next Saturday the band heads to Baldwin Park to perform at Laidlaw's Harley-Davidson. You do NOT want to miss this. In the meanwhile, enjoy a clip of Tony tearing it up from last weekend.
Bring on the BRIGADE!!!
November 2, 2015
So calling all fans of the 80s Brigade!!!! It's time to let everyone know who is your favorite band in the IE!! You can vote for the 80s Brigade HERE as your favorite local band!!! Spread the word about your favorite band in the IE; THE 80S BRIGADE!!!
October 26, 2015
This past Saturday the 80s Brigade played a private Halloween party and it was more fun than humans should be allowed to have. The costumes, the fantastic outdoor stage, the amazing crowd, the COLDCOCK; it was all happening!!!
The band debuted several of the newly added songs and they sounded awesome! Some highlights included Once Bitten Twice Shy, Lay It Down, Still of the Night, Cum On Feel the Noize, and many others!!!! A special thanks to the Bivens for having us at their annual huge blowout of a party. Great times.
Make plans to come to the Hi Brow on Friday November 6th. The last time the band played there they packed the house and things got pretty crazy. Let's DO IT AGAIN!! On November 7th, the Brigade makes their Crestline debut at the Bear House. It should be amazing time. We're already hearing from friends planning on going to this one. So c'mon out and get ready to PARTY!!!!
October 12, 2015
It was incredible to see so many fans and friends of the band make their way to Apple Valley last Saturday. Seeing such support for the 80s Brigade is SO AWESOME! Making the long drive to Frogee's was well worth it. Can't wait to do it again. The band sounded FANTASTIC and the crowd was AMAZING! A special thanks once again to Raoul Ranoa for stepping in for Tony. He is not just an amazing guitarist but a great guy to know as well. If you have an opportunity to see Raoul perform with Smoking Gun or another one of his projects go see him for yourself. You ROCK, Raoul!! Next up is a private Halloween event that should result in some crazy photos. We'll make sure to post some here as well as on FB. The Brigade has been working up a huge batch of new songs to add to the show and are ready to debut them at the next shows so check the schedule and come see what they've got cooking! Bring on the BRIGADE!!!
October 5, 2015
Last Saturday the Brigade and many other amazing bands shared the stage for a wonderful cause; raising money for animal shelters.
It was truly a fun time hanging with the other musicians that were donated their time as well. We also met many awesome folks who helped put the event together and witnessed their passion for this cause. Great stuff. This event also was unique in that our drummer Ray pulled double-duty by also playing an amazing set with IE favorites Smoking Gun. Next up is a trip this Saturday to the high desert for some craziness at Frogee's in Apple Valley. It will be INSANE!!! See you there!
September 14, 2015
The 80s Brigade finally made their way to HK's Bar & Grill in Rancho Cucamonga. It was worth the wait! Thanks to all who came to witness why this band is in such high demand lately. Many saw Tony's guitar brilliance for the first time and could not believe their eyes. He put on quite the display of skills. A special thanks to Jeff Bell from Driven for lending his voice for a song. So cool to have him there. Thanks again to all who support the Brigade.
September 8, 2015
Just amazing. Redlands Market Night last Thursday was even more insane than the previous show back in July! Such a great crowd! Then on Saturday the band hit the beach. No, not the one with sand and sharks but The Beach Sports Bar in Riverside. Great to see so many friends of the band come out to have some fun. A special thanks to Raoul Ranoa who sat in on lead guitar and was absolutely amazing as always. Next up is a double-header this Saturday. ARE YOU READY?!! First up is Laidlaw's Harley Davidson in Baldwin Park. This is an outdoor event so bring the whole fam and enjoy raffles, vendors and the 80s BRIGADE! Music starts at 12pm. Then later that night, come join the party at HK's in Rancho Cucamonga. It will definitely be a crazy night so don't miss this one. The guys will be rocking from 8:30pm to 12:30am.
August 24, 2015
The band made their return to The Shoppes in Chino Hills this past weekend and it was an amazing time from beginning to end. Thanks to all the great people we met and to all our family and friends who support us time and time again. A special thanks to the couple who hung out for the entire show and showed how 80s metal and line dancing CAN go together. Who knew? Ha! It has been amazing how fast the word continues to spread about how much fun this show really is. Wow. Just a reminder, come check out the band next Saturday in San Dimas, at Chaparral Lanes. Come one, come all and let's have a ball! Yeah!!!
August 12, 2015
The 80s Brigade would like to welcome our new sponsor; COLDCOCK Whiskey. This product is produced by people who believe in celebrating the rewards of hard work and that life is about taking your shot. So to all our fans who enjoy raising a glass of fine spirits now and then, come celebrate live rock music with the Brigade and some COLDCOCK whiskey.
August 10, 2015
The guys have been busy. Last Thursday we rocked the Sixty-6 lounge in RC and then Saturday trekked up to the high desert to show Victorville how it's done. We had the pleasure of seeing so many old friends as well as making many new ones. The response to Tony, our newest member of the band, has been overwhelming. We thank you for giving him such a warm reception. Victorville also provided the band to catch up with yet another former bandmate, Mr. Shawn Harris. Shawn is an incredible musician and a great guy.
Next Saturday the band will be at Stein Haus in Pomona. This is a fantastic place to hang out and get wild. Great food, great drinks, etc. The band will be giving away some free stuff to the loudest fans in the crowd so bring your party and get ready to rock!!! As always check the schedule for information on all upcoming dates.
July 10, 2015
If you've never checked out the activity going on during a Redlands Market Night, you owe it to yourself to head on over there soon. Lots of food, activites and great people. Last night the main stage got loud when the Brigade rolled into town. What a blast! Fans of all ages turned out for a great night of music, dancing, T-shirt giveaways and free stuff for the kids too. A special shout out to Serena for being our #1 fan (see pic)!
The band wishes to thank Heather and the city of Redlands for inviting the guys down to rock the place. For anyone who missed it, 80s Brigade will return there on September 3rd. For those who can't wait that long, you can come and party it up this Saturday at Stein Haus in Pomona. The show starts at 9pm and the party is planned to go on until 1am (That's all?. LOL). As always check the schedule for more information on upcoming dates.
June 8, 2015
The band made their debut at the Hi Brow last Friday night. Simply put...wow. To ALL OF YOU who came out and made it such a great night, the band thanks you VERY much! A special thanks to all of the singers in the crowd who make the walls shake.
We all had an amazing time and look forward to returning there soon. Coming up is a stop at Galli's in Rancho Cucamonga this Thursday night from 8pm to 11pm. Come hang out and support the Brigade if you can. Also, next Saturday the guys will rocking outside at the Shoppes in Chino Hills. It's a great chance to bring all of your family and friends to see one of the most fun bands in SoCal so make your plans and as always check our schedule for dates, times and directions.
May 11, 2015
WELL THAT WAS CRAZY!! Last Saturday night the guys blew the doors off the Kingpin Lounge at Del Rosa Lanes out in Highland. Actually they blew the circuit breaker on the power but that's another story (Ha!). A special thanks to all the maniacs that came out to support the band. Again it was great to meet some new friends and see some old ones again. We were even fortunate to catch up with former bandmate Joel Harris (see pic).
Next up is the Sportsman Bar in Corona. The band will giving a free shirt or two to the loudest fans so make plans to come and have a wild time! Speaking of shirts, CHECK OUT OUR NEW MERCH PAGE!!! Order your shirt now or buy them at the show but GET YOURS NOW!!
April 13, 2015
ANOTHER FUN BUT LONG WEEKEND! The Brigade traveled to Stein Haus in Pomona last Friday and met some crazy folks who LOVE their 80s music! The band kept playing until nearly closing time and people STILL WANTED MORE BRIGADE!!! "ONE MORE! ONE MORE!" Awesome time.
Then Saturday night the guys made their debut at Candy's in Highland. Plenty of old friends, new friends (Country Bear Jamboree Lady. Don't ask. LOL) and family showed up to watch the band tear it up on the outdoor stage. This place should be a fun place to return to in the summer. The schedule seems to be growing rapidly these days. Plenty of opportunities to come hang and get your party face on. Check our schedule often. Also email us what song or band you want to hear next time and you just might get it. DEMAND THE 80s BRIGADE for your next event!!!
March 30, 2015
Well, that was one FUN WEEKEND! After a great return to Septembers on Friday (where we celebrated many birthdays through the night. Another one?! LOL), the boys made their Brigade debut at the old Etiwanda Roadhouse (which is located in... you guessed it..., Etiwanda. Ha!). This place was as crazy as we remembered it to be. The guys made many new friends and spent some time with some old ones as well. Thanks to everyone who came out and showed their tremendous support.
The band will next be playing at Stein Haus in Pomona on April 10th and Candy's in Highland on April 11th. You definitely do not want to miss these shows so COME AND OUT!!!
March 23, 2015
If you weren't at the Buffalo Inn in Upland last Saturday night, you missed a great show!
The band performed for a VERY enthusiastic crowd and had a great night. SEE PICS HERE! Thanks to all of you who came and showed their support. So many people were there that the amazing staff had their hands full for sure until the food ran out and drinks ran low. The Brigade cannot wait to return there and rock the house again. Next up is Septembers next Friday, followed by the Etiwanda Roadhouse on Saturday. Both of these shows should be amazing so make plans to be there.
March 2, 2015
THREE more shows have been added! First up is a return to Septembers Taproom in Rancho Cucamonga on March 27th. This is fun place to hang if you've never been there so make your plans now to come see the boys TURN UP TO 11!!
The following night the guys make their debut at the legendary Roadhouse in Etiwanda. John and Ray know this place well and are counting on you guys to make it a memorable night. The other new date added is at Stein Haus on April 10th in Pomona. This is the home of "Brau and Brats" and used to be known as Friar Tuck's. Let's all plan to be there and show how much fun a Brigade show can be! Be sure to always check back to this site for the updated show schedule.
February 23, 2015
We want to include a new section on the site where people can share their stories and/or comments after hanging out at an 80s Brigade show. You can send your comments to info@80sBrigade.com. Let everyone know how much fun you had and how awesome this band is. Bring on the Brigade!!!
February 20, 2015
Looking forward, the boys will cranking it up at Candy's in Highland on April 11th and the Kingpin Lounge (Del Rosa Lanes) in San Bernardino, on May 9th. Also we are proud to announce that the 80s Brigade will be playing at the Redlands Market Night this summer to provide entertainment for this great recurring event. Those shows will be fun for the whole family so make plans to be there as well. As always, check our schedule for the latest information on shows.
February 1, 2015
Wow, what a weekend! Last Friday night at Boondock's in Corona was incredible. Great place for having fun and getting crazy. The band can't wait to to return to Corona soon!
Then on Saturday the Brigade took to the outdoors and played a private event in Upland for our friend Brian's 50th surprise birthday party. Plenty of family and friends came together for an insane time. We've posted a few clips showing the guys giving everyone a great show.
First of all, a big thanks for everyone who came out to Rancho Cucamonga last Friday night and shared a great time with us at Septembers! A special thanks to the guy who kept lighting his lighter in support for not burning the place down. Good times!
Next up is RACKS in Corona on February 21st. We are expecting a great turnout so you definitely want to make plans to be there. Be sure to like our Facebook page and let us know what songs you want to hear.More shows to be announced very soon. Check back again and again.