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Copycats: The Top Cover Bands In Denver

December 13, 2012 6:00 AM

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(credit: eightiesband.net)

(credit: eightiesband.net)

We all love music, and as a result, we all have an inner air guitarist/drummer/singer/songwriter buried somewhere that is unabashedly unleashed when our favorite hit songs are played. That being said, Denver’s thriving and eclectic music scene has some of the best tribute and cover bands in the nation. Whether you are craving an 80’s dance party, a current Top 40 hit cover band or an evening of classic rock ‘n roll, the talent in the Mile High City offers it all.

(credit: eightiesband.net)

(credit: eightiesband.net)

That Eighties Band
www.eightiesband.net

Hailed as one of the nation’s most popular 80’s tribute bands, That Eighties Band has performed thousands of shows at innumerable venues. The group’s storied and impressive resume includes opening for concerts, weddings and corporate events for clients like the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs and Pepsi. Additionally, the band plays regularly at local venues such as Fado’s and Baker Street Tavern. With a varied blend of classic 80’s hits that range in genre from Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer” to MJ’s “Beat It,” or even a sticky-sweet rendition of Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” your favorite hits are bound to be generated by this five-piece sound machine.

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So What Brothers
www.sowhatbrothers.comThe So What Brothers have been in the business of entertaining Denver since 2007 featuring lively rock and dance covers. You can find the So What Brothers playing at private corporate events as well as in taverns and pubs. The spirited setlist includes classic rock songs like “You Really Got Me Going” to country rock hit “Save A Horse.” Touting the motto, “Fun is our #1 objective” with award-winning credentials to back it up, this band will work you and your dancing shoes out.

The Moderators
www.moderatorsband.com

The Moderators are what you could call an accomplished group on many levels. Comprised of CEOs who networked their talent to perform during a Young President’s Organization event, the band has evolved into one of Denver’s most respected and admired cover bands. The group holds practice sessions in an airport hanger at Centennial Airport which befits their niche genre of high-flying classic rock that reaches as far back as the 60s. The Moderators offer much more than just audio entertainment however. In 2011 alone, the group’s charitable contributions topped out at around $500,000. Because of their philanthropic focus, you will primarily find The Moderators performing at charitable events across the metro area as well as at some private corporate events.


Under A Blood Red Sky
www.uabrs.com

Under A Blood Red Sky got its start in 2005 by focusing the group’s efforts on recreating U2’s legendary 1983 album, “Live At Red Rocks.” In turn, the band was given the opportunity to perform for a sold-out audience at Denver’s Paramount Theater that New Year’s Eve. The performance launched the band squarely into Denver’s vibrant music scene and the members have since expanded their song catalogue to cover all of U2’s musical evolutions and eras. Under A Blood Red Sky has truly captured the spirit and essence of U2 and if you are a fan of the UK-based group, check out Under A Blood Red Sky’s next show.

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Marian is a freelance writer with a passion for music, entertainment and nightlife. She writes regularly on assignment for Examiner.com as their Pop Music Journalist. You can view her page here.

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