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About The Bomb
The Bomb is a professional four-piece band that plays the top '80s new wave dance and party hits from that era (as opposed to '80s hair band music or heavy metal).
Whether you need The Bomb for a concert, a corporate event or a theme night at your venue, the band are guaranteed to play all of the huge hits you would hear on the ever popular '80s nights on a radio station such as Boom 97.3.
The Bomb covers well known music by Bowie, U2, Tear For Fears, Duran Duran, A-ha, Platinum Blonde, The Cure, Simple Minds, Billy Idol, Prince, The Cars, Depeche Mode, The Clash and much, much more.
The Bomb is very active in the GTA live music circuit, regularly playing corporate and private bookings and as well popular live music venues.
The Bomb takes pride in their sound, their performance, their image and their professionalism, always putting on a show full of energy and exuberance, rather than just going through the motions and just ‘playing the gig’.
If required, The BOMB travels with their own soundman and complete sound and lighting system, fully equipped for any venue.
The Bomb have shared stages as opening act for The Spoons, Men Without Hats, Big Wreck and Carol Pope and Rough Trade and have played large shows and venues such as The Phoenix, Ride For Sight, Niagara Vinyards, The Lindsay Ex, as well as Music Halls across Ontario
Take On Me – A-Ha
The Look of Love - ABC
New Sensation – INXS
Devil Inside - INXS
Let’s Dance – Bowie
I Ran – Flock of Seagulls
Notorious - Duran
Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran
Everybody Wants to Rule The World
Tears for Fears Shout – Tears For Fears
I’ll Stop The World – Modern English
Don’t You – Simple Minds
Alive and Kicking – Simple Minds
Safety Dance – Men without Hats
Faith – George Michaels
I Got You – Split Enz
Mony Mony – Billy Idol
Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode
Enjoy The Silence – Depeche Mode
Personal Jesus – Depeche Mode
Der Kommissar - Falco
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
Relax – Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Just Like Heaven – The Cure
In Between Days – The Cure
Cars – Gary Numan
With or Without You – U2
Lets Go – The Cars
Just What I Needed – The Cars
My Best Friend’s Girl – The Cars
Rock The Casbah – The Clash
Jump – Van Halen
West End Girls – Pet Shop Boys
How Soon Is Now – The Smiths
Heaven – The Psychedelic Furs
Always Something There to Remind Me – Naked Eyes
Don’t Walk on Past – Blue Peter
True - Spandau Ballet
Things Can Only Get Better - Howard Jones
The BOMB doesn't just play the hits of the '80s, The BOMB performs them with passion, like we wrote them!
The BOMB Retro '80s Live is proud to have captured two nominations and indeed wins in the 2019 Reader's Choice Awards through the This Week group of newspapers!
Congratulations as well to our colleagues in Two For The Show for their Diamond placing!
The BOMB Retro '80s Live Promo reel
The Bomb Retro '80s Live, Live at The Edge - February 2020 (Thanks to Rudi Jock)
The Bomb Retro '80s Live at The Music Hall Concert Theater, Oshawa March 2020, Thanks to Glen Tinsdale
Steve Sargent is a seasoned veteran of the music scene both in the Greater Toronto area and Eastern Ontario. Steve's soulful voice, his talent as a musician and his bold, stylish and eccentric stage persona make him a focal point for fans at a BOMB show. Joining the BOMB on urgent notice in 2019, Steve's presence helped The BOMB become a band of brothers.
Jamie Pugh, also known by his '80s stage surname "Thunder" played extensively in the Toronto nightclub scene and toured Canada in the '80s as the drummer of the New Wave bands INB and The Lost Boys. A graduate of the prestigious Fanshaw College recording program, Jamie is the rhythmic backbone of The BOMB.
Constantine Gatsis is thoroughly enjoying his role as The Bomb's guitarist. An incredible talent and experienced musician, Constantine brings new life to The Bomb's live show. Playing since he was 11 & with musical experience crossing genres from Greek traditional, mainstream rock to new wave, Costa's funky & bold interpretation of the c
Constantine Gatsis is thoroughly enjoying his role as The Bomb's guitarist. An incredible talent and experienced musician, Constantine brings new life to The Bomb's live show. Playing since he was 11 & with musical experience crossing genres from Greek traditional, mainstream rock to new wave, Costa's funky & bold interpretation of the classic new wave hits of the '80s cuts through and shines during The BOMB's performances!
Shaun Gillespie has been a fixture in The BOMB since its conception & is the multi instrumentalist behind the synthesizer and effect layers so necessary to recreate the soundtrack of our youth. Shaun lived the '80s as the bassist for INB and The Lost Boys, touring the GTA and the rest of Canada with Jamie Thunder.
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