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Totally ’80s Live

A Flock of Seagulls and When in Rome at the MACC.

August 23, 2012
The Maui Weekly

Put on your best big hair and shoulder pads for a retro "Totally '80s Live" night of music at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC) on Saturday, Sept. 1, in the McCoy Studio Theater, featuring the current incarnations of A Flock of Seagulls and When in Rome.

Flock of Seagulls is a British award-winning synth-pop group that was a hit on MTV in the early 1980s for music videos of their songs, "I Ran (So Far Away)" and "Space Age Love Song," the latter of which showed off lead singer Mike Score's distinct haircut.

Brothers Michael "Mike" Score (keyboards, vocals) and Alister "Ali" Score (drums) formed the band in Liverpool, but the original members split up in 1985. Mike put together a new band in 1995, and enjoyed success with "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)" and "The More You Live, The More You Love."

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Flock of Seagulls is a British award-winning synth-pop group that was a hit on MTV in the early 1980s for music videos of their songs.

During the past decade, some of their songs were added to video games, bringing a whole new generation into their fan base. In 2010, "Space Age Love Song" was used on Cartoon Network's animated Sym-Bionic Titan series in season one. Since then, YouTube videos of the song have increased by the tens of thousands, providing A Flock of Seagulls even greater recognition as one of the best new wave bands from the '80s once again.

Clive Farrington and Andrew Mann, formerly of When in Rome, will also perform in this concert. When in Rome started as an electro-dance trio from Manchester, which had a worldwide hit in 1988 with the dance single "The Promise." Original band members were Clive Farrington and Andrew Mann on vocals, and Michael Floreale on keyboards.

When in Rome released one self-titled album after the success of their debut single, which reached No. 11 on Billboard's Top 100 chart and also featured the hit "Heaven Knows" before splitting up. Though the original members parted ways, their song, "The Promise," lived on through movies like Napoleon Dynamite and remakes by rock groups New Found Glory and Anberlin.

Presented by BAMP Project in association with Rick Cooper Music, Totally 80s Live tickets are available for $35 and $45 (plus applicable fees) at the MACC Box Office. Call 242-SHOW (7469) or visit MauiArts.org.

 
 
 

 

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