Kick up the 80s rocking at the Robin

By Harriet Evans | Bilston | Music | Published:

A 1980's band that takes audiences back to the days of shoulder pads and the Sony Walkman are celebrating a major milestone.

L-R: Anthony Green from Codsall, Justin Hyde from Codsall, Martin Dolman from Coseley and Dean Lathbury from Cannock

Kick up the 80's have been entertaining Black Country and Staffordshire music lovers for two decades now as they celebrate their 20th anniversary.

The quartet, featuring Anthony Green, from Codsall, on guitar and backing vocals, Justin Hyde, from Codsall, on keyboard and vocals, drummer Martin Dolman, from Coseley, and Dean Lathbury, from Cannock, on bass and backing vocals, have performed alongside a number of the most popular bands from the decade.

Over the years they have shared the stage with ABC, Go West, Limahl and Bananarama and have become known for performing the best of the 1980s.

They're billed as the ultimate 80s party band and always put on a show for audiences with their colourful outfits and blond mullet wigs and covers from favourites such as Duran Duran, Madness and The Jam.

Justin Hyde said: "We've worked together for a while, some have us have been doing it for longer than 20 years now.

"We love it, we started it for a bit of fun and it's now a job that we make money from, it's great.

"The gig will be a celebration of 80s music and will be similar to the one we did for our 10th anniversary, The Robin is such a big venue too.

"We don't take ourselves too seriously, we want people to have a laugh and enjoy the music, we want them to get up and dance.


"The plan is not to stop, we don't want to. We'll carry on as long as we get paid to do it."

To celebrate the anniversary they are hosting a special gig at The Robin 2 on Mount Pleasant in Bilston.

Party-goers can see the band in action at the venue on Saturday September 21 with doors opening at 9pm.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at


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