The Pac Men’s motto is: BIG SONGS, BIG HAIR, & BIG FUN. They perform all-80s big hits including dance, rock, pop, new wave, and R&B. If they can’t get you dancing then you must be dead! Clients are blown away by how they can take a small party, a corporate event, or a festival, and turn it into a Las Vegas showcase-level event. Past PAC MEN clients always never fail to mention how their guests had so much fun, even after many months or years after the event. The Pac Men are all about building fun, long-term relationships for years to come.
The way that The Pac Men interacts with the audience and delivers consistent high energy throughout their entire performance is what really sets them apart from other 80s tribute bands. You will literally feel like you are at an 80s concert. Unlike many others, they have skits and routines that engage your guests to participate.
Everyone in The Pac Men is on wireless systems, which allow them to walk out into the crowd and dance with your guests. And when we talk about high energy, we are not talking about just bopping their heads around and swinging their guitars. We are talking about an authentic 80s concert vibe with four guys who perform the part of that glorious decade’s rockstars. Their lead singer Sting Ray has even received many best performer awards (LA Music Awards). That dude has more energy in him than Mick Jagger!
They have been called the real deal by celebrities, reputable venues (House of Blues, M15, Romano’s, The Coach House), and multi-platinum artists such as The Flock of Seagulls, Berlin, The Motels, Missing Persons, English Beat, and The Steve Miller Band.
The Pac Men have been praised for their talent, their entertaining and flashy outfits, and their professional sound. The Pac Men’s guitarist, Chops, is the guitar tech for Vivan Campbell, guitarist for the multi-platinum 80s band Def Leppard. He also has performed with Mark McGrath from Sugar Ray. Because they know the technology behind emulating that quintessential 80s sound, The Pac Men have the most polished sound out of all 80s tribute bands.
The Pac Men are seasoned professionals who can perform for private parties or stadiums filled with 50k fans. In fact, members of The Pac Men have been signed to record labels in the past. They have extensive tour and live experience. They are geared up to entertain large crowds. The Pac Men are guaranteed to exceed your guests’ expectations.
Some of their clients include: Harley Davidson, Google, Twitter, Redbox, Universal Studios, The Anaheim Grove, and Toyota to name a few. Some awards include: voted best cover band by Inland Empire Magazine, Press Enterprise Readers’ Choice, Santa Monica Daily hottest live act choice, and Orange Coast Magazine Best of OC cover band.
Inland Empire Magazine voted best cover band
Press Enterprise Reader’s Choice
Santa Monica Daily hottest live act choice
Orange Coast Magazine Best of OC cover band
How to choose the right band for your event?
There are many cover bands to choose from. If you need assistance to know the difference between them, this is a good way to evaluate:
1) Bar band: These bands perform the same classic rock and pop songs that every other band does. There typically isn’t any energy, costumes, choreography, or pizzazz to their performance. They usually look like regular dads and moms up on stage (we say that with love).
2) Top 40 band: These bands are a little more polished than bar bands. They might wear some generic flashy clothes, have a male and female singer, and know many genres of music. Unfortunately, they do not embody the true presence, image, sound, and energy of a band who specializes in 80s music and decadence. They are usually not experienced in entertaining larger events and lack the experience of a showcase performer.
3) Corporate band: These musicians are very talented. They are usually very polished. Typically they have many musicians in the band (6-9). Much like the top 40 bands, while they might nail the instrumentation, they do not give you the authentic rockstar experience that you remember from the 80s. They are great performers, but it is your typical Broadway style act. Usually they are more conservative and lack the edginess and rawness that you desire from a professional 80s tribute band.
4) Tribute band: Keep in mind there are two levels of tribute bands. The first level of tribute bands is Top 40 bands, who are just putting on wigs and costumes but still deliver a garage band level of music and performance. The second level of tribute band nails the sound, performance, energy, and the image. They are extremely talented musicians who know how to perform the parts and emulate the entire 80s experience. Their show consists of choreography, skits, joking around, and giving you the full Las-Vegas-level performance with a little edge and naughtiness.
Why hire The Pac Men rather than a typical top 40 or corporate band?
Authentic 80s sound (They are tech guys and know how to produce the sound)
Authentic 80s performance (They are seasoned touring musicians)
Authentic 80s energy (They actually exercise to keep up their endurance)
Authentic 80s show (They are not pretending. They are stuck in the 80s)
Authentic 80s zany outfits (They want you and your guests to laugh)
Authentic 80s crowd engagement (They don’t forget 80s cheesiness either!)
And… they are reliable, down-to-earth dudes who will make it easy to work with them.
To accommodate all ages, they can offer an adult or children-present performance.
The Pac Men are available for parties, special events, corporate events, festivals, theme parks, bars and nightclubs, and wedding receptions. You can see them perform at local venues in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and Riverside. They are available for all national and international events.
“UNBELIEVABLE! Our crowd never stopped dancing and cheering! They are most rocking band we've have here for a very long time! People are already calling to find out when they can hear them again. The energy and attitude that The Pac Men brings for every gig is unmatched and incredible. They are a pleasure to talk to and work with. We will continue to hire The Pac Men as much as possible. If you want a GREAT BAND with no worries and don't want the "same old same old" wedding type bands, hire The Pac Men!” -- Chip P
“Our venue hires some of the best national acts in the business. A lot of good 80s cover bands come through the door such as The Spazmatics and The Atomic Punks. There is something fresh, unique, and raw about The Pac Men. They put their own touch to the 80s music making it their own and a little more rocking. They are one of the better 80s covers bands out there. More than anything, they are really nice guys and easy to work with. All the staff members like it when they are here.” – Marquee 15
“The Pac Men was truly amazing. They were professional, prompt, courteous and played incredible music. We had a great experience having The Pac Men play at our party. They made my 80s theme 40th birthday one that I will always remember. Our friends and family are still raving about how good the band was! Thank you for making our party a blast.”--Julie and Justin
“I have seen a lot of 80s cover bands in Los Angeles. It seems like a lot of bands try to do the 80s cover thing but fall short of the raw and dangerous energy that I used to remember back in the 80s. Where most of these bands fall short is experiencing that unpredictable, wild, and fun energy that you see like when Will Ferrell is doing his thing that just comes natural. The Pac Men seem to be just doing their thing. It’s natural and believable. My boss who probably wished he partied in the 80s, cut loose like it was 1985. And yes, we took many pictures of him lol! The band seemed to take everyone back to the 80s and forget that we were at a company party. All we needed was the red cups and kegs and we would have been totally there.” – Danny @ Toyota
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