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Rio are the Ultimate LIVE 80s Function band. Having formed in the summer of 2009 Wild Boys are setting very high standards with their vast performing experience and exciting shows! Covering all the great artists from the best decade in music - The 80s! Rio are available for Corporate Events, Weddings, Parties, Festivals,Functions, Pool Parties, Rocket Launches, Snow ball fights, Hand car washes and any other event u can think of!!!
Prices from only £1700
Rich has been singing since he was 15 and has been in various groups over the years. Rich studied
performing arts at college before moving to London at the age of 17 to seek his fortune!! His musical career has involved numerous T.V shows and Radio appearances! Rich worked for renowned music manager Tom Watkins (Pet Shop Boys, Bros and East 17 to name a few)for 2 years as lead singer and writer in the band QED. Rich was signed to independent record label E-Park in 2001. He has performed across the UK/Europe and also gained valuable performing experience on a 34 date arena tour covering the UK and Ireland. Including Wembley (5 Times!!).
Rob - Bass
Rob has played in a wide varietyof bands over the years covering many styles. Aside from Wild Boys, Rob is currently actively gigging with Blondied, No Strings and Hoverfly. Rob has gained extensive live and studio experience having gigged all over the world and recorded several albums worth of original material. In 2002 Rob recorded a single with pop punk outfit "The Stiffs" which was released in Japan and a tour of Japan and eastern Europe
Steve - Guitarist /Backing vocals
Over the years he has played live and recorded with many musicians of diverse styles and in many genres. Working as a professional guitar tutor has acquired him a broad knowledge of playing styles. His CV includes a dance album, scores created for film and TV besides engineering and recording projects for the band. He has joined the 'Wild Boys' since following the disbanding of his last band "Evolution" who have played up and down the country over the past decade, supporting bands such as Deacon Blue, Heather Small and Go west, to name a few.
Sam - Keyboards
Sam has been involved in the music industry for many years. At just 17 he was fortunate enough to sign a major record deal with RCA (Sony/BMG).Sam was a keyboard player in the 90’s TV boy-band North & South and has extensive experience in the studio and on stage. North & South were a modern day equivalent of the 1960’s chart toppers “The Monkees” and formed a central role in the BBC children's TV comedy show No Sweat. The show followed the exploits of struggling boy band North & South consisting of Jimmy, Greg, Miles and Giles (played by Sam Chapman). However the band became so popular that they became a real life band who scored four top 40 hits within just 12 month including an impressive number 7 debut hit single "I'm A Man Not A Boy" in May 1997.
Dave - Drums/Percussion
Dave first picked up sticks at the age of 14, and was gigging semi professionally by 16. He now enjoys a career teaching drums and gigging around the UK. Dave attended The Academy of contemporary Music in Guildford, Surrey, and has racked up a CV including Tech work at the Royal Albert Hall, Recording sessions at AIR and Strongroom Studios (London), Live Radio Sessions for BBC Radio 2's Janice Long, UK and Europe tours.
Male Vocal,Bass, Guitar/Backing Vocals, Drums, Keyboards
''A fantastic night enjoyed by all of our guests, the feedback has been great. You were a pleasure to work with from the start - very professional and you delivered 100% on the night. We look forward to working with you again soon!''
“I just wanted to let you know that the feedback on your performance has been excellent and have had a few people asking for details which I have passed on. People particularly liked the songs that you played – all eighties classics but avoiding the cheesy side of the 80s! The emergency evacuation mid-set was a surprise but it was great that when we were allowed back in you got back up on stage and got the party going again!”
Compass Costs Consultants Ltd
“Book this band,you WILL NOT be disappointed! From start to finish,these guys offered stress free
organisation,with great communication and few demands, they were an absolute pleasure to work with.They delivered an outstanding performance and had the dance floor full to bursting in no time with their playlist of 80s hits. Our Clients and Staff had an absolute ball and we thank you all for entertaining us! We have no hesitation in recommending Rio for your event”.
“We booked Rio for our Christmas party and what can I say? Firstly the communication before the event was excellent and easy. We explained our requirements and they dealt with the rest. As for the evening what a great night. This is the band to pick if you want a full on party. The energy they put into their performance just made you want to get up and join in. I would not hesitate to book these guys again!”
“Just to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding. You are a fantastic band and really made the night. Everyone had a great time. You rocked!”
“Thanks so much for your performance at our All staff conference. Rio got everybody up on the dance floor and into the 80’s party spirit! We would definitely recommend Wild Boys for future events”
“We can honestly say how happy we are that we picked you guys as the band at our event, you were
absolutely brilliant and i cant remember the dance floor not being jam packed. Everyone who has spoken to us afterwards thinks you were great as do we. Once again a huge, huge bigthank you for playing for us on our first fund raising ball and roll on next year!!”
A night to remember Shalamar
Addicted to love Robert Palmer
Billie jean Michael Jackson
Boys of summer Don Henley
Dancing on the ceiling Lionel Richie
Don’t stop believing Journey
Don’t you Simple Minds
Footloose Kenny Logins
Girls On Film Duran Duran
Give it up KC and the sunshine band
Gold Spandau Ballet
Hungry eyes Eric Carmen
I’m your man Wham!
Invisible touch Phil Collins
Is this love Whitesnake
It’s my life Talk Talk
Last Christmas Wham!
Livin’ on a prayer Bon Jovi
Mary’s Prayer Danny Wilson
Never too much Luther Vandross
Power of love Huey Lewis
Rio Duran Duran
Run to you Bryan Adams
Something happened on the way to heaven Phil Collins
Summer of 69 Bryan Adams
Sussudio Phil Collins
Take on me A-ha
The reflex Duran Duran
Thriller Michael Jackson
Time after time Cyndi Lauper
Waiting for a star Boy Meets Girl
We close our eyes Go West