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Pseudo Echo and Absolutely 80s concert

Reverb: Telling Australia’s music history one song at a time

Saturday, 6 September 2014, 7pm - 10pm

Pseudo Echo and Absolutely 80s concert
Pseudo Echo
Pseudo Echo. Courtesy: The Harbour Agency.

Reverb will rocket you back to the 80s with a star studded lineup that can’t be missed!

Join us as influential electro-rockers Pseudo Echo take the stage with Absolutely 80s pop idols:

  • Brian Mannix (Uncanny X-Men)
  • Scott Carne (Kids In The Kitchen)
  • David Sterry (Real Life).

That's right, it's time to break out the leg warmers and mullets and dance like it is 1986.


Book online through the Eventbrite website

Cost: $45 general admission, $40 concession, $35 Museum Friends.

Book early to avoid missing out!

Pseudo Echo Ultraviolet album cover
Pseudo Echo Ultraviolet. Courtesy: The Harbour Agency.

Pseudo Echo

Pseudo Echo pioneered the 1980s electro sound in Australia and quickly established themselves as one of the most successful and influential bands in the country.

With smash hits like 'Listening' and 'A Beat for You' from their debut gold album Autumnal Park, followed by the platinum-selling Love An Adventure album which featured the hits 'Don't Go', 'Living in a Dream' and the title track 'Love an Adventure'.

Brian Canham (singer/songwriter/guitarist) then came up with the masterstroke to record a killer version of the song 'Funky Town'. In 1986 Canham produced a worldwide smash hit which saw Pseudo Echo top the Australian charts for 12 weeks and soar to the top 10 in the UK and  dozens of other countries.

After continuous touring and a successful Pledge Music crowd-funding campaign, Pseudo Echo has released their first album in 15 years. Ultraviolet was written and produced by Canham and is a musical journey uniting the classic sounds of Pseudo Echo’s past achievement with a thrilling contemporary spark.

Absolutely 80s

featuring Brian Mannix, Scott Carne and David Sterry

The spectacular Aussie supergroup that is Absolutely 80s featuring three of your favourite pop idols from the 80s: Brian Mannix (Uncanny X-Men), Scott Carne (Kids In The Kitchen) and David Sterry (Real Life).

Forget your 80s tribute bands, Absolutely 80s is the real deal … the ultimate reunion show, with the best of Australia’s 80s idols sharing the stage in one pumping show.

Absolutely 80s logo

When the guys start pumping out hits like 'Send Me an Angel', 'Change in Mood', '50 Years', 'Everybody Wants to Work', 'Bitter Desire', 'Catch me I’m Falling', 'Party', 'Current' and 'Shine', just to name a few... you won't be able to resist that dance floor.

What you need to know


Doors open at 6.30pm and the gig starts at 7pm

Standing room only!

There is no allocated seating  – in fact for this event in our Hall there is no seating! This is a stand up and dance concert. If you do need to rest and recuperate, then grab a drink and a bite to eat from the Museum Cafe.

Or bring a cushion along if you want to lounge on the ground, like you did as a 15-year-old watching Countdown at home. No chairs though because cool kids don’t need chairs!

What to wear?

Your best 80s fashion and a pair of comfy shoes. Prizes awarded for best 80s get-up. If you are really rad, you might get asked to participate in our fashion parade.

Food and drink

There will be a cash bar and fab food available to purchase.

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After party

Galaxy Club Retro Nightclub (in the Casino Canberra complex) will keep the 80s-themed party going, featuring the soundtrack of your life. Entry is half price at $5 if you show your Pseudo Echo ticket.