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The Mega 80's sprung onto the Detroit music scene and have not looked back. Their mix of accurately replicated sounds of the 80's era, their expansive play list and retro style has made them a dominating force in Detroit entertainment.
The success of the Mega 80's has included playing at the Palace of Auburn Hills, being highlighted on Mitch Albom and Fox 2 News, Playing the House of Blues in Cleveland Ohio, and even voted "best cover band" by Real Detroit readers in the "Best of" issues 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 AND 2010!
The band features some of the greatest players in the Detroit area. Drummer Jason Gittinger is a musician that can do anything. Jason's talent has been spotlighted many times, such as: TV specials with Kevin Bacon at the Fox Theater, recording international advertising campaigns for companies such as Cadillac, as well as extensive European tours with local and national acts. His newest endeavor, the Detroit School of Rock and Pop is a Detroit sensation. Guitarist Mick Khzouz, an accomplished musician that can play just about any guitar style, loves the positivity that the 80's era has brought back. Ron Abraham, keyboardist for the band, has played keyboards in many different bands and has toured the world doing so. He now has found a permanent home in the land of the Mega 80's. Ron's hip stage demeanor and excellent vocal ability make him the perfect Mega 80. Matt Webber bassist, has been on America's Got Talent, played with a band called Gordon Bennett and has a rich rock n roll history.
Lead vocalist for the Mega 80's, Carey Denha, has been the vocalist of Going Public, a Michigan State band he played in when he attended the university in the 90's, as well as the original Michigan M80's band. Carey has now embarked upon managing other high end production bands like the Mega 80's with his timeless venture, Tangerine Moon Productions. So far, Tangerine Moon Productions has brought into the musical fold five other great shows: Boogie Dynomite (a multimedia disco tribute), The Square Pegz (a female fronted 80's tribute), X-Generation (a 90's tribute band), The Hype Syndicate (a Top 40s DJ Revolution) and La Dolce Vita (wedding/corporate act). Tangerine Moon Productions will also be bringing other high end Las Vegas type acts to Detroit as well. These premier bands like all other Tangerine Moon Productions are now sponsored by Real Detroit Weekly.
With all of the continued improvements to the show, from adding dancers, video elements and a spectacular light show, the Mega 80's production will soon be hitting the national scene . From the banks of the Red Cedar at Michigan State University to the Palace of Auburn Hills, MI, fans agree that the Mega 80's put on a show like no one else!