Great rock sound. Precision performance.

Exit 85 is the premiere 80's and 90's rock cover band of the Fort Mill, Rock Hill, and Greater Charlotte area. Made up of lifelong musicians with decades of experience, they are known for precision sound and energetic, engaging performances. While specializing in 90's rock, their versatility also allows them to span multiple genres, to include Funk, Hip-Hop, Reggae and Country classics from the 70's to today. They cover great artists such as: Alice in Chains, The Black Crowes, Beastie Boys, The Clash, Def Leppard, Dwight Yoakam, Foo Fighters, Gin Blossoms, Green Day, Jimmy Hendrix, Joan Jett, Journey, Lenny Kravitz, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Matchbox Twenty, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Poison, The Police, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Rick Springfield, Steve Miller Band, Sublime, Twenty One Pilots, Van Morrison, White Stripes, and much more. Song requests are always welcome. Lighting, effects, full electric or low volume acoustic shows can all be accommodated, for an experience your audience will never forget. Contact us today for booking info.

Covers of Kyrptonite by 3 Doors Down & Hard 2 Handle by Black Crows
90's Covers Compilation

Summer 2019 Events

We are currently booking shows for Summer and Fall of 2019. Please contact us soon soon if you're interested in us performing at your event.

May 2019
04
Saturday @ 07:00pm
Masons Bend
Spring Bash at Masons Bend with Crescendo

Time to put away the Winter coats and welcome in the Spring season with a little Rock and Roll. Crescendo, a contemporary acappella group of students from Fort Mill, will kick things off at 6pm. Exit 85 takes the stage around 7.

June 2019
07
Friday @ 08:00pm
Corkscrew
Live Music Fridays at Corkscrew in Kingsley

Live music by Exit 85 from 8pm-11pm, wine tastings, and daily specials perfect for a fun, yet relaxing night.

July 2019
10
Wednesday @ 07:00pm
Amor Artis Brewing
Acoustic Rock at Amor Artis Brewing

Live acoustic music Wednesdays at Amor Artis Brewing. Join us for some great music, at the best quality-focused, community-based brewery in historic Fort Mill.

July 2019
12
Friday @ 08:00pm
Corkscrew in Kingsley
Live Music Fridays at Corkscrew

Live music by Exit 85 from 8pm-11pm, wine tastings, and daily specials perfect for a fun, yet relaxing night.

July 2019
20
Saturday @ 09:00pm
Papa Doc's Shore Club
Electric Rock at Papa Doc's

Exit 85 returns to their roots, with live full electric 80's and 90's rock on the water at Lake Wylie. Come rock out with us on Papa Docs spacious restaurant, bar and outdoor dock.

July 2019
26
Friday @ 09:00pm
Papa Doc's Shore Club
Electric Rock at Papa Doc's

Exit 85 returns for a 2nd night at Papa docs, with live full electric 80's and 90's rock on the water at Lake Wylie. Come rock out with us on Papa Docs spacious restaurant, bar and outdoor dock.

August 2019
02
Friday @ 08:00pm
Corkscrew in Kingsley
Live Music Fridays at Corkscrew

Live music by Exit 85 from 8pm-11pm, wine tastings, and daily specials perfect for a fun, yet relaxing night.

October 2019
12
Saturday @ 06:00pm
Baxter Village Community Center
Music in the Park

Originally formed by residents of Baxter Village, Exit 85 now returns to their roots at Baxter Village's Fall Music in the Park. October 12th from 6-9PM @ The Community Center Green. Live music, food, and activities for the kids. Bring your chairs, blankets, friends and neighbors.

Meet the Band

David Kiser
Vocals/Guitar
Dave brings more than 20 years of experience performing in cover bands. Born and raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, he has performed with many of DFW’s most successful cover bands including, REAL, Turning Trixie and Panik Radio. His vocal stylings bring an authentic sound to all of the artists he covers. Now he is excited to to perform with a talented group of musicians in his new home town of Fort Mill, SC!!
Rob Stewart
Lead Guitar/Vocals
Rob has over 20 years of experience playing and performing in cover bands. He was born and raised in Northern New York, and lived in Buffalo and New Jersey, before settling in Charlotte/Fort Mill area. He's a versatile musician, having played drums in several bands before transitioning to guitar. His playing style is rooted in blues, but he loves all genres of music especially hard rock and metal. In New York he was a member of the bands “And Sometimes Y” and “Mr Bicklehaupt”, and has played out extensively in Charlotte area with the band “Barefoot Pilgrim” headlining Derby Days, Young Affiliates, Alive After 5 at the Mint Museum, as well as playing blues at the famous Double Door Inn. He's now excited to be playing with a great group of musicians to bring a solid set of 80's and 90's rock to the Fort Mill and Charlotte areas.
Jack Sutherland
Bass
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Jack bought a Fender Jazz bass and Technics turntable in 1993, and immediately became entrenched with creating new sounds. A couple of years later after studying Jazz at CPCC , he was headlining his first band, Hillside Groove, a funk/hip-hop hybrid, performing in local clubs throughout the Charlotte-Metro area. Since then he has gained over 20 years of experience playing bass for The Dismoire Cover Trio, Pistola (an Incubus cover band), as well as performing at events and filling in at recording studios. He's become proficient in a variety of styles, including rock, funk, jazz and reggae, and loves refining new bass lines to keep songs fresh and interesting.
Greg Thompson
Drums
Having played in multiple bands across 2 continents throughout his music career, Greg brings a lot of experience and energy to every show. There's nothing too heavy or fast for him, and his creativity on acoustic sets allows the band to continue to rock out, even at lower volume venues.

Music

Performing live is only part of what makes a great cover band. Between shows we are constantly working on our set lists, perfecting songs to provide an optimal experience for our audiences. Requests are always welcomed as well, regardless of the genre.

Covers of Kyrptonite by 3 Doors Down & Hard 2 Handle by Black Crows
Cover of Bulls on Parade by Rage Against The Machine
90's Covers Compilation
80's Covers Compilation
Hey Jealousy by Gin Blossoms live at Corkscrew
Acoustic cover of Good Riddance by Green Day, live at Corkscrew

The Artists We Cover

We work hard to perform all of our songs album perfect, but with our own on-stage energy to compel audiences to join in and sing along. This means constantly searching for and rehearsing the hits you love. A few of these great classics are listed below.

Reliving the 90's
3AM
Matchbox 20
Alive
Pearl Jam
All The Small Things
Blink-182
Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Jet
Are You Gonna Go My Way
Lenny Kravitz
Big Me
Foo Fighters
Bulls On Parade
Rage Against The Machine
Closing Time
Semisonic
Come As You Are
Nirvana
Crazy
Buckcherry
Creep
Radiohead
Enter Sandman
Metallica
Everlong
Foo Fighters
Fast as You
Dwight Yoakam
Gel
Collective Soul
Good
Better Than Ezra
Good Riddance
Green Day
Hard to Handle
Black Crows
Inside Out
Eve 6
Kryptonite
3 Doors Down
Little Miss Can't Be Wrong
Spin Doctors
Man In The Box
Alice In Chains
Mr Brightside
The Killers
Mr. Jones
Counting Crows
My Own Worst Enemy
Lit
Possum Kingdom
Toadies
Push
Matchbox 20
Santeria
Sublime
Semi-Charmed Life
Third Eye Blind
Seven Nation Army
White Stripes
She
Green Day
Slide
Goo Goo Dolls
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Nirvana
Use Somebody
Kings of Leon
What I Got
Sublime
Wonderwall
Oasis
Rocking the 80's
Blister in the Sun
Violent Femmes
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Don’t Stop Believing
Journey
Every Rose Has It's Thorn
Poison
Fight For Your Right
Beastie Boys
Free Fallin
Tom Petty
Hey Jealousy
Gin Blossoms
Higher Ground
Stevie Wonder - Chilli Peppers version
I Love Rock N' Roll
Joan Jett
Jessie’s Girl
Rick Springfield
Message in a Bottle
The Police
Nothing But a Good Time
Poison
Play That Funky Music
Wild Cherry
Pour Some Sugar On Me
Def Leppard
Purple Haze
Jimmy Hendrix
Should I Stay Or Should I Go
The Clash
Sweet Home Alabama
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Talk Dirty To Me
Poison
The Joker
Steve Miller Band
The Reaper (Cowbell Skit)
Blue Oyster Cult
Wanted Dead Or Alive
Bon Jovi
We Will Rock You
Queen
You Shook Me All Night Long
AC/DC

Booking and contact info