The Force is strong with this band.

Not so long ago, in a galaxy far, far, not so far away... The Rebel Alliance's premiere 80's and 90's cover band, Exit 85, restored Rock N Roll in all its glory to Charlotte, Fort Mill, Tega Cay, and Rock Hill. Made up of lifelong Jedi musicians with decades of experience, they are known for using the force to achieve precision Rock sound, and energetic, audience engaging performances. Originally specializing in 90's rock, overtime their versatility and attentiveness has evolved their set lists to also include Funk, Hip-Hop, Reggae and other classics from the 70's to today. No obscure b-side songs that people can't relate to. They play only the songs that you love, that will get you out of your seat. 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, and as always... May the Force Rock with you!

An introduction to the band, covering All The Small Things by blink-182
Baxter Village's annual fall Music in the Park festival.

Upcoming Shows

We are counting down our last few shows of 2019, ending with a huge New Year's Eve bash at Corkscrew that you definitely will not want to miss! We are also currently booking shows for 2020. Our calendar fills up fast, so please contact us soon soon if you're interested in us performing at your venue or event.

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November 2019
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 and rocking Friday night.

November 2019
Friday @ 08:00pm
Papa Doc's Shore Club
Electric Rock at Papa Doc's

Live and 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.

December 2019
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 and rocking Friday night.

December 2019
Friday @ 10:00pm
The Brickyard in Southend Charlotte
The Brickyard

The Band travels up I77 for a show in Southend Charlotte. Great venue to invite all your friends North of the border.

December 2019
Saturday @ 07:30pm
Private Holiday Party

Yes, Exit 85 performs private shows for festivals, corporate events, weddings, birthday parties, and more! However our schedule stays pretty full, so if you'd like us to perform at your event, contact us soon to guarantee availability.

December 2019
Tuesday @ 09:00pm
Corkscrew in Kingsley
Speakeasy Themed New Years Eve Party

Join us for an unforgettable, prohibition themed New Years Eve party at Corkscrew Kingsley. But make no mistake about it... Great music and drinks will be flowing at this Fort Mill Speakeasy!

March 2020
Friday @ 10:00pm
The Brickyard in Southend Charlotte
The Brickyard in South End

The Band travels up I77 for a show in Southend Charlotte. Great venue to invite all your friends North of the border.

March 2020
Tuesday @ 07:30pm
Hickory Tavern Rock Hill
St Patrick's Day Party

Get lucky with Exit 85 at the most rocking St Patrick's Day party in town. Located at your local neighborhood social spot, Hickory Tavern in Rock Hill!

March 2020
Saturday @ 07:00pm
Hobo’s Spring Kickoff

Come party with at Hobo’s in historical downtown Fort Mill, SC. Kid friendly outdoor show, live rock, large field/patio, field games, and some of the best burgers, shakes & draft beer in the area.

May 2020
Saturday @ 07:00pm
Baxter Village Community Center
Baxter Village Music in the Park

This is a private event for Baxter Village residents. Baxter's Spring Music in the Park. May 23rd from 6-9PM @ The Community Center Green. Live music, food, and activities for the kids. It's the perfect opportunity for Baxter resident's to bring your chairs and blankets, to mingle with friends and neighbors.

Meet the Jedis

David "Skywalker" Kiser
Vocals, Guitar & Light Sabers
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!!
"Chewy" Rob Stewart
Lead Guitar, Vocals & Sever Force
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.
Obi-Jack Kenobi Sutherland
Bass & Battle Mediation
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.
Sith Lord Greg Thompson
Drums & Sith Alchemy
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.

Our Music aka "The Force"

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.

An introduction to the band, covering All The Small Things by blink-182
Baxter Village's annual fall Music in the Park festival.
Slide (Goo Goo Dolls), All the Small Things (blink-182), Dead or Alive (Bon Jovi), Play that Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Lots of dancing, singing and drum sticks flying around at Amor Artis in historic downtown Fort Mill, SC.
Covers of Kyrptonite by 3 Doors Down & Hard 2 Handle by Black Crows
Cover of Bulls on Parade by Rage Against The Machine

The Sentient Species 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.

Rocking the 90's
Matchbox 20
Pearl Jam
All The Small Things
Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Are You Gonna Go My Way
Lenny Kravitz
Big Me
Foo Fighters
Bulls On Parade
Rage Against The Machine
Closing Time
Come As You Are
Come Out And Play
The Offspring
Dani California
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Enter Sandman
Foo Fighters
Collective Soul
Better Than Ezra
Good Riddance
Green Day
Hard to Handle
Black Crows
I Alone
Inside Out
Eve 6
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
Stone Temple Pilots
Possum Kingdom
Matchbox 20
Say It Ain't So
Semi-Charmed Life
Third Eye Blind
Seven Nation Army
White Stripes
Sex on Fire
Kings of Leon
Green Day
Goo Goo Dolls
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Take Me Out
Franz Ferdinand
Use Somebody
Kings of Leon
What I Got
Reliving the 80's
American Girl
Tom Petty
Blister in the Sun
Violent Femmes
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Bust A Move
Young MC
Don’t Stop Believing
Every Rose Has It's Thorn
Fight For Your Right
Beastie Boys
Free Fallin
Tom Petty
Hey Jealousy
Gin Blossoms
Higher Ground
Stevie Wonder - Chilli Peppers version
Hurts So Good
John Mellencamp
I Love Rock N' Roll
Joan Jett
Jessie’s Girl
Rick Springfield
Message in a Bottle
The Police
Nothing But a Good Time
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
Summer of '69
Bryan Adams
Sweet Home Alabama
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Talk Dirty To Me
The Joker
Steve Miller Band
The Reaper (Cowbell Skit)
Blue Oyster Cult
ZZ Top
Walk This Way
Aerosmith/Run DMC
Wanted Dead Or Alive
Bon Jovi
We Will Rock You
We're Not Gonna Take It
Twisted Sister
You Shook Me All Night Long
You Really Got Me
The Kinks/Van Halen

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