The Premier Cover Band in Charlotte, Rock Hill, and Fort MillA Band so Lit They Named a Double IPA after Us
High Energy 80's & 90's Rock with Lots of Hops
Known for engaging audiences with skilled performances of the hottest hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today, Exit 85 was recently recognized as one of the top 10 bands to see live in Charlotte, NC. With years of experience at venues, festivals, and private events, we have has mastered the art of keeping dance floors packed. So it only made sense when the good people at Amor Artis Brewing named their new 8.5 ABV Double IPA after us. Like it, we are a robust 4-pack of professional musicians, with lots of hops! And we are constantly perfecting and improving our setlist, featuring hundreds of hits and welcoming requests at every show. Contact us today to turn your next event into an unforgettable occasion.
Meet the Band
Formed in 2016, a group of seasoned musicians residing in Fort Mill near Charlotte, NC, gathered to reminisce about music. That conversation led to a jam session, eventually evolving into 4 guys playing multiple packed, standing room only gigs. They branded themselves after the I77 Exit 85 community that they met in and that supported them, and have become one of the area's most exciting live acts.
Dave Kiser on vocals, has 20 years of experience in many of Dallas/Fort Worth's most successful cover bands, including: REAL, Turning Trixie and Panik Radio. Rob Stewart a blues and rock guitarist from Northern New York, has gigged extensively in the Charlotte area with the bands Barefoot Pilgrim, Young Affiliates, and Alive After 5. Jack Sutherland on bass brings versatility, with 20 years of experience playing rock, funk and hip-hop in multiple bands, including 90's favorite Hillside Groove, the Dismoire Cove Trio, and Rand Tribe. And last but not least, Greg Thompson has drummed all across the globe, including the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool. He currently also performs with Tool Tribute bands in Charlotte, as well as A Perfect Tool in California.
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