Great rock sound. Engaging performance.

Exit 85 is the premiere 80's and 90's rock cover band of the Fort Mill, Tega Cay, and South Charlotte areas. Made up of lifelong musicians with decades of experience, they are known for their precision 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.

An introduction to the band, covering All The Small Things by blink-182

Upcoming Shows

We are currently booking shows for 2020, and have a few additional dates available for Winter of 2019. 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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September 2019
27
Friday @ 08:00pm
Amor Artis Brewing
Acoustic Rock at Amor Artis Brewing

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

October 2019
04
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.

October 2019
11
Friday @ 07:00pm
Corkscrew in Kingsley
Birthday Blowout

Join us once again at Corkscrew in Kingsley as we party hard for a very special birthday guest.

October 2019
12
Saturday @ 06:00pm
Baxter Village Community Center
Baxter Village 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. ** Due to space and parking limitations, this is a private event for Baxter Village residents only.

October 2019
25
Friday @ 09:00pm
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.

November 2019
08
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
16
Saturday @ 09:00pm
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
06
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
13
Friday @ 09:00pm
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.

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
Rocking The Beastie Boy's Fight For Your Right
Cover of Journey's Don't Stop Believing
Cover of Bulls on Parade by Rage Against The Machine
Hey Jealousy by Gin Blossoms live at Corkscrew
Van Morrison's Brown Eyed Girl at Corkscrew
An introduction to the band, covering All The Small Things by blink-182

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.

Rocking 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
Dani California
Red Hot Chili Peppers
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
I Alone
Live
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
Plush
Stone Temple Pilots
Possum Kingdom
Toadies
Push
Matchbox 20
Santeria
Sublime
Say It Ain't So
Weezer
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
Reliving 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
We're Not Gonna Take It
Twisted Sister
You Shook Me All Night Long
AC/DC

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