High Energy 80's & 90's Rock with Lots of Hops

Known for high energy, album accurate performances of the 80's and 90's most rocking songs. Exit 85 keep audiences packed on the dance floor. 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're a robust 4-pack of professional musicians, with a combined 150 years of experience. We're constantly perfecting and improving our setlist of crowd favorites, to make sure your next festival, party, club, bar or restaurant is lit and rocking as well.

Introducing Exit 85, performing 80's & 90's hits at various venues around the Charlotte-metro area.

Upcoming Shows

We're now booking Spring and Summer of 2022! Public venues and private parties are both welcome. But dates are filling up fast, so contact us soon to guarantee availability.

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Meet the Band

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Formed in 2016, a group of seasoned musicians residing right off EXIT 85 on I77, gathered via a neighborhood meetup event to reminisce about music. That conversation led to a jam session, and eventually evolved into 4 guys playing multiple packed, standing room only gigs.

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.

Our Music

Here's a little taste from a few of our recent shows. If you like what you hear, make sure to follow us on Facebook, or contact us for booking or other info. You can also help us out by selecting your favorite songs and artists from the list below, to let us know what you'd like to hear at our upcoming shows.

An introduction to the band, covering All The Small Things by blink-182
Exit 85 song compilation of 80's & 90's crowd favorites, at various venues around the Charlotte-metro area.
Introducing Exit 85, performing 80's & 90's hits at various venues around the Charlotte-metro area.
Baxter Village's annual fall Music in the Park festival.

The Artists We Cover

We are constantly working to perfect our shows, with crowd favorite songs that gets people out of their seats and dancing. This list contains some of the music currently in rotation at our shows. You can help us fine-tune our set lists by selecting the songs or artists you like. Or if you want to hear something not listed, shoot us a message on Facebook, or in the contact form below.

Click on your favorite artists and songs below to let us know which you want to hear.

Y2K Rewind the 2000s
Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Dani California
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Harder to Breathe
Maroon 5
3 Doors Down
Mr Brightside
The Killers
Seven Nation Army
White Stripes
Sex on Fire
Kings of Leon
She Hates Me
Puddle Of Mudd
Take Me Out
Franz Ferdinand
Use Somebody
Kings of Leon
Wish You Were Here
Hash Pipe
Rocking the 90's
Matchbox 20
Pearl Jam
All Mixed Up
All The Small Things
Are You Gonna Go My Way
Lenny Kravitz
Big Me
Foo Fighters
Bulls On Parade
Rage Against The Machine
Bust A Move
Young MC
Closing Time
Come As You Are
Come Out And Play
The Offspring
Seven Mary Three
Enter Sandman
Foo Fighters
Far Behind
Collective Soul
Better Than Ezra
Good Riddance
Green Day
Hard to Handle
Black Crows
I Alone
Inside Out
Eve 6
Little Miss Can't Be Wrong
Spin Doctors
Man In The Box
Alice In Chains
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
Green Day
Goo Goo Dolls
Smells Like Teen Spirit
What I Got
Santa Monica
The Middle
Jimmy Eats World
Reliving the 80's
Blister in the Sun
Violent Femmes
Crazy Train
Ozzy Osbourne
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
Hungry Like The Wolf
Duran Duran
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
Van Halen
Pink Houses
John Mellencamp
Pour Some Sugar On Me
Def Leppard
Rapper's Delight
The Sugarhill Gang
Should I Stay Or Should I Go
The Clash
Summer of '69
Bryan Adams
Sweet Child O' Mine
Guns N' Roses
Talk Dirty To Me
The Reaper (Cowbell Skit)
Blue Oyster Cult
Walk This Way
Aerosmith/Run DMC
Wanted Dead Or Alive
Bon Jovi
We're Not Gonna Take It
Twisted Sister
You Shook Me All Night Long
Your Love
The Outfield
Flashback to the 70s, 60s & 50s
American Girl
Tom Petty
Honky Tonk Women
The Rolling Stones
I Want You to Want Me
Cheap Trick
Just What I Needed
The Cars
Sweet Home Alabama
Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Joker
Steve Miller Band
ZZ Top
We Will Rock You
You Really Got Me
The Kinks/Van Halen
Blitzkrieg Bop
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash
Gimme Three Steps
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Me and Bobby McGee
Janis Joplin
Play That Funky Music
Wild Cherry
Purple Haze
Jimmy Hendrix
Radar Love
Golden Earring/White Lion
Roadhouse Blues
The Doors

Let's Connect

For booking, song requests, or other info, shoot us a message and we'll be in touch shortly.