The 80s style band, Weird Science (WS), will be at the Thursday night in Patchogue. Patch talked with the band about who they are musically and their upcoming show.
Patch: What are the names of the members of the band and what are their hometowns?
WS: Michael J Roxx - Lead Vocals, Pac-Man High Score And Space Invaders Champion! After years of traveling through time, thanks to Doc Brown's Flux Capaicitor, He gained experience playing gigs throughout the space time continuum. It was playing his parents prom at the Hill Valley High School "Enchantment Under The Sea Ball" that he met Marvin Berry who convinced him to stop time traveling and introduced him to Weird Science.
Myndi Lauper - Lead Vocals, Choreographer, and the only member who actually looks good in SPANDEX! Born as the result of two teens and a computer program, Myndi was already on the path to stardom. In 1985, Universal Films approached her about making a movie about her life story. After it's release, she felt it was time to team up and form the most awesome 80's band ever Weird Science.
CC Deskillz - Lead Guitar, Backup/Lead Vocals and Perfectionist! An accomplished guitarist in the 70's, he is best known for being the first guitarist to smash his guitar on stage. Unfortunately this tradition was occuring during the bands opening song, and being at the time he only had 1 guitar, resulted in many VERY short shows. CC boasts to have the worlds largest collection of guitars which includes 1 Electric, 1 Acoustic and over 11,000 Air Guitars!!
Willy Idol - Keyboards, Keytar, Rhythm Guitar and Rockstar to the Rockstars! An accomplished keyboardist known in the early 80's for his work with such bands as "Jesse and The Rippers" and "Gem and The Holograms". It was in 1986 when his life was changed after touring with worldwide pop sensation "Menudo." It was there that a young Ricky Martin pushed him to take it to the next level and start Weird Science.
Slinky - Bass, Backup/Lead Vocals and Ladies Man! Slinky works down at the music store and gives us really good deals on cassette tapes!! He's in the band because we couldn't find another bassist, and his mom has a station wagon. She lets us borrow it to get to gigs and he always has rad mixtapes on him!! Did we mention his parents have a really cool basement and let us practice down there. So for us, it's kind of a no- brainer!!
LL Cool K - Drums, Beats & Rhymes! Born in Hollis, Queens. Ever since he was a child, he was rapping . His passion for Hip Hop lead him to a career in the industry & his 1983 single "Goin Back To Maui" hit the radio. Sadly the world wasn't ready for a white rapper yet, so he sold the the song to some rapper who thought Cali was better than Maui for $20 and a bag of Pop Rocks! He took to the drums and after touring two years with Taco, joined Weird Science!
Patch: How would you describe your sound?
WS: A professional, energetic, and entertaining group that recreates the sounds, sights, and feeling of that amazing decade of pop culture. Of course, we are talking about the 80's!! Fronted by both male and female vocalists, Weird Science features top notch musicians including powerful keyboards, screaming lead guitars, thumping bass, and tight percussion.
Patch: What are your performances usually like?
WS: Every show takes you back to a time of Spandex, Atari, and Aquanet. The totally awesome decade known for “Back to the Future”, “The Breakfast Club”, Madonna, Power Ballads, and of course, “WEIRD SCIENCE”.
Our high energy shows include multiple costume changes portraying the different 80's icons that we perform. Everyone from Michael Jackson, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Axl Rose and even Slash! From the minute you walk in whether it be the 80s decor of our stage, the movies on the screens, or toys and posters spread throughout the venue you feel like it's 1989 all over again! Once the band takes the stage, it's all about the audience! We encourage audience participation, give away 80's prizes, and always invite our fans to come on stage and rock out with us. Quite often band members can be found right in the middle of the dance floor partying away with the audience while rocking out their instruments!
Patch: What is the future for the group?
WS: Our future is all about keeping the past alive!! The 80's was a great era of great music and pop culture. Weird Science is all about exposing the music to new generations while keeping the memories alive those who were there! Every band member loves doing this, and we hope to be able to perform all over the country and perhaps the world!!!
Patch: How can people reach you?
Check the website for other upcoming dates.
Weird Science's show is Thursday, 8 p.m. at the in Patchogue. Tickets are $5.