Jamian "Jamie" Probber

Q.  At what age did you realize you wanted to pursue a music career?

 

A. At age 2

 

Q. Who were your early musical inspirations?

 

A. Beatles,  Steely Dan, Marvin Gaye,  Stevie Wonder,  Todd Rundgren, Elton John, Billy Joel,  Keith Jarrett, Thelonius Monk, Weather Report, The Who, Simon and Garfunkel.

 

Q. What attracted you to audition for 80’s Revolution?

 

A. Great Music and great people.

 

Q.  What fascinates you the most when performing on stage with this band?

 

A.  The synergies of all the band.

 

Q.  After seeing the band for the first time, there was so much to take in during any given song.  I wasn’t sure to focus on the 2 girls up front and their vocals, watch the lighting production, listen to the band and its song selections and big sound, or watch the TV SCREENS and graphics.  What do you enjoy the most when watching the crowd reaction?

 

A.  Love to see crowd smiling, dancing, singing and involved.

 

Q. with the 80’s music now considered to be OLDIES, are you surprised that so many of your crowd in their 20’s and 30’s know the words to so many of the songs you perform?

 

A. Very surprised.  Most of the kids I speak to grew up hearing all this music from their parents and still love.

 

Q.  When I walked into the club to see your band, the first thing that caught my eye was the concert-like stage set-up with the lighting trusses, TV’s, and stage equipment.  What do you see from the stage from the crowd once the lights go on and the band starts playing?

 

A.  It's very exciting from the stage.  You see the lights and audience participation.  

 

Q. While watching a band set, I was fascinated with the energy and song selection.  I counted approximately 18 songs in a row in a set with limited stops.  How does it feel from your perspective with all the lights, graphics, and effects going on at one time?   And coordinated with the lighting, music and TV graphics?

 

A.  That is the beauty of the show.  It's a full multi media event.

 

Q. With the band covering so many genres of the 80’s music including a “Rock of Ages” type hair band segment, Ladies of the Eighties, New-Wave and the Tribute montage to those who have passed, what was involved getting everything so spot-on? 

 

A. Lots of rehearsals and a very talented group of musicians.  Also great tech crew.

 

Q.  I have been around many bands, and understand 80’s Revolution is a Tribute Band with a high-energy show, how does everyone get along with each other internally? 

 

A.  It's a great group of folks and I can honestly say we are all friends and tremendously respectful of each other.

 

Q.  Your posters say you are NJ’s most talked about 80’s Tribute Band, and from what I have seen from other  “live” performances around NJ I would have to agree, especially with the two female singers out front and the dynamic band, with that said, where do you see this 80’s Revolution machine a year from now?

 

A. I really see us a full show band able to play casinos, and continue with the corporate events and much larger venues.

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