80’s REVOLUTION - The Most Talked About 80’s Tribute PARTY Show Band
A TRIBUTE TO THE 80’S…
80's Revolution is the most exhilarating HIGH ENERGY 80's Party Show band in the NY & NJ area that is wowing audiences each time the band hits the stage.
Brian Silver (formally of the popular 80’s cover band “The Flossie Band”, and Route 80's Band), has strategically put together a rocking 80's tribute show that everyone will enjoy. Brian, along with other important figures behind the scenes, has spent countless hours seeking out some of the best talent within the Tri-State to bring you back to the “GNARLY “ 80's.
Stage front is where the action begins... 80's Revolution features a dynamic-duo of incredibly talented female singers to share the lead and back-up vocals on any given song, where they lend their own style and energy.
Lisa Coppola, Gloria Carpenter and recently added Chelsey Caulfield (as the third front line female vocalist), bring their talent and show womenship to each song; and are the initial fuel to this HIGH ENERGY 80’s Tribute production. The band also welcomes Gladys Bryant (The Powertones and Party Dolls) as the band’s swing vocalist. Each of these women bring their outstanding voices & show-womanship and are the initial fuel to this super high energy 80s party production.
Together, with one of the most talented group of musicians, along with an incomparable VEGAS STYLE BIG LIGHTS & SOUND PRODUCTION, 80’s Revolution has the crowd singing and dancing all the way to their cars at the end of each performance.
Brian W. Silver (Founder)
Bass Guitar, Lead and Back-up Vocals
Former co-founding member of the Route 80's Band, Brian now starts a new journey with The 80's Revolution.
A Bergen County native, he moved to Morris County in the early 90's.
Playing in the tristate area for over 30-years, he has performed with some of the biggest bands of the time, including The Flossie Band, Ego, The Fashion, and original recording project Partners in Crime.
Performing in the 80's with The Flossie Band, their audiences regularly drew well over 1,000 people on any weekend night performance. The Band released its first 45 RPM Single "Attitude" and "Just Like Me". That release was soon followed up by the release of their album self-titled "The Flossie Band" with the single "Hollywood". That year, they would go on to win the WDHA Homegrown Album of the Year and Artist contest.
The Flossie Band also won the Aquarian Weekly's best band contest.
For the past decade, aside from working with many top recording artists, Brian has focused on writing original pieces and studio work.
He establishes himself as an in-demand sideman, providing not only Bass, but vocals and keyboards.
Brian is the co-founder and heartbeat of his new project, "80's Revolution".
Lead and Back-up Vocals
Gloria is a gifted and multi-talented vocalist with an extensive repertoire.
Every style from big band jazz to classic rock to the most soulful ballads are delivered in a clear and authentic manner.
Her background in theater and dance comes through in her performances exuding a bright and vivacious presence whenever she steps on stage.
As a lead vocalist, she works with many of the top entertainment agencies in New York and has performed at many elite venues including The Apollo Theater, The Plaza Hotel, The Waldorf Astoria and Merkin Hall at Lincoln Center.
Gloria's experience includes performing and recording with several Top 40 acts as well as original projects including: R&B recording group "Mercedes and Mink", and the all-girl band "After Hours". She has worked with the harmony driven jam band, the Dancing Goats, and alongside rock artist, Orrin Bolton (of the acclaimed Bolton family).
Gloria’s voice can also be heard on CD's including: "Crazy on the Same Day" and "Common Ground" by folk artist, David Ippolito; “Solid” by Chris?na Gaudet - featuring new songs by the legendary Allen Toussaint and “Off My Horse” by country/rock artist, AJ Croix. In 2013, she released a CD/Album entitled "Poison Arrow" with her original pop/rock band, Chance Taken.
In recent years, she has performed with a Cher tribute band called DARK LADY and filled in the 3 girl group BLU LILLY who opened up for Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees. A working freelance singer, she performs with a variety of bands, combos, orchestras and groups. Along with 80's REVOLUTION, she currently tours with the Bob Seger tribute band HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS, performs with a 3 girl modern day Andrews Sisters group called THE BELLE TONES, and is the lead singer of the country band, NASH EAST using her birth name Gloria Lynn.
Eric C. Heiser
Drummer - Percussionist - Vocals
Eric has been drumming since 4th grade and started taking private lessons at age 13 with drumming greats Karl Latham, Jim DePalma and Tony Smiraldi. Eric also studied with Kenny Aronoff and Brian Tichy.
Before being asked to join “80’s Revolution” Eric was drumming & writing with New Jersey bands; “SHIFT” (with guitarist Paul Alan), “Estonia” (with guitarist Paul Alan),“Release”, “Sound FX”, “History”, as well as with the band the “Sky-saw” in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Eric has also been the drummer/percussionist for several Musicals including: “Cinderella” and “The Miss Transylvania Pageant”
In addition to Eric’s recording and performing, He also continues to give private lessons in the art of drumming and associated technics to his students.
Eric He has a college degree in Film/Music Production, and also has an extensive interest in learning foreign languages including German, Spanish Ukrainian & Korean.
Eric’s taste in Music is extremely vast. He enjoys the writing and recordings of Barry Manilow & Pantera, Olivia Newton-John, KISS, Mahler & bluegrass. Additional musical influences include: MARILLION, RUSH, Pink Floyd, Hall & Oates, Genesis, Porcupine Tree, Sarah Brightman, Asia, Queen, YES, STYX, Dream Theater, The Sundays, Toto, Weird Al, Eagles, Jellyfish, Peter Gabriel, Kevin Gilbert, Journey, IONA, Tears for Fears, Billy Joel, Queensryche, Steely Dan, Kate Bush, Prince, The Cure, Elliott Smith, Beatles, Chicago, Bowie, David Sylvian, U2, Earth/Wind & Fire, Bruce Hornsby, Van Halen, Little River Band, Garth Brooks, Tori Amos, White Willow, Stina Nordenstam, Duran2, Firefall, The Police, Frente!, Cheap Trick, Duncan Shiek, The Outfield, Heart, Pat Benatar, Marc Cohn, Stray Cats/Setzer.
Aside from his current “80’s Revolution” project, Eric is working on two Documentary Films where he is the Writer and Director.
Paul Alan was Born in 1964 and grew up in a Lake community in Morris County, New Jersey.
Along with his older brother Harry and friends; and influenced by his Dad (who played country music while also mastering seven different instruments), Paul began playing guitar from the time he was 13 years old.
Paul’s musical influences are Led Zeppelin ,Van Halen, Rush, Yes, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Jimmy Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and has grown to respect many bands, musicians and musical genre’ today.
Paul is primarily a self-taught musician who also was a student of Rich Miller and Monroe DeJohn, focusing on music theory and Jazz. Paul’s continued saying is “the world truly taught him while he never stops learning”.
Paul began teaching guitar at the age of twenty, and has gained the reputation of being a highly sought guitar and theory teacher and mentor who enjoys watching his many students of the last thirty-three years become accomplished musicians in their own rite.
In addition to Paul’s teaching schedule, he also writes, records and produces music. Much of Paul’s stage and audience skills came from performing with cover and original bands including Holus-Bolus, Liquid Orange, Shift, and Hoodless. Currently, Paul is excited to enter into this new venture and lend his skills to the 80’s Revolution Band.
Jamian (Jamie) Probber
Keyboards, Lead & Back-up Vocals
Musician, songwriter, producer, recording engineer, music business executive and entertainment lawyer, Jamian Probber has worn many hats.
As a songwriter Jamian has had songs published on Polygram, Island and CBS records.
In the music industry he worked as East coast professional manager for Motown's music publishing company, Jobete, Creative Coordinator at CBS Songs, President of Pickwick Music and Vice President of Marketing for MPI representing Joe Raposo, including his work with Sesame Street, and others.
As a Recording Engineer he has managed, produced and engineered at recording facilities for both MCA and CBS.
Additionally he has written and produced jingles for major corporate accounts including Disney, TWA and Seiko.
Jamian has worked with Julian Lennon, Chaka Kahn, Michael Bolton, Angie Stone, Boz Scaggs, Heavy D, P.Diddy, Carlos Alomar, Melanie Marcus Miller, Amiee Mann, Mathew Suite, Dan Hartman, Stevie Van Zandt and the Vels; to name a few.
Through his law practice, Jamian practices entertainment law, copyright, real estate, financial and estate planning.
He is a full voting member of the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).
He continues playing out live and pursues his songwriting and production work through his label and
production facility Tin Pan Digital.
State of the Art Sound, Lighting and Digital Graphics
DFX Rehearsal Studios
17 Robert Street
Wharton, NJ 07885
Pictures from our last event are now online!