ALT Eighties

ALT Eighties

An evening of musical nostalgia featuring acoustic covers of iconic 80s hits

Dec 21 2013

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This evening musical event is in Aid of the British Red Cross

Watch acts perform sets that include three covers of iconic alternative tracks from the 1980s. Enjoy a tasteful Christmas party in a brilliant, atmospheric venue.

The evening will feature songs by the likes of Siouxie and the Banshees, Depeche Mode and more - performed like you've never heard them before by fantastic acoustic bands.


  • Cosmic Boxer
  • Hungarian Lanterns
  • Chris Murphy
  • The Bints

Cosmic Boxer

Hailing from Birmingham and based in Prague, Cosmic Boxer is a swaggering, sublime solo acoustic/electropop act. His theatrical, emotive and comedic performances will leave you with songs stuck in your head and fond memories of an unforgettable evening. His songs draw inspiration from the 80s, 90s and today;  with echoes of acts including Depeche Mode and David Bowie. 

Hungarian Lanterns

The music of Hungarian Lanterns is poignant, melodic and laced with evocative lyrics. They are fronted by Sheffield based stand-up Anthony J Brown, who brings a twisted comedic sensibility to the band's performances.

"They possess a seemingly endless array of potent acoustic songs with instantly quotable wordplay" -

Chris Murphy 

Chris, a member of alt-rock and folk band band Boxer Genius, will perform as part of an acoustic duo. His music covers topics including the rural vs the urban, the ugly vs the beautiful, anger management, ladies, paranoia and wine. 

The Bints 

This Sheffield-based harmony trio are united by a love of singing and their dogs (who often attend rehearsals).  They perform everything from Morrissey to Madrigals, with a broad repertoire including covers and their own material.


Show starts:7.30pm

Ticket entry:£5

Buy tickets:From The Lantern Theatre box office on 0114 2551776 or


Contact:Max Newton

Telephone:0114 242 7379 or 07710 711 253

Event Type

Evening Events > Themed Nights

Event Address

The Lantern Theatre, 18 Kenwood Park Road, Nether Edge . S7 1NF

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