Sunset Strip - The Midwest's Premier 80's Hairband Tribute!
2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 RAMI Award (Rockford Area Music Industry) Recipients for "BEST TRIBUTE BAND".

2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 RAMI Award (Rockford Area Music Industry) Recipients for "BEST TRIBUTE BAND".

Hailing from Rockford, IL, SUNSET STRIP is the hottest, four-time RAMI Award winning, 80's Glam/Hairband Tribute band, whose shows are a fast-paced, kinetic spectacle, taking you back to the heyday of the 80's Hairband scene! The shows are crazy fun ... and the result is a nonstop party!

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"Saw your show on the Carnival Triumph Cruise from New Orleans, LA to Cozumel, Mexico. It was the best thing on the ship. I met Tim and Angela (relatives of your bass player). I gave them my wife's business card. She's a travel agent in the New Orleans area. If you are ever back this way, email her for places to stay or eat. We had a great time hope to catch another show one day!" - Mike Graves via Website Contact Submission

"“I Wanna Rock” is still buzzing around my head after the awesome performance your band put on at Casey’s Pub on Halloween night! My name is Tim Hartney, and I happen to be the individual that won “best overall costume” with my infamous "Twisted Sister" outfit. Not only did my group of friends and I come to Casey’s for their Halloween party, but we chose specifically to come there because Sunset Strip was playing. Your musical choices of the 80’s rock, and your theatrical appearances and high energy show, combined with the talent and charisma of some extremely talented musicians is the perfect mix of ingredients for your band to put on a fantastically fun and entertaining “concert” that is always going to be remembered and appreciated. Not only am I grateful for seeing how well my costume was received and appreciated by all in attendance Halloween night, but I’d like to give a special heart-felt “thank you” to your band for gifting me with one of my funniest Halloweens to date, as It was a great honor and privilege to be asked to join you on stage and sing “I Wanna Rock” with you all. I’m still tingling with excitement and a feeling of accomplishment from the experience you provided for me. YOU helped make this Halloween one of the best ones ever for me. So, thanks again . . . . and I will ALWAYS be looking forward to seeing Sunset Strip rock again!!!!!!"  Tim Hartney via Website Contact Submission

"Beyond great night rocking out to Sunset Strip at Caseys Pub! If you didn't show then you will never know the magic and party that took place!" - Matthew James via FaceBook Post

"Had so much fun!!!! We danced 'til our ankles ached!" - Chris Rapp via FaceBook Post

 "I'm an 80's rock girl all the way!! Awesome time tonight singing and dancing to Sunset Strip!!" - Lori Soules Valenzuela via FaceBook Post

The Rock Report...

Sunset Strip Tease for the week of 04/14/14 

WOW! That’s all I can say about last weekend’s show! We really appreciate all the great new fans of the band. Seems like every show we play, we just keep getting more and more new fans out to the shows! It’s humbling and we promise to never take that for granted! It’s because of all of you that we can keep doing what we love. Special thanks to all the fellow musical stars that were in attendance. Adrienne Boykin & Nick Conway (The Crave), Brad Dettmer (80’s Proof), Eric Drager & Mike Purl (Amperage) and…Read more

Sunset Strip Tease for the week of 3/24/14 

We’re hot and heavy into rehearsals of four new tunes. We should hopefully have them all ready to rock for you guys at the next show.  
Some of the photos from our photo shoot with CiJay Pikula are starting to trickle in. We’ve posted them on Facebook as well as on our website here for you to view. We’re pretty proud of the recreation of the Motley Crue - Girls, Girls, Girls album cover. We’ve gotten a lot of very positive feedback from all our fans and we appreciate it greatly. Keep your eyes peeled for…Read more

Sunset Strip Tease for the week of 03/17/14 

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!! We hope all of you had a safe and spirited celebratory weekend. We were out and about on Saturday getting our new photo shoot completed. Special Thanks to CiJay Pikula for spending the day partying and shooting the pics! Also want to send a shout out to Mark and the rest of the crew at Kegel's Harley-Davidson in Rockford, IL, for the use of their facility for part of the shoot. Other honorable mentions were Kryptonite & The District. Last but not least... Evil Lord Vader. We got…Read more

Sunset Strip Tease for the week of 3/10/14 

What's up all you hairmetal maniacs? This week we've got a couple little things to report. Our bassist Jimi has somehow contracted a virus which we initially thought was the plague. Turns out is was just a bad cold with those little guys from the Mucinex commercials partying in Jimi's nose. I can think of better places than that to party, but they must like it there cause they've been wiping him out (no pun intended). We've got rehearsal this Thursday where we'll be going over some new tunage that we'll be…Read more

New Sunset Strip Website 

Welcome to the new SUNSET STRIP website! We'll be busy updating the site and posting new content over the next couple weeks. Please feel free to browse around and see what's new and upcoming!

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