This band of seasoned musicians recreates the sounds of the 1980s; a day when Ronald Reagan was President, M-TV first aired, CDs emerged, Acid Washed jeans were Cool" and alternative music was called "New Wave". This period has resurfaced in today's entertainment industry. VH-1 has multiple segments echoing from the 80's Video Generation, radio stations across the U.S. feature artists from the 1980s in daily "flashback" programs while 1980s anthems have permeated TV commercials. The group has drawn the attention of the Media. In August 2012, the band was featured on FOX 5 Morning Show in Washington DC. Several articles have been written about the band including a feature story in Frederick Magazine April 2010 edition. TRY was featured in The Baltimore Sun , Washington City Paper Pop Quiz Washington City Paper article about DC clubs, The Frederick Post, twice in the Gazette (Gazette 1 and Gazette 2) and PA Musician magazine as the March 1998 cover story. The band was interviewed on Baltimore's WJZ-TV Channel 13 in preparation of their 2002 New Year's Eve performance. The band appeared on Frederick Cable's entertainement show, Out On The Towne. The Reagan Years has achieved "headline status" in both nightclubs and concert venues throughout the Mid-Atlantic. As the region's premier 80s tribute, the band leads a high profile campaign which in 2011 featured them as part of GEs Ronald Reagan centennial birthday celebration at the Reagan Building in Washington DC. In 2010 the band entertained over 8000 for the Official Tailgate Party of the Military Bowl held at the DC Armory, other events that year include headlining Big Night Baltimore, performing Harborplace's 30th Anniversary, and Frederick MD's 4th On The Farm Independence Day celebration with attendance approaching 11,000. TRY's stage show creates a party atmosphere filled with fun college and high school memories. Throughout a performance, the quintet changes lead vocalists and plays special requests from the Reagan era. Musical selections although diverse in style, all share the "common thread" of success during the 80's decade. The Reagan Years: no Voodoo Economics, just great music!
The Reagan Years features: Karen Ellison - Keys, Vocals, Stephan Scott Lay - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Glenn Riley - Guitars, Vocals, Jody Lewis - Bass, Vocals, Sy Seyler - Drums, Vocals
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