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January 17, 2013

1980s music gets cheeky with Tongue ‘N Cheek

NORTHUMBERLAND — Unlike Michael J. Fox in “Back to the Future,” you won’t need a flux-capacitor-enabled DeLorean to revisit the 1980s this weekend. Instead, head to Front Street Station in Northumberland for an ’80s blast from the past.

The’80s time warp will be causes by the big haired, big on fun Pittsburgh-based ’80’s tribute band Tongue ‘N Cheek.

“Our show is going to be one giant party with a lot of dancing and great songs that you remember and know all the words to,” said Dino Valentino, drummer for Tongue ‘N Cheek. “Coming out to see our show is a chance to not only hear your favorite songs from the 1980s but also a chance to forget about all the stress in your life. Forget about taxes, the fiscal cliff and work. It will be a time to just have fun.”

In a word, it will be awesome.

“This band will play the music we want to hear but they will put their spin on the music. This band is just fun, having a good time, and is inviting everyone there to get into it as much as they do,” said Travis Fisher, of Fisher Promotions, promoter of the show. “This is music filled with memories that most of us talk about every time we see our group of friends. We talk about ‘back in the day.’ This show takes us back to the day.”

For the past nine years, Valentino, along with Dixy Normus (lead vocals), Doctor Scary (vocals and lead guitar) and Shredder Ace Rocketsauce on lead bass, have captured the energy and exuberance of ’80s music from acts such as Bon Jovi, Poison, Def Leppard, Quiet Riot, Motley Crue, Firehouse, Warrant, Skid Row and the like.

Coincidently, Tongue ‘n Cheek opened for Firehouse’s October concert which Fisher Promotions brought to the area.

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