BIG UP THE 90'S have been in existence as a working band since 1995!!
The band started out as 'The Innocence', were actively writing and recording their own brand of hard rock music, releasing 2 demos, ''Rigmarole'' and ''From A Great Height'' before changing the name to h.y.p.a and releasing a further 2 recordings, ''Message From The Grey Room'' and the eponymous ''h.y.p.a.'' in 1999. Whilst gigging around the country, the band found themselves occasionally supporting various ''tribute'' bands, seeing the reaction that these groups received they decided to try their luck in the market as a means to fund further recording projects.
Ruling out the idea of a ''tribute'' to one particular artist due to the restrictions this creates in song choice, the four hit on the idea of a tribute to a decade! But which decade? well as they were all of a ''certain age'' and remembering the era with fondness, the 80''s was the obvious choice, so in late 1999 h.y.p.a. becomes Kick Up The 80''s!! Whilst their 10th anniversary year was fast approaching the lads decided it was time to spread their wings with a new challenge, so began to think of a project that would compliment and continue the success that kick up the 80''s had enjoyed. The natural conclusion for this project to celebrate their 10th year, was to look 10 years on from the 80''s...the 1990's!
Living their wasted youth through the 90's they had all experienced the decade first hand, and quickly put together a list of songs to include all of the stars of the era, from boy bands to Brit Pop via girl power, creating a set list to keep people dancing and singing all night. With their debut live appearance at The Robin 2 In Bilston on New Years Eve 2008, the band has gone from strength to strength. In November 2010 Ant Green joined the band on guitar, having previously played in various local bands including Tranzam. Proving a huge success, it looks like Big Up The 90''s will be "Living La Vida Loca" for many years to come!!
From the Spice Girls to Take That and even Britney Spears, Big Up The 90''s features a full costume show charting the decade's fashions and sounds. During their performance the band cover favourites from Oasis and Blur to the Stone Roses and Pulp.
They do it all, tongue in cheek humour, the singer puts on the pigtails for the Britney Spears numbers and they all dress up for the Spice Girls. Aside from the fun element of the show, the band are fantastic talented musicians & cover all the great iconic music from the 90's.