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Hit Explosion

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The Hit Explosion is still the standard by which all "70's" tribute bands are measured. Touring the country performing for corporate events, universities, and packed clubs everywhere.



Hit Explosion performs 70's disco and funk dance classics, combining exceptional musicianship with exciting visual presentations. The group sets itself apart by its diverse and talented lineup, allowing for impressive reproductions of the original 70's hits. This ensemble possesses a rare on-stage chemistry that creates strong presence and gives this group the "special something" which captures the attention of the audience for the entire performance.

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From college to corporate, from kids to seniors, Hit Explosion is known in the Northwest for their ability to captivate their diverse audiences. Some of their headlining performances include: the Bite of Seattle, Bumbershoot, many post-Mariners concert in the Kingdome, the opening of (Portland's 21,000 venue) the Rosegarden, the Bite of Portland, the Bite of Seattle, the Showbox (Seattle, WA), the Crystal Ballroom (Portland, OR) regular performances at actor Bruce Willis' club in Sun Valley, the Detlef Schrempf Celebrity Golf Classic Gala, the Fred Couples Celebrity Golf Tournament, the Seattle Art Museum's "Black and White Ball," performances for the Seattle Seahawks, and the Seattle Supersonics, as well as private parties for many other film and sports celebrities. Hit Explosion has recently headlined and sold out (4,250 tickets in advance) the prestigious "Summer Nights on the Pier" concert series.

Even the top corporations like Microsoft, Intel, Starwave, Boeing and AT&T are choosing Hit Explosion above all other bands for their employee parties. Paul Allen, Jack Sikma and other celebs have been spotted on stage playing with the band. Even Bill Gates was spotted on stage with Hit Explosion at a recent Microsoft corporate party at the Seattle Center's Exhibition Hall.

Recently, Hit Explosion was chosen "Best Local Band" by the Best of the Eastside readers poll.

Hit Explosion fans are known to wait in huge lines, sometimes lasting up to two hours to get into one of their highly energetic club performances.

In fact, the Mariners have described Hit Explosion as "Seattle's favorite band."

Anyway you look at it, you can't miss with Hit Explosion!

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Audio Samples:

Download Name Play Size Length
download Celebrate - Hit Explosion (Live)
Hit Explosion

4.7 MB 4:07 min
download I Want You Back - Hit Explosion (Live)
Hit Explosion

3.5 MB 3:04 min
download I Will Survive - Hit Explosion (Live)
Hit Explosion

5.1 MB 4:26 min
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0 MB min
download We Are Family - Hit Explosion (Live)
Hit Explosion

5.2 MB 4:33 min

Good Times
Le Freak
Love Rollercoaster
Get Down On It
I Feel Good
Jungle Love
White Lines
Word Up
Back In Love Again
Boogie Nights
Brick House
I'm Your Boogie Man
Ladies Night
Let's Groove
Livin it Up
Billy Jean
Disco Inferno
Dont Stop til You Get Enough
Get Down Tonight
Groove line
I Cant Go For That
I Want You Back
Kung Fu Fighting
Let's Stay Together
Play That Funky Music
Rock with You
She's a bad mama jama
Staying Alive
That's the Way
Wanna Be Your Lover
You Should be Dancing
Bad Girls
Boogie Oogie Ooigie
Car Wash
Dancing Queen
He's The Greatest Dancer
Heart of Glass
I Love the Night Life
I Will Survive
Knock on Wood
Upside Down
We Are Family
Best of My Love
Don't Leave Me This Way
Funky Town
Got To Be Real
I'm Coming Out
I'm Every Woman
Lady Marmalade
Ring My Bell
Sweet Thing
Take Your Time
And lots more!
Ohio Players
Ohio Players
Kool and the Gang
James Brown
The Time
Sugar Hill Gang
Kool and the Gang
KC & the Sunshine Band
Kool and the Gang
Earth, Wind & Fire
Bell and James
Gap Band
Rick James
Michael Jackson
The Tramps
Michael Jackson
KC & the Sunshine Band
Hall and Oats
Jackson 5
Carl Douglas
Al Green
Wild Cherry
Michael Jackson
Earth Wind & Fire
Carl Carlton
Bee Gees
Stevie Wonder
KC & the Sunshine Band
Bee Gees
Donna Summer
Taste of Honey
Rose Royce
Pointer Sisters
Alicia Bridges
Glorie Gaynor
Amii Stewart
Evelyn King
Dianna Ross
Sisters Sledge
Thelma Houston
Lipps Inc.
Cheryl Lynn
Dianna Ross
Chaka Kahn
Anita Ward
Chaka Kahn
SOS Band

Additional audio and video samples may be available by contacting CMEvents.

Thank you for coordinating yet another outstanding Hit Explosion performance at the Sonics game on April 18th! They added a tremendous amount of energy to our Fan Appreciation Night festivities. As always, the band was so easy to work with! Please pass along our appreciation to them for yet another excellent performance. We are looking forward to many future performances next year. 


Mark Henry
Director of Operations 

Rebecca Sherwin
Game Operations Coordinator

Seattle Sonics / Seattle Storm

Most people might be surprised to read that a '70s cover band was voted 'Best Local Band' by readers of a Seattle publication. But Hit Explosion did it, and when one considers their remarkable resume - they've played in Seattle's Kingdome and Portland's Rose Garden and they've been hired by Bruce Willis, Detlef Schrempf, Fred Couples and Paul Allen - it becomes a bit less surprising. And the fact that they've even been joined on-stage by Seattle's uncrowned royalty, Bill Gates, puts them into very exclusive company. The upbeat, danceable disco band has a following like few others, and their appeal is undeniable. 

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"Hit Explosion's post game concert was a big success. It was our largest post-game concert ever! I would trust Hit Explosion to give a 1st class performance anywhere." 

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Wedding Services

First Dance Instruction:

For some, dancing is a big part of the wedding reception. However, most people are not blessed with innate dancing skills and therefore could benefit from professional dance instruction. Whether the goal is simply to feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor or to create a one-of-a-kind first dance to impress, we can help. Dance That has on staff, professional dance instructors skilled in Latin, Swing, Ballroom, and various other popular styles. The lessons are affordable and the instructors are patient and very people oriented.

Our dance lessons are a fantastic investment in the overall success of your wedding reception!

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Address: 5883 SE Quiet Meadows Dr. | Milwaukie, OR 97267
Phone: 503-234-2492 | Mobile: 503-680-5201 



Event Advice

A Classy I-pod Event?:

Biased you say? Maybe. Regardless, its clear to me that an event “DJed” by an I-pod is only marginally cooler than one that was “DJed” by a walkman in the 80's. Now you are probably scratching your head and trying to remember a time when you went to a cool event that was “DJed” by a walkman. You probably can’t think of any. Why? Well, as cool as walkmans were, and as cool as I-pods are, they just aren’t very good at moving sound equipment, making announcements, reading a crowd, interacting with guests and the whole entertainment thing in general.

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