Brat Pack Radio

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Bio

For over a decade and running now, Minnesota-based Brat Pack Radio has been performing far and wide across the globe. From Midwestern venues & festivals near home, to the Russian coast, private shows all over Europe and 1,001 points in between, they continue to turn heads with a polished, high-energy, non-stop Supershow that can only be described as seriously fun.

Mixing top-shelf musical performances with spoof and carnival theatrics, this is anything but typical cover band fare, and it shows first and foremost in the personnel. Co-frontman Ryan Lance is a 4-time Emmy® Award-winning songwriter, and also a founding member of a cappella darlings The Blenders, who’ve produced 14 albums over the last 20 years, toured extensively throughout the U.S., and scored a number one European hit with the 1998 Universal Records release “I’m in Love with the McDonald’s Girl.”

With the remainder of the band rounded out by top Twin Cities musicians, Brat Pack Radio’s airtight performances readily live up to the “radio-” and ‘80s-centric aura in the name. While things center around poking excessive fun at excesses of the decade, this Supershow is also infused with a healthy dose of 21st century sensibility, including sharply executed “time warp” forays into present day homage (Beyonce, Timberlake, Gaga, to name a few). Lance is an expert comic improviser who volunteers tongue-in-cheek one-liners and off-the-wall antics with remarkable ease.

Rather than focusing on much of the arena metal and new wave that tend to characterize the era (and, seemingly, many tribute bands), Brat Pack Radio slant strongly toward dance-pop favorites and R&B hits. Add to that the visual spectacle – everything from knife-juggling and spinning keyboards to stylish choreography and an impressive LED light show – and it’s evident Lance and company have created a winning formula that continues to draw flocks of Gen X-ers and non-‘80s fans alike out to shows and onto the dance floor!

Testimonials/ Press

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  • “Everything was perfect and our guests had such a great time!! Thank you so much!” Samantha-Faith’s Lodge, Hope Rocks 2016
  • “They were fantastic!  There were still people dancing at midnight. It was great-everyone just loved them!” Christina-Rockford River Days 2016
  • “They were outstanding. It started to rain around 11:15 PM and they played until 12:15 AM.I would love to have them back again. Tell them thank you very much!!” Greta – Spring Creek Motocross 2016
  • “The band did great!! We had a great turn out and weather! Could not ask for more!” Jon-Woodbury 4th of July 2016
  • “We had a BLAST with Brat Pack Radio and EVERYONE loved them
    Still receiving lots of comments about them!”-Barry Worthington Windsurf Regatta 2016
  • “The band was great! We had a very successful event. We want to use them next year.” Jeff-Survival Days 2015
  • “They were  fantastic of course! Brat Pack Radio are just so easy to work with!”-Kelly Highland Fest 2015
  • “It went great, they delivered a great show!” Joe-Soberfest 2015
  • “Brat Pack Radio did an awesome job! They drew a huge crowd again. We are very happy with the band and want to use them again next year.” Glenn-Catfish Days 2015
  • “Gregg, I got nothing but amazing reviews on the band.. They did a fantastic job and really played to the crowd, I would highly recommend them to anyone who asked! We had a fantastic turnout for them! Honestly the most people I have seen at our street dance since I have moved here **8 years**!”  Justin-Red Eye River Days 2015
  •  ”Weather kept the crowds down but they did a good job, they were great to work with, very professional, very fun band. Highly recommend!” Bob-Good Neighbor Days Wi. 2015
  • “They were great!” Karmin-Lonsdale Community Days 2014
  • “On behalf of the Rushford Days Committee, I would like to extend our sincere “thank you” for making Rushford Days 2014 a memorable event!  It  was  a lot of fun having Ryan and Brat Pack Radio entertain us on Sunday evening, July 20th.  They were a lot of fun and great to work with! We had a great time and  we hope to have them back again some year!”  -Barb, Rushford Days 2014
  • “Brat Pack Radio did a great job!” Michelle-Rivertown Days 2014
  • “They were so fantastic, the crowd loved them, which didn’t surprise me at all. It was great working with all of you, and I hope to work with you again soon.” Kelly-Highland Fest 2014
  • “Brat Pack was as entertaining as I hoped they would be.  It was a beautiful night.  The people really enjoyed them, and I think the band enjoyed being there.  We had lots of people dancing during second set (young and old), especially to the one 70s R/B song they played.”  Jodie-Ramsey County Fair 2014
  • “The band did great!” Mark-Bloomington Park and Recreation 2014
  • “The band again was excellent, even though it rained most of the day the tent was full. Everything went very well. We want them back next year!” Dave-Catfish Days 2014
  • “The band was Awesome-I want them back next year!” Debbie-Barefoot Bar 2014
  • “They were great! They are a very talented band and really got the audience involved with their show. They are very nice people easy to work with. Highly recommend!”  Dave-River Street Jam 2014
  • “They did very well for us a drew a very good crowd. They are really nice people to work with.” Jeff-Mountain Dew Days 2014
  • “They did very well and drew a very good crowd!”  - Randy Butterfest 2014
  • “Brat Pack Radio was great, they were perfect for our event. They sounded great, looked great, they were fun and very easy to work with. I recommend them highly!”   -Chris KTWIN Radio Event at Target Field June 2014
  • “The band did very well for us, they have a great draw and even though the weather was threatening people came. We want them for next year!”  - Aaron, New Albin Days 2014
  • “It was GREAT! We loved their performance, and I would absolutely 100% recommend them any time. I’m certain I will go see them again, and soon. Thank you so much. Please tell the band that we had a great time and I heard lots of really wonderful things about them!” -Melissa, Colle+McVoy Annual Employee Party 2014
  • “The band did well, Everyone seemed to enjoy them, and I’ve heard nothing but good things about the band since they played. Would highly recommend them!” -Lee R. Buffalo Hockey Association Fundraiser 2014
  • “I wasn’t on-site for the event but I heard everything was great so they must have been a hit!” - Jo Ann, General Mills Corporate Event 2013
  • “Thank you for the help arranging the Brat Pack Radio for our event. Everyone enjoyed them and we received great feedback from our guests!!” Lisa -Ashley Furniture Corporate Event 2013
  • “They were outstanding and drew a fantastic crowd. We were very happy with the band and would highly recommend them!” John-Burnsville Fire Muster 2013
  • “The band did a great job and went above and beyond the call of duty. We had over 1000 people-they all loved it. We definitely want them back next year!!” Doug-Legacy Foundation of Big Lake 2013
  • “The band was great-super nice people and just great to work with. We had about 800 people. I would highly recommend the band!!” Shep’s on 7th Brainerd MN  2013
  •  ”It was awesome. BPR kept the crowds right up until the end of the night. Thank you for recommending them Gregg.” Jason-Maple Plain Days 2013
  • “Brat Pack Radio did AWESOME!  We had so many great comments about them from our guests!  We could not have asked for a better band!” Sarah and John Wedding August 2013
  • They are very good! People really responded well to the band. Very Happy We would highly recommend the band! John-Mower County Fair 2013
  • “They put on a great show!!!  They sounded great and have a great light show.  Ryan is a fun and energetic singer!!” Dan, Brown County Fair 2013
  • “Great!! They did an awesome job! Want them back next summer for sure!!!”
- Parks Marina, Lake Okoboji, IA
  • “Did a nice job!! We had a very good evening. They held the crowd! We were very happy with the band!!”
-Rutabega Festival
  • “It was packed!! The biggest crowd we have ever had! Beer sales were up! Great Job!” 
-International Falls Bass Tournament
  • “Great!! Very good job! We love the band!!”
- Houston County Fair
  • “Fantastic! We were very happy with the band! Excellent!! Very professional, great to work with and very nice people!!!”
- Rush City Music Fest
  • “Very good! Everybody loved them! We would recommend the band highly. They drew very well.” 
- New Brighton Stockyard Days
  • “Thank you for performing at Rock n The Docks to support the LaCrosse Area Family YMCA’s Stong Kids Campaign! I received many wonderful comments about your music and talent.  You played an integral rule in helping us strengthen our community by raising funds to provide discounted memberships to low-income families, adults and children.  I hope you enjoyed the event!!” Thank you again! - Amy Holte – Financial Development Director - LA CROSSE AREA FAMILY YMCA’S
  • “The band was AMAZING!!  We have had them for the last two years and if we continue with this event, will have them again! We would ABSOLUTELY recommend the band!!  Thank you very much!!” - Jenna Hansen: Pacer Center
  • “Brat Pack Radio was wonderful – just a pleasure to work with. They are a very talented band.” - Becky McClain- Little Falls Dam Festival 2013
  • “The Band did a great job. They were polite, professional and talented. Our crowd really liked them.” - Randy Pfaff, Sparta Butterfest, Sparta Wisconsin
  • “It was amazing, the show was great. I would anticipate a call back for next year’s event. I was told by the company president, that they have never had so many people on the dance floor or people out for as long as they were. Personally, it was the most fun I have had in years. ZERO complaints.” - Aimee Streif, Sil-Pro (Private Event)
  •  ”They did  very, very well! I would highly recommend them!” Jim Linder Barn Bash Owatonna Minnesota 2013
  • “We were very happy with them. People really had fun. We would definitely recommend this band.” Robert-Cross Lake Music Series 2013
  • “They did awesome, a really good job! We’d hire them back in a heartbeat and would highly recommend them.” Jon-Cannon Valley Fair 2013
  • “We were thrilled to have Brat Pack Radio perform at our wedding, and thank you for the congratulations! They were fabulous and have been all the rave since our wedding. Everything ran smoothly and as planned!” -Alyssa Metcalf (Now Wiczek)
  • “The band was really good, very talented! Everybody is raving about them, we’ve had many complements. We had over 5,000 people! They are also just super to work with, and we want them back for next year!!” - Dave, Catfish Days 2013
  • “They were amazing! We had the best crowd in years! I would highly recommend this band.” -Tina, Sherburne County Fair 2013
  • “Everyone enjoyed the band very much! I’d like to have them back. Just had a bigger crowd than the security could deal with!!” -Greta, Spring Creek Moto Cross 2013

 

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Sample Song List

  • Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ – Michael Jackson

  • Don’t Stop Believin’ - Journey

  • Jesse’s Girl – Rick Springfield

  • Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi

  • Mickey – Toni Basil

  • Footloose – Kenny Loggins

  • Material Girl – Madonna

  • Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice

  • Rapper’s Delight – Grandmaster Flash

  • Push It – Salt N Pepa

  • Can’t Touch This – M.C. Hammer

  • Kiss – Prince

  • Raspberry Beret – Prince

  • Little Red Corvette – Prince

  • 1999 – Prince

  • Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

  • Freedom ’90- George Michael

  • Workin’ For The Weekend – Loverboy

  • 99 Red Balloons – Nena

  • Get Into The Groove – Madonna

  • Kids In America – Kim Wilde

  • Jump – Van Halen

  • Another One Bites The Dust – Queen

  • Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol

  • Take On Me – A-ha

  • You Spin Me Round – Dead Or Alive

  • Like A Virgin – Madonna

  • Girls Just Want To Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper

  • Sweet Dreams – The Eurythmics

  • Would I Lie To You – The Eurythmics

  • Don’t You Want Me – Human League

  • Whip It – Devo

  • Everybody Have Fun Tonight – Wang Chung

  • Easy Lover – Phil Collins

  • Get Into The Groove – Madonna

  • Straight Up – Paula Abdul

  • Girl You Know It’s True – Mili Vanilli

  • Bust A Move – Young M.C.

  • Nasty – Janet Jackson

  • Tainted Love – Softcell

  • Walk Like An Egyptian – The Bangles

  • That’s What I LIke About You – The Romantics

  • Rock Lobster – The B-52s

  • Blister In The Sun – Violent Femmes

  • Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash

  • Don’t Forget About Me – Simple Minds

  • September – Earth, Wind and Fire

  • Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO

  • Dance Until The World Ends – Britney Spears

  • Last Friday Night – Katy Perry

  • Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People

  • We Found Love – Rihanna

  • Cupid Shuffle – Cupid

  • Poker Face – Lady GaGa

  • Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake

  • Crazy – Gnarls Barkley

  • Crazy In Love – Beyonce’

  • Single Ladies – Beyonce’

  • Tell It To My Heart – Taylor Dane

  • Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley

  • You’re The Inspiration – Chicago

  • Manic Monday – The Bangles

  • Video Killed The Radio Star – The Buggles

  • I Wanna New Drug – Huey Lewis and The News

  • Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.

  • Let’s Go – The Cars

  • Photograph – Def Leppard

  • Mr.Roboto – Styx

  • Vacation – The GoGos

  • Maneater – Hall and Oates

  • Do You Really Want To Hurt Me – Culture Club

  • Heartbreaker – Pat Benatar

  • Crazy For You -  Madonna

  • My Sharona – The Knack

  • Glamorous Life – Sheila E.

  • Careless Whisper – Wham

  • The Warrior – Scandal

  • I Want You To Want Me – Cheap Trick

  • Owner Of A Lonely Heart – Yes

  • Tricky – Run D.M.C.

  • Walk This Way – Run D.M.C/ Aerosmith

  • We Got The Beat – The GoGos

  • Hold On Loosely – 38 Special

  • Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – The Police

  • After All – Peter Cetera/ Cher

  • No More Words – Berlin

  • Promises In The Dark – Pat Benatar

  • Treat Me Right – Pat Benatar

  • Call Me – Blondie

  • One Way Or Another – Blondie

  • Too Much Time On My Hands – Styx

  • Destination Unknown – Missing Persons

  • Words – Missing Persons

  • Just What I Needed – The Cars

  • Back In Black – AC/DC

 

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