New England's #1 '80s Band!  

"The Future Heavies" cover the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s, from Blondie and Madonna to Pat Benatar and Stevie Nicks. 

"The Future Heavies" are perfect for a summer evening concert. Since July 2015, "The Future Heavies" have performed summer concerts in Bloomfield, Bristol, Canton, Farmington, Haddam-Killingworth, Hamden, Killingly, Monroe, Morris, Prospect, Thompson, Westbrook, Weston, Woodbury, and Willington. 

"The Future Heavies" cover tunes by A Flock of Seagulls, The Bangles, Blondie, Bryan Adams, Cyndi Lauper, Eurythmics, The Go-Go's, Hall and Oates, Heart, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Journey, Katrina and the Waves, Loverboy, Madonna, Michael Sembello, Nena, The Outfield, Pat Benatar, Paul Simon, Prince, Shannon, Stevie Nicks, Survivor, and Tom Petty. 

"The Future Heavies" are fun, professional, danceable, and affordable for festivals, outdoor events, fairs, reunions, special occasions, and audiences of all ages. The band features two female lead vocalists, keyboards, guitar, saxophone, bass, and drums, with members from Cheshire, Hamden, Harwinton, Middletown, and Monroe:

The Future Heavies

New England's #1 '80s Band!

Alice-Anne - lead vocals 
Wendy Berry - lead vocals
Dustin Kreidler - saxophone
Greg Marshall - keyboards
Ron LaRosa - guitar, backup vocals  
Mark Crino - bass 
Andy Chatfield - drums

Three members of "The Future Heavies" also cover the best in alternative/indie, grunge, folk rock, jamband, pop, and rock from the 1990s as part of The Usual Lebowskis.

Shows

Previous events

Aug24

The Future Heavies debut in Cromwell

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Riverport Park at Frisbee Landings, 1 River Road, Cromwell, CT 06416

New England's #1 '80s Band, "The Future Heavies" will perform for the first time as part of the Cromwell Summer Concert Series at Riverport Park at Frisbee Landings, located at 1 River Road in Cromwell.

"The Future Heavies" will play from 6:30pm to 8pm featuring the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s, from Blondie and Madonna to Pat Benatar and Stevie Nicks.

Dress in your best 80s style and join the fun! Pack a picnic, bring a blanket or chairs, sit back, and enjoy the show. Food and ice cream trucks will be on site, with Relish This selling hamburgers and hot dogs, and Blue Chip Creamery selling ice cream.

The rain date for this concert is Thursday, August 25, 2022.

This concert is made possible by the Cromwell Recreation Department. Held in conjunction with the Cromwell Belden Public Library as their summer reading wrap up including face painting and tie-dyed shirts.

Derek Monahan will be subbing for bassist Mark Crino at this performance.

Jul20

The Future Heavies return to Woodbury

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Hollow Park, 43 Hollow Road, Woodbury, CT 06798

New England's #1 '80s Band, "The Future Heavies" will perform for the third time as part of the Newtown Savings Bank Summer Concert Series presented by Woodbury Parks and Recreation in Hollow Park, located at 43 Hollow Road in Woodbury.

"The Future Heavies" will play from 6:30pm to 8pm featuring the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s, from Blondie and Madonna to Pat Benatar and Stevie Nicks.

All concerts and parking at Hollow Park are free of charge. If you are able, please bring a non-perishable food item or toiletry item for the Woodbury Food Bank.

"The Future Heavies" previously performed in Woodbury in 2021 and 2020.

https://videos.rep-am.com/2021/07/news-videos/future-heavies-performed-at-hollow-park/

Jul8

The Future Heavies debut in Middletown

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B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge #771, 44 Maynard Street, Middletown, CT 06457

New England's #1 '80s Band, "The Future Heavies" will perform for the first time in Middletown as part of the Friday Night Summer Music Series "On the Patio" at the Elks Lodge #771, located at 44 Maynard Street.

"The Future Heavies" will play three sets from 6:30pm to 10pm featuring the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s, from Blondie and Madonna to Pat Benatar and Stevie Nicks.

Free admission and open to the general public. A great summer night venue to enjoy with family and friends. Food and drinks available for purchase with cash from the pub menu.

Pete DiGennaro will be subbing for Greg Marshall on keyboards at this performance.

Jun30

The Future Heavies return to Farmington

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Farmington High School, 10 Monteith Drive, Farmington, CT 06032

New England's #1 '80s Band, "The Future Heavies" will perform for the third time in Farmington, kicking off their summer concert series with the 35th annual Ice Cream Social next to the baseball field at Farmington High School, located at 10 Monteith Drive.

The ice cream social starts at 6pm. Music begins at 6:30pm with opening act Ken Cooley and Family. "The Future Heavies" will play from 7pm to 8:30pm featuring the best hits in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s, from Blondie and Madonna to Pat Benatar and Stevie Nicks.

There will be free ice cream sundaes from Ben & Jerry's until 8pm with a non-perishable or a $4 cash donation to the Farmington Food Pantry. Toiletries appreciated.

Order dinner for take-out from Olive Bar + George's Pizza (located at 9 School Street in Unionville - a five minute drive from the concert venue) and 10% of your purchase will be donated to the Farmington Food Pantry. Mention the concert when ordering.

"The Future Heavies" previously performed the best of the '80s as part of the Farmington Summer Concert Series in 2020 and 2019. In 2020, they shared the bill with "The Usual Lebowskis" (featuring three of the members from "The Future Heavies") who covered alternative/indie, grunge, folk rock, and jamband music from the 1990s to close the show.

This concert is made possible by Farmington Community and Recreational Services and is sponsored by Frontier Communications. Mobile stage provided by Farmington Motor Sports.

Jun24

The Future Heavies return to Westbrook

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Westbrook Town Green , 1179 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498

New England's #1 '80s Band, "The Future Heavies" will perform for the fourth time as part of the Town of Westbrook summer concert series in the Westbrook Town Green gazebo, located across the street from Wilcox Energy at 1179 Boston Post Road.

"The Future Heavies" will play from 6pm to 8pm featuring the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s, from Blondie and Madonna to Pat Benatar and Stevie Nicks.

The rain date for this concert is Sunday, June 26, 2022.

"The Future Heavies" previously performed in Westbrook in 2021, 2019, and 2018.

This concert is made possible by Westbrook Parks and Recreation.

https://westbrookct.us/Calendar.aspx?EID=4784

May21

All-Campus Tent Party with "The Usual Lebowskis"

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Andrus Field, 55 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, Connecticut

Celebrate with classmates, graduating seniors, and families as part of Wesleyan University's Reunion and Commencement Weekend - all are welcome!

Hear the best pop and rock music from both the '80s and '90s in one night under the tent on Andrus Field with an all-star band featuring members from "The Future Heavies" covering new wave, R&B, and dance music from the 1980s, and "The Usual Lebowskis" covering alternative/indie, grunge, folk rock, and jamband music from the 1990s. The group is led by drummer Andrew Chatfield MALS '19 and includes lead vocalists Alice-Anne and Wendy Berry, keyboard player Pete DiGennaro, saxophonist and guitarist Dustin Kreidler, and both Derek Monahan and Aaron Read on lead and bass guitar.

DJ Mario Torres will close out the night spinning a 90 minute set until 1am.

Per COVID-19 campus visitor guidelines, all guests at Wesleyan's 190th Commencement Ceremony must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means receiving a booster shot within 30 days of CDC eligibility. Following current CDC and Connecticut Department of Public Health Guidelines, and with everyone’s safety in mind, plans are subject to change if conditions necessitate. Thank you for your flexibility!

https://www.wesleyan.edu/rc2022/events.html#Saturday

"The Future Heavies" return to Westbrook

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Westbrook Town Green , 1179 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498

"The Future Heavies" will perform for the third time as part of the Town of Westbrook summer concert series in the Westbrook Town Green gazebo, located across the street from Wilcox Energy at 1179 Boston Post Road.

"The Future Heavies" will play from 6pm to 8pm featuring the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s.

The rain date for this concert is Sunday, August 1, 2021.

"The Future Heavies" previously performed in Westbrook in 2019 and 2018.

This concert is made possible by Westbrook Parks and Recreation.

"The Future Heavies" return to Woodbury

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Hollow Park, 43 Hollow Road, Woodbury, CT 06798

Bring a blanket or chairs, pack a picnic cooler, and enjoy the '80s rock cover band "The Future Heavies" as they return to Woodbury to belt out their best tunes as part of the Newtown Savings Bank "Sounds of Summer" Concert Series presented by "What's On In Woodbury."

Alcoholic beverages are not allowed. Take in the beauty of a wonderful small town while relaxing with family, friends, and neighbors. A perfect way to break up your weeknight routine.

All concerts and parking at Hollow Park are free of charge. If you are able, please bring a non-perishable food item or toiletry item for the Woodbury Food Bank. "What's On In Woodbury" is a collaboration between the Woodbury Public Library, Woodbury Parks and Recreation, and the Woodbury Senior Community Center for free programming.

"The Future Heavies" are New England's #1 '80s Band. The six-piece band covers the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s.

203-263-3113

Thompson Recreation Summer Concert Series

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Riverside Park Softball Field, 815 Riverside Drive, North Grosvenordale, CT 06255

COVID - 19 Connecticut Outdoor Concert Guidelines * Fifteen feet between blankets/lawn chairs and family/household groups * Masks worn when not seated at your blanket/chair * Hand sanitizer available

"The Future Heavies" will cover the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s as they perform as part of the Thompson Recreation Summer Concert Series for the first time. Vocalist Wendy Berry from the band "High in the '80s" will be subbing for Alice-Anne. Wendy Berry was also a member of "The Glamour Girls."

"The Future Heavies" cover tunes by Bananarama, Bruce Springsteen, The Buggles, The Cars, Cyndi Lauper, Duran Duran, Hall & Oates, Huey Lewis and The News, The Human League, Journey, Katrina and the Waves, Madonna, Men at Work, Modern English, Nena, Pat Benatar, Prince, Robert Palmer, Tommy Tutone, and U2.

In the event of inclement weather, this concert will be canceled. Cancellations will be announced on www.thompsonrec.org and on WINY.

860-923-9440

Farmington Summer Concert Series

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Staples House Green, 2 Monteith Drive, Farmington, CT 06032

Hear the best pop and rock music from both the '80s and '90s in one night on the Staples House Green (F-Hill) next to the Farmington Library. "The Future Heavies" cover new wave, R&B, and dance music from the 1980s, and "The Usual Lebowskis" cover alternative/indie, grunge, folk rock, and jamband music from the 1990s.

Stop by the On the Go Smoothie Cafe table for some healthy and tasty treats. Don't forget blankets and lawn chairs. Masks are required outside of designated "social circles." Please note: due to COVID-19 restrictions, public restrooms are not available.

"The Future Heavies" (featuring five of the six members of "The Usual Lebowskis") previously performed the best of the '80s as part of the Farmington Summer Concert Series in 2019.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2634708843409010

860-675-2540

Please note that this year, because of COVID-19 limitations, this concert is being offered to Woodbury residents only. Please bring proof of residency with a license, registration, or tax bill/mail upon entering. Masks required, along with social distancing. Audience numbers will be limited by state regulations at the time of the concert.

Woodbury residents can bring a blanket or chairs, pack a picnic cooler, and enjoy the classic '80s pop band "The Future Heavies" as they belt out their best tunes. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed. Take in the beauty of your wonderful small town while relaxing at a social distance with family, friends, and neighbors. A perfect way to break up your weeknight routine.

All concerts and parking at Hollow Park are free of charge. If you are able, please bring a non-perishable food item or toiletry item for the Woodbury Food Bank. "What's On In Woodbury" is a collaboration between the Woodbury Public Library, Woodbury Parks and Recreation, and the Woodbury Senior Community Center for free programming.

"The Future Heavies" are New England's #1 '80s Band. The six-piece band covers the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s."The Future Heavies" cover tunes by Blondie, Bruce Springsteen, The Buggles, The Cars, Cyndi Lauper, Duran Duran, Hall & Oates, Huey Lewis and The News, The Human League, Journey, Madonna, Men at Work, Modern English, Nena, Paul Simon, Prince, Queen and David Bowie, Robert Palmer, Tommy Tutone, and U2. The band features two lead vocalists, keyboards, guitar, bass, and drums.

203-263-3113

 

In May 2022, an all-star band featuring members of "The Future Heavies" and The Usual Lebowskis performed the best pop and rock music from both the '80s and '90s at the All-Campus Tent Party on Andrus Field in Middletown, Connecticut as part of Wesleyan University's Reunion and Commencement Weekend.  The celebration with classmates, graduating seniors, families, and alumni took place the night before Wesleyan's 190th Commencement Ceremony. Watch videos from the performance on YouTube.

 In May 2017, "The Future Heavies" and special guests performed all of the Beastie Boys "Licensed to Ill" album in celebration of the 30th anniversary of its release in November 1986, and in memory of MCA who passed away in May 2012. Watch the entire performance on YouTube

In 2016, "The Future Heavies" were finalists in the "Locals Live" competition held in the Wolf Den, and were the featured band at the "TerrifiCon" Afterparty on the Rooftop, at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT.

Past events have included:
 
--three "Second Chance '80s Prom Party" events for 100.9 K-Hits FM, which were held at the Port ‘N’ Starboard at Ocean Beach Park in New London, CT (2019, 2018) and at the Montville Polish Club in Uncasville, CT (2017).
--a private 80th anniversary celebration in 2017 for the employees of LEGO in Enfield, CT.
--a private party for Mountainside Treatment Center employees and their families, held at South Farms in Morris, CT (2021).
--a "Back to the '80s" 30th anniversary party in 2018 for The Shops at Somerset Square in Glastonbury, CT.
--a special performance for "Back to the Future" Day in 2015 at Stella Blues in New Haven, CT (featured on WTNH's "Connecticut Style").
--the "Library After Hours: '80s Night" in 2019 at the Cheshire Public Library in Cheshire, CT.
--the annual "Barbecue and Rock" held in 2019 at the Weston Field Club in Weston, CT.
--a "Back to the '80s" adult dance in 2016 to benefit the Spring Glen PTA at the High Lane Club in North Haven, CT.
--the Cheshire High School Choir's "Choral Rock Rhapsody" concert in 2017 in Cheshire, CT.
--the 47th Van Nationals at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in 2019 in Greenfield, MA.
--a private 50th birthday party in 2018 at the Elks Lodge in Manchester, CT.

Other appearances by "The Future Heavies" have included the following venues:

--Bleachers Sports Bar and Restaurant, Bristol, CT.
--Chicago Sam's Sports Bar and Grille, Cromwell, CT (for CT Nightlife Events and Entertainment's 2018 "Battle of the Bands")
--Legends Sports Bar and Grill, Bristol, CT.
--The Main Pub, Manchester, CT.
--The Maple Tree Cafe, Simsbury, CT.
--Parrott Delaney Tavern, New Hartford, CT.
--Pitt Stop Sports Bar, West Palmer, MA.
--Rumbleseat Bar and Grille, Chicopee, MA.
--Sully's Pub, Hartford, CT.

 

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