Voted “Best Live Performance Cover Band” by the Northwest Music Awards Association, Hit Explosion performs authentic, classic 70’s and 80’s dance hits as well as hits from today, combining exceptional musicianship with an electrifying presentation. The group sets itself apart by its diverse and talented lineup, allowing for impressive reproductions of the original hits from the 70s, 80s and beyond. Since its inception, the band gained sudden success and has remained at the zenith of the “disco explosion” craze, an ensemble possessing a rare and unique chemistry, with that “special something” igniting even the toughest crowds. From college to corporate, from kids to seniors, Hit Explosion is notorious for their ability to captivate & energize diverse audiences.
Some of their performances include: New Year’s Eve at the Space Needle (for 25,000 people); New Years Eve (2006 & 2007) at EMP (3,000+ people) sold out in advance, the Bite of Portland (headliner); Bumbershoot; The Seattle Mariners “largest post game concert ever” (over 12,000); the Kingdome Implosion Party on Channel 13 (KCPQ); “News at Noon” live show on Channel 7 (KIRO); The Rosegarden (Portland’s 21,000 seat venue), The Showbox; regular sell-outs at The Crystal Ballroom (Portland); Portland Rose Festival (w/TV); performances at actor Bruce Willis’ club (The Mint) in Sun Valley; The Seattle Art Museum’s Black & White Ball; The Bacon Bowl; the Gorge Games; Poncho, WAC Jubilee; Medina Days; Pronghorn Club (Bend, OR); Sun River Resort (OR), the Seahawks’ Halftime & Players Parties; Pre-game/Halftime for the Seattle Sonics season opener & other games in Key Arena; The Bird’s Nest Music Fest (w/ Glen Frey) at the PGA Phoenix Open (Phoenix, AZ); Seattle Summer Nights on the Pier (the only regional headlining act, selling out 4,000 tix); the YellowStone Club (Big Sky, MT) & private parties for many other film & sports celebrities.
Microsoft, Intel, Boeing, Nike, K & L Gates, Y.P.O., Y.E.O., Rolls Royce, Big Fish, KOMO TV, Yoshita, AT&T and hundreds more, are choosing Hit Explosion above all other bands for their employee corporate parties. Paul Allen, Bruce Willis, Jack Sikma, and other celebs (and CEO’s) have been spotted on stage playing with the band. Bill Gates has even been spotted on stage with Hit Explosion at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Hit Explosion has played with other national acts including : Chaka Khan, Tower of Power, Kool & the Gang, KC & the Sunshine band.
In film, Hit Explosion vocalists’ performed in the opening track, “On FireSuite” of Smoke Signals, the feature film that captured both the Audience Choice Award and Filmmakers Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival.
Hit Explosion was voted “Best Live Performance Cover Band” by The Northwest Music Award Association and “Best Local Band” by The Eastside Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards. Group members were seen in life size murals (along w/ other celebrities) appearing to wait in line on the walls of the Seattle Nordstroms downtown flagship store.
The Seattle Mariners have described Hit Explosion as “Seattle’s favorite band.”
Last Friday night after Hit Explosion’s first set, a palpable cloud of steam rose off the body crush that packed not only the dance floor but every other nook and cranny of the brick-walled basement. They clearly love this music and their audience. – The Seattle Times