I finally saw the synthpop band Synful Pleasure a couple of weeks ago and they were really good. They took the stage with two keyboardist, one drummer with an electroic kit, and a tenor singer – not a guitar in sight. They played exclusively covers from the 80s (Safety Dance, West End Girls, et. al. ) and did a really solid job. They stayed focused on danceable tracks and had the audience up and on the floor.
It was interesting hearing them in contrast to normal rock bands. The drums and bass were HUGE and filled out the low end in a way you normally don’t hear. This did end up compromising the mid range a bit as it was squeezed from below but the singer’s tone was light and high enough to soar above it all even if some middle range synth riffs were buried.
Good stuff. Catch them if you can.