About Nite Wave

Formed in 2011 after answering a Craigslist Ad, Nite Wave is a band passionate about 80s New Wave and putting on a night you'll never forget. We have had the privilege of being hand picked by Billy Idol to open up for him on tour and have also shared the stage with 80s Pop Icon Tiffany!

Everything from Prince to Depeche Mode to Duran Duran to INXS and more! 

Nite Wave pays homage to the artists who designed a decade and bring a certain energy to their shows that is unique and infectious. 


Nite Wave Opens up for Billy Idol

The story of how Nite Wave lead singer Michael, got Nite Wave to open up for Billy Idol at Seattle's famous Showbox SoDo.

The event,started by a website called PlayMyBirthdayBillyIdol.com, created by Nite Wave's Michael, raised over $17,000 for The American Red Cross and Northwest Harvest.

Check the video features by Good Morning America, The Associated Press and CNN.


Nite Wave performs with Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go’s 


Nite Wave performs with 80s Pop Icon Tiffany 


Nite Wave performs with Clive Farrington of When in Rome


NIte Wave was asked to be featured on NBC Portland's Prime Time feature "Mic Check". Check out the feature on The Best 80s Party Ever! (So Far) and Nite Waves take on all things 80s New Wave.

Meet The Band


Michael - Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar/Bass/Keys

Michael has 80s in his Blood. His parents named him after former INXS lead Singer Michael Hutchence. 

He enjoys Event Marketing and following the San Jose Sharks.

Favorite 80s Bands - Apollonia 6, Sade and Metallica.

Favorite 80s Movie - Weird Science


Jim - Keys/Vocals/Bass

Jim spends his time as a personal trainer practicing the art of keeping in that 80s shape! He rocks the keys and enjoys break dancing!

Favorite 80s Artists - Patrick Swayze, Don Johnson

Favorite 80s Movie - Goonies

Evan - Bass/Keys/Vocals

Evan is a huge fan of the 80s. He formed a Cure cover band called Fascination Street which had huge success. You can find him dusting off his Men at Work or Pet Shop Boys tapes on the weekends.

Favorite 80s Bands - Duran Duran, Arcadia

Favorite 80s Movie - View to a Kill

Jeff - Drums

Jeff is a professional musician and really love solos. He has been nominated several time for being the best drummer in the Pacific Northwest. Did we mention he has a gong?!

Favorite 80s Band - Rush

Favorite 80s Movie - Spinal Tap

Dave  - Lead Guitar, Bass, Keys, vOCALS

Dave is the master shredder on lead guitar! A gentleman who has been performing in live bands across the world, Dave can whip up a face melting solo at any time!

Favorite 80s Band - Psychedelic Furs, Van Halen

Favorite 80s Movie - Sixteen Candles

Super cool to have Nite Wave's first EP is available NOW! 4 tracks of 80s New Wave Classics (Blue Monday, Tenderness, Relax and Major Tom). Recorded in Summer 2017, Produced by Spencer Mertel

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