GenresGlam rock, Metal, Rock, 80's Top 40, Cock Rock More...
LocationOmaha NE United States
Sounds LikeYour favorite 80's hair bands
Digital Locationwww.3dinyourface.com musicpage.com/3dinyourface
HistoryMember since: 09/10/2011 Year Founded: 1999
- Original material: 02 hrs : 00 min
- Cover material: 03 hrs : 00 min
- CDs released: 3
- CDs sold: 7000
- Digital songs sold: 350
- Original Songs:
- Average Draw: 3,000
- Largest crowd: 10,000
- Have sound: Full PA
3D In Your Face is the nations number one 80's hair tribute band. Hailing from the great state of Nebraska, 3D In Your Face has taken this none stop party around the country for over 10 years. Big hair, loud guitars, pyro, 3D In Your Face embodies the soundtrack from 1989. Also releasing three album of original material on Perris Records, 3D In Your Faceis the total package. If you are ready to "Stand Up and Shout", and "Want Nothing But A Good Time" come check out 3D In Your Face you wont be disappointed.
Kearney HubApril 05, 2012
OMAHA — Sam Morris of the hair band 3D In Your Face lives in the 1980s, when everything was bigger and brighter, not to mention over the top.
“We are for real,” he said following a weekend of performing in Wayne. “We do all ’80s hair rock ‘n’ roll music with loud guitars, over-the-top light show and over-the-top costumes. Everything’s bigger and brighter.”
Just like the 1980s.
Guitarist Morris and his three bandmates will stop in Kearney for two shows, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday at Shooters.
With a lack of bands on tour, Morris said, the demand for live, fun entertainment grows every day.
“We play the songs the way they were written, just like on the record,” he said. “Not a lot of bands are playing rock ‘n’ roll these days. There’s a big market for people who want to go out to a bar and pay their $5 to see a live show. We’re trying to bring the fun aspect of the ’80s back into the music.”
Kearney HubJanuary 22, 2004
It was the best of music, or it was the worst of music depending on who’s telling the story. But there’s no doubt it was loud, costumes were flashy and hair was big.
It was 1980s heavy metal, and it’s at Maxwell’s Live in Kearney through Saturday thanks to the Omaha tribute band 3-D: In Your Face.
The band formed in 1999 when three veteran musicians and heavy metal fans decided to revive their favorite musical genre. Bassist Alan King said the one of the group’s first gigs was at the Z-92 Freakers Ball. At the time, none of them knew the band would be a long-term project.
“We were all kind of apprehensive,” he said, about what audiences would think of “a bunch of guys jumping around in spandex.” But after the concert, 3-D began getting bookings and haven’t stopped playing since.
From the beginning, King said, they knew that a 3-D show would have to be produced just like the high-energy spectacles of the 1980s. The band not only plays music from that era, the members dress in 1980s-style costumes and deliver choreographed moves to each song. There is also, of course, an elaborate light show while they’re on stage.
“It’s all about putting on a show,” said King, whose stage persona is named Hot Rod. Each of the four members of 3-D has his own character to play, with guitarist Michael Bockman performing as Slyd’R, guitarist Bill Roundtree taking the stage as Trigger and drummer Dan Owens becoming Animal.
King said 3-D plays regionally, with dates in the Omaha area and surrounding states. He added that the band’s trying to expand its market, and is planning a national tour for this summer.
Wherever they go, King said, the members 3-D find many heavy metal fans.
“The ‘80s music seems to have come around. People want to hear it again,” he said, adding that over the years 3-D has played with ‘80s metal stars such as Poison and Nightranger.
“Every artist we’ve gotten response or talked to, they think we’re great,” he said.
While 3-D’s act is all about re-creating music from another era, the band also plays some original songs. King said the group has one compact disc out, and plans to release another in April.
“We’d rather be doing all our own material,” King said, and one of the band’s goals is to get recognition and a record deal for its original music. While that music is a new sound, King said it shows plenty of influence from the musicians’ favorite decade.
“We like to think that it’s 3-D, it’s our own, but it is still that (metal) genre,” King said. “It’s kind of like taking ‘80s music and putting it in the current century.”
April 08, 2000
On the local scene, the charge of the metal brigade can be heard from a new band called 3-D. This four-man cover band sounds and dresses the parts of your favorite ‘80s hair bands. Sunday night, I caught the band in action at the Ranch Bowl and was blown away-or, that is, blown back some 20 years-by the experience.
“I think heavy metal, as it was called, is just cycling around,” 3-D’s Alan “Hot Rod” King said. “People want to dance and have a good time. I think people are getting a little bored with things like the country line dancing.”
3-D is a sight for sore eyes. Band-mates King, Dan “Animal” Owen (drums), Bill “Trigger” Roundtree (guitar) and Jody “Jet” Kermoade (guitar) dress in vintage ‘80s clothing, complete with big hair, spandex and King’s furry boots. Their musical selections include songs from the likes of Motley Crue, Cinderella, Poison, Night Ranger, Iron Maiden, Hardline, Firehouse, Judas Priest, Kiss and Europe. In fact, most of these bands have gone back on the road in recent years to take advantage of the ‘80s comeback.
“Everything I was wearing was stuff I dragged out of my closet from 10 years ago,” said King, a blonde bombshell (for a guy). “I used to get a lot of flack about the boots because David Lee Roth had a pair of them, but I never throw away clothes.”
And some people just can’t throw the ‘80s out of their (sound) systems. King who works for a local sound and lighting company that does work for the Dave Matthews Band, said he wants 3-D to make it big on the cover band circuit-sort of like the Afrodisiacs, the Chicago-based disco band that has been playing weekly at the Ranch Bowl.
“Here it is, almost the year 2000, and I can end up touring and making more money than I did when this music was popular.”