By Rayme Samuels
The 80’s are back in a big way. If you grew up in Miami during the decade of decadence you may remember dancing the night away to local group Eruption at your high school dance or house party. After twenty years, the cover band is back on the scene to fervently remind their fans of why the age of gold, glam and glitter goes down in history as the best ever.
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Their energy filled shows will make you forget your millennial preoccupations with carefree covers of Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, The Clash’s “Rock the Casbah” and Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s “Relax”. They actually get their name from an Eddie Van Halen guitar solo and fondly reminisce over playing in a converted garage in Little Havana the first time around.
“Being a cover band, it’s difficult playing other peoples music with real conviction. But since this is the stuff that we grew up on we have an emotional connection to it, so we do a better job than most,” said vocalist Rene Alvarez. Along with his counterparts [Joel Someillan (guitar & vocals), Carlos Lamas (bass), and Juan Wolf (drums)], Alvarez and the gang have illustrious day jobs, from engineering Grammy award winning songs, producing music festivals, to teaching special education and management in the private sector.
Whether throwing down in someone’s living room during a house party or going nuts in front of thousands of fans at Dolphin stadium, the members of Eruption will play with the same tenacity.
Visit their website at www.eightiesbyeruption.com.