Erie Gets Drunk In Memphis

By Jenna Croyle

There is a new band in town that started only a few months ago and they are out of this world. Drunk in Memphis is made up of Russ Higby on Vocals, Mike Dattilo on Guitar, Shawn Brinker on Bass and Martydrunkinmemphis Light on Drum and is Erie’s newest, definitive 80’s hard rock band.

Looking the part of rock stars, not only does this band play all the songs you would expect, but also they do it so well. With guitar riffs that scream the classic, metal sound and a lead singer that belts out lyrics, this band surely gives you the look and feel of a true 80’s rock concert.

If you go to a Drunk In Memphis show expect to hear the band perform songs like “Say What You Will” by Fastway, “Don’t Cry” by Guns ‘N’ Roses, “Look What The Cat Dragged In” by Poison, and “Come Follow Me” by The Answer to name only a few of the popular tunes that we all know and love.

Just watching this band on stage, you can clearly tell that they love to have a good time and incite their audience to do the same, creating not just another band in a bar show, but a total knockdown, drag out party experience.

On Friday August 19, 2012 Drunk in Memphis opened for Skid Row at The Cove, Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio.

Skid Row formed in 1986 in Toms River, New Jersey, and is a successful hard rock band of the late 1980s and early 1990s with several multi-platinum albums. They became popular with their first two albums, Skid Row and Slave to the Grind, which are often considered their best-known works to date.

Their 1995 follow-up, Subhuman Race was also critically acclaimed but not as successful as the first two albums. Skid Row’s latest albums, Thickskin and Revolutions per Minute, came out in 2003 and 2006.

Sponsored by Harley-Davidson of Erie, the Drunk in Memphis band members do their jobs perfectly, playing each note as it was meant to be played, ensuring that each song, to say the least, does justice to the original artist’s music.

I look forward to seeing this band again, if you have not had the chance to check out one of their shows, I strongly suggest that you to do so. With Dekan by their side, Drunk in Memphis will be making the rip roaring musical magic that has already earned them the moniker of Erie’s party band amongst their rapidly growing fan base.

For more information on Drunk in Memphis along with show dates, please visit their website








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