Who Are L'80's Nite & What Were The 1980's Like For Them?
This Music City Princess was born to dazzle. Aly Sutton was raised in Marietta and attended the University of Georgia where she was a Football Cheerleader for the Dawgs. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles and modeled as a Barker Beauty on the famous game show, “The Price Is Right.” In 2006, Ms. Sutton returned to the South to focus on her singing career and claimed Nashville as her home. Aly performed at the Mtn. Country Music Festival along side of Carrie Underwood, Gretchen Wilson, LeAnn Rimes, and Jeff Foxworthy. Ms. Sutton soon became the Brand Ambassador for The Great Tasting Chili From Music City, Vietti Chili! For nine years you could see Aly every Wednesday night at Music City Roots, sponsored by Vietti, singing her chili tunes. Aly’s favorite 80’s song is Faithfully by Journey and her favorite hairspray is Aqua Net!
Frank Lopehandia is a Nashville native who has been playing locally for 30 + years. His musical diversity includes alt country, blues, and rock. Frank has fronted several bands over the years including a regionally successful original project with a significant local following in the late 90’s called Upstream. However, Frank is a true product of the 80’s, influenced by artists such as Prince and the Revolution , Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, as well as many of the 80’s “One Hit Wonders”. He is talented in many musical genres but his heart lies in all things 80’s. Hobbies : Music ( playing and seeing live music), watching football and riding motorcycles. Asked about his motivations for playing this music, Frank said, “My goal is to give our fans not just a show, but an authentic and memorable 80’s concert experience. It’s a give and take relationship with them. We could not do what we do without their energy and inspiration.“
Kevin Lee McBride
Kevin Lee McBride started playing professionally in the mid 80’s. As a working musician, he played clubs, in theatre pits, touring the U.S. regionally, playing at SXSW in Austin Texas, on WSM radio, and a he spent a year playing internationally with USO. Kevin is excited to be keeping the great music of the 80’s alive with L80’s Nite.
John Sullivan grew up in a musical family in Chicago, and was playing the Blues with his Dad and Uncles by the time he was 6 years old. Although John plays guitar and bass (his favorite), he was originally a drummer. His band was playing shows all over the Chicago area by the time he was 11 years old, and he has played nonstop ever since. John’s band ‘Loudmouth’ was signed to Hollywood Records in the late 90’s, and their song ‘Fly’ was featured in the movie ‘Varsity Blues’. The song reached the top ten and earned John a gold record. He toured with artists such as Metallica, Megadeth, Sammy Hagar, Kid Rock, and Slash, getting to hang out with many of his musical heroes. John and his wife relocated to Nashville in 2019 where he continues to enjoy playing music, and really appreciates the warmer weather!
Robbie Rhodes® is a singer-songwriter, raised in the small timber community of Roseburg, Oregon. He had a precocious interest and enthusiasm for the stage. By the age of 14, he was headlining stages of the “Silver Triangle” of Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada as part of an Elvis tribute show. Once those show runs ended, Robbie decided to explore other musical projects. His band, “Scarlet” won Rock Wars 1986 in San Diego, California. Robbie has toured the world with various acts. He and his bands have shared the stage with groups such as, Night Ranger, Quiet Riot, The Georgia Satellites, The Edgar Winter Group, and the Scorpions. As an actor, entertainer and working musician, Robbie has many film, television and recording credits. Robbie was most recently co-lead in the stage production, “The Two Kings” at Sammy’s Showroom, Harrah’s, Reno. About L’80’s Nite, Robbie said, “The 80’s were a very cool time in music and entertainment…even the clothing styles were unique. It’s so much fun to see the joy in the faces and hear the singing-along from the crowds. Those shared moments are magical!”
For Tyler Bloomfield It all started with a Mother's Christmas gift to her son. A Sony cassette player and two cassettes "Vital Idol" from Billy Idol and Quiet Riot's "Metal Health". After that a love for music inspired him to play guitar, but an unintentionally inherited gift from his late uncle would put the path under his feet. "My first guitar was a cheaper acoustic that my uncle left after he died in a car accident". But my first electric guitar (Also, from my Mother) was what I really loved. Loud, raucous rock and roll - the louder, the meaner, the better. I always loved hard rock and metal but I also love pop music melody and anything that makes people want to have a good time and party. I have played in Rock and Metal bands around Nashville for the last 20 years.” Tyler has previously performed in - The real thing: a Faith No More Tribute, Candyland (80's and 90's pop/rock) KungPow! (80 and 90's pop/rock) The Eric Hamilton band (Southern Rock) Submethod (Hard rock/ metal) Community Spoon (Hard rock/Metal).