Takes us Back to Old World

February 24, 2023 by Jimmy Alvarez & Traci Turner
Sometimes the future is right in front of us, but looks like the past. Such is the case with Orange County’s favorite ‘80s cover band, The Reflexx. In addition to giving us music that we love, they are taking us back to Old World in Huntington Beach.
For many of us, our early 20s were spent hitting up some of the coolest clubs in SoCal, and several of our favorite haunts in the OC and LA were just a hop, skip, and a jump away. We loved Goodies in Fullerton, The Kingdom of Dancing Stallions in Buena Park, The Golden Bear in HB, Fender’s Ballroom in Long Beach, The Cuckoo’s Nest in Costa Mesa, and how about Gazarri’s on the Strip? For the locals, we loved, loved, loved Old World in HB – or as it is officially known now, The Biergarten at Old World HB.

With their “Fridays I’m in Love” series, The Reflexx will send us back in time and deliver the sounds from the key musical era of our life: Depeche Mode, The Cure, Simple Minds, Tears for Fears, A-ha, A Flock of Seagulls, Devo, and Duran Duran of course.

But this ‘80s concert series comes with a twist! Along with the kick-ass Reflexx tunes, the band will do what they did at the festival shows – they become a temporary backing band for some of the biggest acts from back in the day. For instance, they recently featured Tim Polecat, front-man from The Polecats, who had that monster hit, “Make a Circuit with Me.”

The extremely talented musicians of The Reflexx – Greg Craycraft (lead vocal / guitar), Alex Medina (keys / sequencing programming), Chris Lytle (guitar / bass), and Russ Simms (drums / backing vocals / sequencing programming) – have already landed some of our favorite singers for the series. On March 24th, Tim McGovern from Burning Sensations will hit the stage, May 5th has Kon Kan’s Kevin Wynne, and Gene Loves Jezebel, Red Rockers, EBN OZN, and Josie Cotton are on board as well!

Onstage, The Reflexx is best described as electricity personified. I first caught them at The Totally ‘80s festivals and was super impressed. The band is beyond dynamic and packs a punch, and Craycraft is a magnetic front-man. Their music is definitely a time-machine experience for Gen X, but it is also an exciting show for music fans of all ages.
Get your dancing shoes out and get ready to go back in time and relive the magic that was the ‘80s through its unforgettable music!