Classic Alternative of the '80s
EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF THE 'NEW WAVE' ERA
Torn (Official Music Video)
In 2019 and 2020, The Vurge opened for legends Berlin, Oingo Boingo (former members), and A Flock of Seagulls. The band was on hiatus during the COVID pandemic closures but resumed performing at venues in Southern California until their final performance on 5/19/23. With members now living in three different states, they said farewell to their fans. The have not ruled out the possibility of a reunion show in the future...
ABOUT THE BAND
The early 1980s post-punk era spawned an entirely new genre like nothing that had ever been heard before. The birth of 'alternative' music changed popular music forever. The Vurge takes the various forms of music of the era and brings to them a hint of sophistication; something akin to the performances of the legendary Bryan Ferry. The band performs songs from artists like Iggy Pop, The Smithereens, The Psychedelic Furs, Adam Ant, David Bowie, REM, Echo and the Bunnymen, INXS, The Fixx, Roxy Music, The Smiths, New Order, B-Movie, Talk Talk, Soft Cell, The Stray Cats, The Violent Femmes, Billy Idol, The Ramones, Tears for Fears, Simple Minds, U2, and more.
Throughout the course of their musical histories, Gary Putman, Victor Mena, Bret Hardy and Ruben Villasenor have won over the hearts of music lovers at venues large and small.
With expert musicianship, three vocalists, and a repertoire to match your favorite '80s Alternative playlist, the group's high-energy performances are earning the admiration and affection of critics and fans alike.
A CHANGE IN DIRECTION
This video was shot during a live performance at The Canyon at The Rose in Pasadena, Ca. in 2019. It represents the energy and originality The Vurge is bringing back to early '80s alternative music.
Thank you for six amazing years!