A Sampling of the Songs We Play


From the ashes of Exit 272 Oakland, FL and from the same garage where it all began [now with new paint and few couches] comes the band Eighteen87. 

Based in historic West Orange County, FL, and named after the year the town of Oakland was founded, Eighteen87 is proud to call Oakland its home base. 

“We are definitely NOT your average cover band”, former Exit 272 member and Eighteen87 lead guitarist David Alan Bruce says. “Our set list spans the decades! We are here to mix it up, bring them into the experience, and make them say 'Wow…must see them again!'” 

We fill our song list with music everyone loves, everyone remembers, and bands rarely play. In addition, we play a few originals that will become an earworm to most. 

So when you're able to catch a set, sit back and relax, or get up and dance, and most importantly enjoy the music and the memories. Visit our website to see our latest live events, and demos, and to contact/connect with us. 


David Alan Bruce

Lead Guitar/Vocals


Lead Vocals 


Lead Guitar/Vocals

David Alan Bruce is a native Angeleno from Los Angeles, California. His music career began as a songwriter in his early teens, and he played in bands throughout his early 20s. He co-founded the LA-local rock band 'Nightwatch' that played the infamous Sunset Strip, and clubs in Hollywood like the Troubadour. 

David has always maintained focus on his songwriting career. He's successfully created 3 albums, 12 singles and works alongside music producer Jamie Stoffa. His most recent single, "Invincible" is now available on Spotify and on his website.

"Eighteen87 is simply a group of great musicians and good friends with a mission to deliver the songs where people say, 'Hey, I know that song' yet, other bands dare to tackle them. We’re having an amazing time and want to take all those willing to join us
on the ride”. ~ David

Gregg Knudholt's musical trip started in the mid-'70s in the small town of Shields, Michigan.  As a drummer in the early days of his career, Gregg started as an Elvis impersonator and later moved on to what we consider today as classic rock.

In the late '70s, Gregg joined up with one of the most powerful rock bands in central Michigan.  Working with Syd Arthur enterprises, the band never stopped working, traveling through Ann Arbor, Lansing Michigan south to Ohio,  Illinois, and various other stops along the way.  Recording songs at Watermelon Sugar Studios for a local "Best of the Best" Album, his band had over 20 originals and 60 plus covers ready for any gig show.

Gregg left Michigan in the '80s and moved to New York City. He went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Sciences to study the craft of acting and ended up at the late Robert Patterson's studio where he spent six years perfecting his acting skills.

Today Gregg is very excited about Eighteen87 and putting together great tunes. 

“My mission is to play music that everybody loves, everybody knows the words, everybody sings along.  That's the best". ~ Gregg

Sam King is a central Florida native that has played music professionally for 25 years. He started playing at age 14 and was soon in the first of many bands. After relocating to Orlando, Sam played in various cover bands. A 3 year stint in the band Mean Season included co-writing and recording a full length album "Pitch Black". In recent years, he has played extensively in central FL with Sticks and Bones, Keeper, and Pair of Kings. A recent highlight for Sam was performing on the main stage at Leesburg Bike Fest. 

Sam is currently having a blast playing guitar in Eighteen87.

“I’m looking forward to bringing our eclectic mix of songs stage near you” ~ Sam


Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet

I’ve Done Everything For You - Rick Springfield

Life During Wartime - Talking Heads

25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago

Just Like Heaven - The Cure

My Own Worst Enemy - Lit

Vertigo - U2

The Way - Fastball

One Thing Leads to Another - The Fixx

Times Like These - Foo Fighters

Believe - David Alan Bruce

Just Passin’ Through - David Alan Bruce

Shout - Tears for Fears

China Grove - Doobie Brothers

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen 

Rockin’ in the Free World - Neil Young

Pink Houses - John Mellencamp

Hey Man Nice Shot - Filter