Adrian Alvarez-Lead Vocalist, Guitarist

Adrian Alvarez-Lead Vocalist, Guitarist

Adrian hails from the rockin' West Texas town of El Paso, Tx. Rocker at heart from the early age of 5, he begged his mother to buy him his first rock album (KISS-Destroyer) when still in Kindergarten! Adrian began his musical career in the club scene at the age of 18, playing lead guitar and singing back-up harmony vocals with several popular cover bands throughout the years. As an accomplished self-taught guitarist, he took on the role as a member of "Alive in Chains" a well known Alice In Chains Tribute Band and also was lead guitarist for a nationally known up and coming Country/Rock artist 'Darby Ledbetter'. Adrian switched gears and formed a band as the Lead Vocalist.  He formed 'ARRIVAL' Journey Tribute band and performed in venues throughout Austin, Tx and surrounding areas. Adrian has continued his rock musical career performing with one of San Antonio's top tribute rock bands, 'ECLIPSE' A Tribute to JOURNEY & 80's Music. With his vocal talents, he has amazed and wooed many crowds who continue to enjoy the music of Steve Perry & JOURNEY. 


 

Ernie Basaldua-Bassist, Backup Vocals, Sound Engineer

Ernie Basaldua-Bassist, Backup Vocals, Sound Engineer

Born in the Chicagoland area, Ernie B. grew up listening to his father play country/surf rock guitar and would go with him, at a very young age, to the local taverns and listen to him play. He also listened to his uncle who played lead guitar in a rock band called "The Weed" back in the early 70's. It was hard not to hear his uncle's band rehearse using full stack Marshall amps in his grandmother's garage. Ernie B. started playing drums at the age of 9 and took to it very quickly. His family moved to South Texas in 1980 and Ernie B. soon picked up his father's guitar, and started his first band. By the age of 14, they were getting gigs around the area. Throughout his teenage years he would have formed three different bands and attend Musicians Institute in Hollywood California at the age of 16, for the summer course, and again at the age of 18, for the full course. He moved back from Hollywood to Texas and soon left to join a band in Ohio in the late 80's, who toured all throughout the Midwest and the Eastern and Southern States. He later found himself back in South Texas where he fell into professional recording, engineering at local studios. He also started doing live audio for the biggest sound company in the area at the time and worked with some of the biggest touring acts in almost every genre of music, all the while playing in cover bands and working on original music. He now lives in Austin,Texas and is doing music full time. Not only the full time bass player for Eclipse, Ernie B. also stays busy playing lead guitar with the San Antonio based Metal band Byfist, playing drums with Austin based Brass band World Gone Mad, and running Ernie B. Productions providing sound and lighting for live events and recording services.

Jimmy Norris-Lead Guitarist, Backup Vocals

Jimmy Norris-Lead Guitarist, Backup Vocals

Born in Taiwan from a military family, Jimmy moved to Texas at the age of 4.He picked up the first instrument at around age 5, but it took around age 15 to get one of his own. Music has always been the biggest influence in his life. He has played in countless groups as a guitarist over the years, covering just about every genre of music and has shared the stage with many national touring acts.

Roli Garcia Jr-Drummer

Roli Garcia Jr-Drummer

Jon Wheeler-Keyboards, Backup Vocals
               'Wheeler In The Sky'

Jon Wheeler-Keyboards, Backup Vocals

'Wheeler In The Sky'

'Minnesota Jon' began his love and appreciation for music at a very young age. He started taking piano lessons at the tender age of 5 years old and his parents had him singing for church services not long after that. After 13 years of private piano instruction and even playing drums for his high school stage band and singing in high school choir, he knew this was only the beginning. Jon also developed the unique God given talent of playing almost any song by ear along with the usual reading music via piano lessons...a gift any musician should never take for granted. Continuing on with his education, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance from a Minnesota college. He has performed in the Minnesota live music scene for over 25 years and also has written a few of his own songs throughout the years along with currently being an organist for his church. Jon joined Eclipse filling in occasionally starting in February 2016 and although he and his wife and dog still reside in Minnesota, he'll always be a part of the Eclipse band family.

SPECIAL THANKS GOING OUT TO OUR MUSICAL SUPPORT STAFF, WHO MAKE OUR 'JOURNEY EXPERIENCE' POSSIBLE FOR US WEEK IN AND WEEK OUT AS FRIENDS, MUSICIANS AND SOUND/LIGHTING PRODUCTION CREW.