Hovermode / Press

“Phil Cruz, despite his age, has an intensity that can take over a show, and P.J. Cruz wails away on the drums like his role model, former Who drummer Keith Moon.”

Jeff Berlinicke - Tampa Tribune

“The rock band – made up of kids ranging in age from a 13-year-old Eddie Van Halen-type prodigy to a 16-year-old singer who wears a preppy school uniform and gets perfect grades during the day but rocks out at night – is on the verge of something big.”

Jeff Berlinicke - Tampa Tribune

"Next up was "Hovermode" which included the winner of the guitarist competition, Phil Cruz. Phil is an amazing guitarist at this age and WOW is all I could say. He will have a long career ahead of him, that's for sure. The band includes PJ Cruz on drums, Rachel Simmons on vocals and Lynne Keegan Conner on Bass."

"Brothers PJ and Phil Cruz formed Hovermode. Phil, 12, is the guitarist, and a young man who oozes music, playing a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar as though the fret board was a playground for his fingers. PJ, 13, makes the wall of sound their music requires on the drums...Lynne plays her six-string bass like the professional musician she is...Fronting the band is Rachel, unabashedly belting out vocals that seem to supersede her petite frame."

"Philip Cruz entertains festival-goers on the electric guitar. He and his brother, P.J., form the band Hovermode. P.J. plays the drums."