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The Cybertronic Spree

Near enough every kid ever born has dreamed, even if not all that seriously, of being in a rock band. There’s not a Transformers fan alive who hasn’t wondered how cool it would be to have powers like the robots in disguise. Most people grow up, though, and let go of those fantasies. Maybe they come back to visit them from time to time for a little light entertainment, but they stop taking them seriously – if they ever did in the first place. They got office jobs. They become normal, everyday people with normal, everyday jobs who tend not to transform into anything exciting.

That’s most people.

Hotrod, Arcee, Rumble, Unicron, Spike, Soundwave, Bumblebee and Quintesson are not most people. They’re The Cybertronic Spree and they held onto their childhood dreams. They fell in love with the 1986 The Transformers: The Movie and they refused to let go of that love.

Most specifically, what they loved was the soundtrack.

Today, this group of full grown adults tour the world rocking, partying and transforming. Well, mostly playing over-the-top hair metal music inspired by the soundtrack of that movie dressed as their favourite characters. In surprisingly durable costumes.

It is exactly as incredible to watch as it sounds. See for yourself:

If you happen to be in Ontario, Canada, this weekend, then you are in luck – because The Cybertronic Spree will be performing there at the Horseshoe Tavern. Though they don’t have any other shows lined up at the moment, fans around the rest of the world can keep up to date with their whereabouts on their website and check out more of their music on their YouTube channel.

While, of course, the main fare is Transformers themed stuff, the band is far from a one trick pony – as you can see by their equally captivating cover of the classic Ghostbusters track.

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