This website is dedicated to Erin Cruise's professional career, from the late 1980's in New York City, to her current music projects based out of south Florida, some 30+ years later.
Erin began singing publicly at the age of 5, but her professional career began after she earned a Broadcasting degree from Iowa State University in 1984 and was working at KSFY-TV in Sioux Falls, SD where she was hired to do local commercial jingles in addition to her writing/producing job at the station. From there, she moved to NYC in 1987 and began singing commercial jingles, performing live at various venues with singer/songwriter, Charlie Allenson, and eventually met Vito Albano, former drummer of Alive 'n Kickin' and Bruce Sudano, of Brooklyn Dreams, and began recording original music with them at a studio off of Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn. Between 1989-1992, they released 4 singles with Bruce's Purple Heart Records - "Never Enough" and "No Way, Jose" both club hits and "Waiting For You" and "Cold Shower" both radio hits. Erin performed live at numerous venues all along the eastern seaboard, touring with artists like, Eddie Money, James Brown, The Smithereens, CeCe Peniston, Jillian Lennon, Woody Harrelson and Michael Damien. Erin married in 1992 and her contract with Purple Heart Records ended at the same time. She went on to join a local cover band headed by Al Craven while continuing to pursue another record/production deal. Erin was doing open mic nights at Le Bar Bat on West 57th Street in NYC where she met Billy Seidman, a local songwriter. They collaborated for nearly two years, and co-wrote and recorded together, songs like "Hometown" and "Wreckin' Machine" among others. They shopped a record deal in Nashville in 1995 but to no avail. Erin continued to work for Al Craven and in 1999 she established her own band with co-founder, Christine Tambakis, called SistaGroove. They performed around the metropolitan NYC area until 2002 when Erin established her own business, Cruise Control Music, after relocating to Harrisburg, PA. There she has spent 20 years heading up Duos, Trios, and a full band, providing live music for South Central PA. She now resides in south Florida, writing original music, with two songs currently featured in two independent films, "Call It In The Air" and "Joseph" both by creator/director, Brian Verchick, while continuing to perform live and she has most recently picked up the concert ukelele during the Covid-19 lockdown and is playing and singing with her longtime acoustic duo/trio partner, Ken Uhlmann, in their newly named duo, Endless Summer.