County, California USA
Smetana - Lead vocals, guitar
Jeffrey (JP) Sterzer - Lead guitar, backing vocals
Dax Maddocks - Lead vocal, guitar
Brett Scott - Bass
Johnny Glover - Drums
evolution of popular music is an interesting thing to watch.
As trends come and go, there are certain things that must
stay the same. Things like melody, hooks and songwriting are
as vital today as they were 50 years ago. Despite the current
trends toward anger, cynicism, vulgarity and crass commercialism,
Scarlet Crush have worked hard to tap into those ever-present
elements of pop. "Some people would say we're a throwback
in some ways, but the fact that the new Beatles album spent
all those weeks at #1 says a lot about the value of good songs,"
says founding member and chief songwriter Jeff Smetana. "Just
because we're not mad at the whole world like a bunch of whiny
middle class brats doesn't make us irrelevant. Most of what
you see today is posed anyway. For us, this is reality. Good
times, good music, it's not that hard to understand".
in 1998, the Orange County band has hit its stride and feels
the time has come to reach out to as many music fans as
possible. "We are ready. We've worked hard and now
is the time for us to really move forward," Jeff says.
Having spent most of 2000 in the studio and on the club
circuit, the band is releasing their full-length debut,
"Worth Waiting For", May 1 on their own independent
label Roughedge Records. "After several months of negotiations
with different indie labels, we just couldn't find a good
fit. We are still open to the right deal, but we are also
having a great time doing it ourselves. We enjoy this business
and work well together. We've made some great friends."
and recorded by O.C. pop standout Walter Clevenger, the
album blends radio friendly rockers, sweet mid-tempo gems,
and jangly hip-shakers together for a real listening treat.
Reviewers and fans have likened the bands sound to the Beatles,
Squeeze, Crowded House, Oasis, and Jellyfish, among others.
With strong songs, tight harmonies and high-energy live
shows, the band provides an engaging presence on the music
scene and has developed quite an enthusiastic following.
Guitarist and vocalist Dax Maddocks, lead guitarist Jeff
(JP) Sterzer, bassist Brett Scott and drummer Johnny Glover
pour themselves into Smetana's compositions with precision
and power. All versatile professionals, these guys have
what it takes to go the distance. Watch for the record,
and watch for great things from Scarlet Crush. Despite the
long road, the best things really are "Worth Waiting
just released our first CD this month (May 2001). Here's a
quote from one of the local scribes that summed it up pretty
nicely: "For those of you who rejoiced when the Beatles'
'1' album knocked off the Backstreet Boys and spent 10 weeks
at the top (30 years after they broke up!), I offer you Scarlet
Crush. With a healthy respect for the past and a premium placed
upon the power of songs, Scarlet Crush conjure up a magical
mix of sweet, hypnotic rock for the people. Let your ears
be refreshed by this Orange County band's debut release "Worth
Waiting For" on Roughedge Records. On this solid 12 song
effort, the boys have crafted songs about girls, records,
and God (or is that redundant?) that will charm you with their
melody and charge you with their energy. Teaming up with O.C.
pop standout Walter Clevenger (of WC and the Dairy Kings),
Scarlet Crush have blended their American roots with their
Beatle boots and the results are sure to satisfy!"
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and far reaching, but certainly The Beatles, Led Zeppelin,
Crowded House....lots of the old stuff, really. As far as
our contemporaries, we dig Radiohead, Creed, Dada, Travis,
that kind of stuff. I guess everything we
hear influences us one way or another. One of our local faves
is The Tories, a band that we've done many gigs with and are
happy to call our friends.
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