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Featuring Mark Rinzel (The Jupiter Deluxe, The Neutron Drivers and Bubble) – one of the few humans who can play bass and sing like 70’s era Sting, New York’s Finest boasts Oscar Bautista (Session musician, Broadway guitarist for “American Idiot” ) on guitar and Alan Camlet (Paul Collins Beat, Hoboken Recorders recording studio Producer/Engineer) on drums. They play with the intensity of the teenagers they were when cutting their teeth on The Police. Before the “Lute Album,” before he lived in a castle, before the seven-hour yogic sex sessions, and before that Harper’s Bazaar photo shoot, Sting was once cool. New York’s Finest will remind you just how much you miss that guy.
Crush of Empires is an original four piece alternative rock band born out of the New York City music scene, consisting of Earl Drummond (vocals), Steven Cimino (guitar), John-Paul Baker(drums,percussion, back up vocals)and Randy DeGesero (bass).
With a unique dark driven sound, Crush of Empires take the listener on an emotional journey from start to finish. They have played sold out shows at the legendary Irving Plaza, Gramercy Theatre and Webster Hall. They have also played numerous shows in and around the NYC area, including- month-long residencies at Arlene’s Grocery, Drom, Tammany Hall, and Six Flags Great Adventure.
Crush of Empires shattered expectations, with their Sold-Out EP Release Show on June 16th, 2012 at the Gramercy Theatre. Crush of Empires’ self-titled EP, co-produced by Grammy award winner Ron Allaire (Pantera, Keith Richards), deliberately showcases the band’s various talents. Their music screams loud with hard guitar and bass driven tracks like “Red” and “So Faded”, then paints an audible picture of life and love with “Water” and “Butterfly”, before leaving you wanting more with the straight forward and honest sound of “Secret”.
Crush of Empires’ collaboration between music fused with raw emotion truly sets themselves apart from the rest…You just have to hear them.