CROOKED

CROOKED

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CROOKED has established themselves as one the hottest and fastest rising independent acts in the country. The bands outstanding live shows are comprised of a unique blend of hard hitting guitar riffs, stunning melodic choruses, orchestral keyboards, compelling lyrics and unforgettable vocal melodies

Biography

CROOKED One-Sheet Press Release: 2008

Latest Info:

• Recently selected to open for KORN. (Saturday, May 23rd at Cellular Pavilion, Gilford, NH)

• Recently hand selected by MTV2 to open the Projekt Revolution Tour featuring LINKIN PARK, Chris Cornell, Atreyu, 10 Years, The Bravery, Hawthorne Heights and others. (Saturday, August 9th at Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA)

• Performed at the tenth annual Voodoo Music Experience (3rd year in a row) in New Orleans, LA featuring headliner NINE INCH NAILS on Saturday, October 25th. Other acts on this amazing three day event include: Stone Temple Pilots, Panic At The Disco, The Mars Volta, Angels and Airwaves, R.E.M, Lil' Wayne, Dashboard Confessional and many other great artists. (City Park)

• Nominated for THREE MUSIC AWARDS! by long-running famed L.A magazine "Rock City News" for the 14th annual "Rockies" awards, to be held on December 12th, 2008 in Hollywood, CA. CROOKED earned a nomination for "Best Hard Rock" group (Three years in a row!) while frontman James Gabriel brought in two noms for: "Best Male Vocals" (Three years in a row!) and "Best Outstanding Frontman" (Two years in a row!).

• Recently completed production on new album with seasoned producer Tom Tatman (Stone Sour) and chief mastering engineer Eddy Schreyer (Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Korn).

• Hand picked by Myspace celeb FORBIDDEN (a.k.a Christine Dolce) to appear live in studio for an on air interview and acoustic performance (September 23, 2008). Forbidden Radio (NOW LIVE radio).

• Performed at The Voodoo Music Experience Festival featuring headliners Fall Out Boy and the newly-reunited rock heavyweights Smashing Pumpkins and Rage Against The Machine (October 2007).

• New album features special guest-musician appearances by Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares, American Head Charge keyboardist Aaron Zilch and Dope drummer Angel Bartolotta.

• New full length album and video to be released in June of 2009

Media:

• Over 196,000+ plays and 58,000+ friends on Myspace.

• 24,000+ active email addresses on mailing list and 800,000+ unique hits on official website.

• Recently completed a full-scale radio campaign targeting over 500 College Markets throughout the U.S, Reaching impressive numbers on the CMJ charts debuting at #57 on the TOP 100 (Loud Rock), #2 for Loud Rock Adds and a subsequent #2 position for Commercial Specialty Adds

• Radio play for "Falling" at KSJO (peaking at #2 position/"Homegrown" specialty), WAFF Boston (Promotional spins for the groups WAAF-sponsored Locobazooka Festival appearances), WXPL Fitchburg, KRAB Bakersfield, KRZR Fresno.

• The success of their recent college radio campaign caught the attention and prompted celebrated industry news website FMQB (Friday Morning QuarterBack) to write an article on the band on their touring ethics and CMJ charting success flatteringly entitled "Crooked conquers the DIY scene".

• Press Coverage in CMJ, FMQB, Rock City News, All Access Magazine, Zero Magazine, S.F Bay Gaurdian, Noize Front, The Local Planet (Spokane, WA), and oversees publication Nocturnal Hall (Germany).

• Receives (past and present) press coverage and support from popular music news websites Blabbermouth.net, theprp.com, blistering.com and metaljudgement.com.

Appearances:

• Has relentlessly toured nationally in the U.S sharing the stage with rock heavyweights Linkin Park, Staind, Nine Inch Nails, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Disturbed, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sevendust, Shinedown, Blue October, Chris Cornell, Atreyu, Lacuna Coil, 10 years, Smile Empty Soul and the recently reunited Smashing Pumpkins and Rage Against The Machine.

• Performed at the New Orleans Voodoo Music Experience Festival (three years in a row 2006, 2007, 2008/NM stage)

• Performed at the WAAF Boston sponsored "Locobazooka" Festival (Performed Main stage and 2nd stage) and Locobazooka pre-parties on 3 seperate appearances.

• Performed at the KRAB radio (Bakersfield) sponsored event "Freakfest" at the Famosa Raceway supporting Adema, Kottonmouth Kings on the main stage.

• Completed several national and regional tours. Including a 20 date national U.S tour as direct support for Professional Murder Music (ex- Geffen Records Recording Artists), hitting nearly every major U.S market.

Other:

• Endorsements from: Schecter Guitars, Coffin Case, EMG Pickups and Fright-Rags clothing.

Management:: Jean Hansen for JHANSEN Management
Email contact:: jhansenmgmt@yahoo.com

Press::
Email contact:: press@crooked1.com

Legal Representation: Ed R. Hearn Esq.
Email contact:: legal@crooked1.com

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.crooked1.com
MYSPACE: www.myspace.com/crooked

Discography

"Medicate" (2009)
Produced by: Tom Tatman (Stone Sour), Eddy Schreyer (Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Korn).

"Halo" (2005)
Produced by: former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, Eddy Schreyer (Slipknot, A.F.I, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold)

Set List

For 15 to 20 minutes support slots:

INTRO (1:20)

1. Falling (3:19)
2. Mistake (3:35)
3. Inside (3:48)
4. Without You (3:16)

For 30 to 45 minute support slots:

INTRO (1:20)

1. Falling (3:19)
2. Mistake (3:35)
3. Inside (3:48)
4. Control (3:54)
5. Shadows (3: 28)
6. Requiem/Keyboard intermission (2:49)
7. Find Your Way (3:46)
8. Without You (3:16)

For headlining 1 hour + sets:

INTRO (1:20)

1. Falling (3:19)
2. Mistake (3:35)
3. Inside (3:48)
4. Control (3:54)
5. Shadows (3: 28)
6. Requiem/Keyboard intermission (2:49)
7. Find Your Way (3:46)
8. Only the strong (3:30)
9. Waste (4:19)
10. Zero Hour (2:50)

Encore:

11. Without You + Outro (3:16)