CROOKED EDGE

CROOKED EDGE

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"Crooked Edge's well-wrought, meaty and occasionally technical oeuvre, while standing out from the currently emo- and screamo-obsessed fringe-rock pack, balances heft and catchiness ably enough to attract fans of just about any guitar-driven subgenre." - Scott Harrell/The Weekly Planet

Biography

“Crooked Edge ‘s well-wrought, meaty and occasionally technical oeuvre.... balances heft and catchiness ably enough to attract fans of just about any guitar-driven subgenre,” - Scott Harrell/Creative Loafing (formerly Weekly Planet)

CE is originally made up of Chris Splendore (drums), Jeremy Runkle (guitar/vocals), and Scott Mobley (guitar/vocals). However, they truly established themselves with the additions of Danny Gonzalez (lead vocals) in 2003 and the latest joining by Conrad Petzinger (bass/vocals). Since that onset, the Tampa Bay area band has grown into a highly energetic performance playing with great passion and emotion. Their distinct sound and relentless attitude has made them one of the most well-known and respected punk-rock bands in the state of Florida.

“Ready Aim Fire,” the new EP released this November on No Filler Records, has already begun to generate hype around Florida gaining them local radio interviews and recognition.

With the previous release of “Deliver Us From Emo” (04), CE was chosen as a top 10 finalist out of more than 7,000 bands nationwide for the Pure Volume/Takeover Records “Sign My Band Contest.” In 2005, Crooked Edge performed on the Ernie Ball Stage at the Vans Warped Tour for the second consecutive year. They have been featured on various DVD’s and compilation CD’s.

In just the past two years, CE has shared the stage with many great bands including: Sum 41, Yellowcard, The Used, Story of the Year, Taking Back Sunday, Everclear, Lit, Lost Prophets, Coheed & Cambria, Matchbook Romance, Skindred, Authority Zero, The Matches, Crossfade, Riddlin' Kids, A Wilhelm Scream, Over It, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Rock Kills Kid, Smoke or Fire, Glass & Ashes, Much The Same, Near Miss, Hey Mike, Ever We Fall and more.

In addition to their hard-earned success, Crooked Edge strongly believes in giving back (mainly to their surrounding community) and has played numerous benefit shows including MTV’s “Rock the Vote,” the American Red Cross disaster relief, “Not One More” (a non-profit organization raising awareness of missing children), and the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.

In the upcoming months, Crooked Edge will be touring statewide and nationally in support of “Ready Aim Fire.” CE is on the move and with what they have in store for their fans and new listeners, you will not want to take your eyes off of these guys.

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Lyrics

Photo Album

Written By: Crooked Edge

Four long years of ups and downs A photograph can capture all but sound
With each page collecting dust
Year by year, relations rust
It's my fault but am I really sorry?
I sit down and turn the page
To absorb those memories of days when we felt love and not a heartache
I never meant to take your heart And dismantle all the parts
I'm really sorry but I'm sure that I will get what I deserve
The photo album never lies
I've lead the tour to our demise and I know we're fading fast
And I'll always have your photograph with me
Realizing all I have, you're everything to me
So please fill me up don't leave me empty
And promise me with all this time we've spent
My smallest faults you now resent Don't break away from this investment
Save me, won't you save me from me
Cause I never meant to take your heart
And dismantle all the parts
I'm really sorry but I'm sure that I will get what I deserve
All I have
All I have left it your photograph

Discography

- "Ready Aim Fire," No Filler Records (2006)
- "Deliver Us From Emo," self-released (2004)
- "Sickness in Motion," self-released (2003)
- "Bands Doing Battle" Florida Compilation, (2005)

- Streaming and downloadable songs available at:
www.myspace.com/crookededgemusic
www.purevolume.com/crookededge

www.CROOKEDEDGE.com
Phone: 813.928.6778

Set List

7-12 song setlist (roughly 25-45 minutes depending on show schedule) including:
Photo Album
We Stand Still
Alibi
Take These Scars
Pictures of a Better World
Race For Arms
Who Can I Trust
Torn Between
Red Sky
Hand in Hand
Progress
Starring Down the Eye