Sykesville, Maryland, USA
BandRockClassic Rock

Crossfire is a family friendly band composed of five high school students ranging in age from 14 - 16. They have been playing classic rock, rock, pop and country at venues such as festivals, carnivals, private parties, concerts in the park, and the Hard Rock Cafe for almost four years now.


The Sykesville Middle School talent show is where it all began.
Tyler Atwell showed up for auditions, met a singer, and started Crossfire in the Spring of 2007. Since then, Crossfire evolved into a five member band that rocks every venue it sees. They have played the Hard Rock Cafe in Baltimore, Adventure Park USA, Lions Club, Sykesville Concerts in the Park Series, Sykesville Freedom District Fireman's Carnival, Sykesville Family Fun Day, Tanner's Touch Battle of the Bands Music Festival, Carroll County Ag Fair - opening for "Twenty for Seven" and the Hampstead Fireman's Carnival - opening for "Dean Crawford and the Dunns River Band".

Although we are young, we are seasoned professionals. Crossfire has been entertaining families for almost four years now. They get to shows an hour early to set up and make sure the sound is right. They start on time, and will keep the songs coming. They will promote their shows on Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, and MD Party. They already have a big fan base and will do their best to make your event a success.

Crossfire is very careful to keep their show family friendly. They carefully review song lyrics to make sure the songs are OK for small children to listen to. Their song selections cover classics from The Eagles, Journey and Bon Jovi. They perform modern country including songs from Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift and Jason Aldean. They also cover Pop music including Maroon 5 and Sara Bareilles, Alternative, and modern Rock including Paramore, Pink, Cold Play, Counting Crows, Extreme and Linkin Park. Check their song list for full details.

Meet the Band (:

Lead Singer:
Tay (14) has performed in cathedrals in London, Oxford, and Canterbury as a member of Carroll County’s Voce Viaggio choir. This group also won overall best choir at the Hershey Music in the Parks competition in 2008. Tay has also performed in the All-County chorus and All-County orchestra for Carroll County. She plays the piano, harp, and guitar. She has been very active in the theater, playing Juliet, and Bianca in local Shakespeare plays. People describe her voice as “pure.” Tay studies vocals under Larry Friedman, and guitar under Steve Colson.

Lead Guitar: Tyler A (15) got his first guitar when he was 9 years old, and began taking private lessons and performing shortly after. When the kids at his elementary school were playing “three blind mice”, Tyler was singing and playing songs by Green Day, AC/DC and Great White. Some of his first performances can still be viewed on YouTube. He had an acoustic duo act for about a year with Devon N as lead vocalist before forming the band Crossfire the next. Tyler recently had the honor of playing lead guitar with Rob Byer's band FADED iMAGE at River Watch, and he also played a guitar solo at the world famous Lyric Opera House at the Country Rock N Country benefit. In his spare time, he is working on putting together an acoustic act for smaller venues. Tyler takes private guitar lessons from Steve Colson, and private vocal lessons from Larry Friedman. His influences are his guitar teacher, formerly lead guitarist of Life or Death, Eddie Van Halen, Brad Paisley, Slash, and Keith Urban.

Keyboard: Patrick (16) continues to amaze audiences everywhere with his skill on the keyboard stemming from his nine years of classical training. He is currently studying under Robert Hitz. He has performed solo at many church events as well as private piano recitals. He credits his uncle, keyboardist for the internationally acclaimed band “No Strings Attached”, and his parents for getting him started. His influences are his teacher, Robert Hitz, his uncle, Randy Marchany, Journey, Linkin Park, Coldplay, The Fray, and Styx.

Drums: Josh (15) has 5 years experience on drums. He had a band called 3 Man Mosh, before joining Crossfire. He credits Neil Peart from Rush for being the reason he started playing drums. Neil Peart and Erik True, his drum instructor are his main influences.

Bass: Tyler E (14) got his bass at the age of 10. His father taught him Vertigo by U2 he practiced that song until he started lessons in 6th grade and started playing upright bass which he continues to play with the school orchestra. He was briefly in a band called Thermoshaft which performed a few local shows. He has performed and continues to perform on stage with his father's band, in some capacity, since he was able to walk. His influences are S.M.V., Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Rage Against the Machine, Briance Culbertson and Red Hot Chili Peppers.


Please see over 25 videos of our performances at our YouTube site:


Set List

1.All Because of You- U2 2.Before He Cheats- Carrie Underwood 3.Big Yellow Taxi- Counting Crows featuring Vanessa Carlton
4.Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'em)- Greg Kihn Band 5.Blvd of Broken Dreams- Green Day 6.Bubbly- Colbie Caillat 7.Canon- Pachelbel 8.Direction- Crossfire 9.Don’t Stop Believing- Journey 10.Famous in a SmallTown- Miranda Lambert 11.Hey There Delilah- Plain White T’s
12.Hick Town- Jason Aldean 13.Hit Me With Your Best Shot- Pat Benatar
14.Hotel California- The Eagles 15.I’m Yours- Jason Mraz
16.Johnny Cash- Jason Aldean
17.Jumper- Third Eye Blind (Yes Man)
18.Just Might- Sugarland 19.Kryptonite- 3 Doors Down 20.Life is a Highway- Tom Cochrane/Rascal Flatts 21.Love Song- Sara Bareilles 22.Love Story- Taylor Swift 23.Mississippi Girl- Faith Hill 24.More Than Words- Extreme 25.Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)- Journey 26.Simple Man- Lynyrd Skynyrd 27.Stand- Rascal Flatts 28.Stay- Sugarland 29.Sweet Child of Mine- Guns N' Roses 30.Teardrops on My Guitar- Taylor Swift