Cross Town

Cross Town

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Cross Town is Christian Rock and Classic Rock/Blues - a Power Trio with a Memphis Soul feel and a Spiritual “Point Of View”!

Biography

Cross Town Debut Album Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: "DJ" Johnson, DJJ Artist Management Services, (602) 315-0168
Email: DJohnson@crosstown-band.com

CROSS TOWN DEBUT RELEASE "POINT OF VIEW
Phoenix, AZ - September 1, 2005

CROSS TOWN will release their first full-length CD, "Point Of View", nationally on Alethea Records Summer, 2006. The album was written, arranged and produced by David Van Kleeck and recorded by Cross Town in their Private "Disk Makers Partner" Studio - Jasongs Recording Studios, in Glendale, AZ. The album is comprised of 9 original songs and 3 cover songs by Robin Trower, totaling 12 tracks. Powerful guitar/keyboard based compositions and passionate performances by all, highlighted by Dave's soulful vocals and inspired guitar soloing, "Point Of View" brings the Power Blues/Blues Rock genres into perfect harmony with the Spiritual issues of Salvation, The Cross, Jesus and God's redemption of mankind through the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross. CROSS TOWN released an early version of the CD locally in the Southwest U.S. and over the Internet. The singles from the album, "To Die For Me", "Point Of View" and "Cosmos", have consistently charted, even into the Top 10 and received praise from around the globe.

The album also includes the piano based blues tune "Silvers Song", in honor of David's Dad. It was recorded "live" during a special recording session in memory of 'Silvers' passing and is a direct nod to the standard "piano bar blues" of old, but with a decidedly edgy and searing Blues Rock guitar taking the solo spot that guarantees to get your blood pumping! The cover tracks include Robin Trower's "In This Place", "Somebody Calling" and "Bridge Of Sighs", Robin's most recognized and requested song of all time.

CROSS TOWN's sound is a dynamic mix of Classic and Blues Rock with soulful vocals, inspired lyrics and powerful musicianship. "CROSS TOWN's songs are straight forward and thought provoking, their performances on stage are passionately powerful, CROSS TOWN pours their heart and soul into every performance! ... The High Note - Sept 2003"

Additional reviews:
Len Amsterdam Radio Review says, "An exciting ride throughout, very catchy material sure to be a big hit. One of the best new acts we have heard in a long time. Cross Town had us hooked from start to finish - a total powerhouse! A killer rhythm section, engaging intellectual offerings. This band is the total package! Cross Town really has something happening here! Cross Towns sound is as big as the Grand Canyon, a complete breath of fresh air." --Gil Powers, Len Amsterdam Radio...

103.9 ROAR Radio Review says, "If I could find good, inspired songs like this every day, I could put a CD on the station deck and go down to the pub for an hour and nobody would complain about missing my dumb quips between tracks. Good lyrics, good music and more important from my point of view, real fine listening." --Graham Henderson, 103.9 ROAR Radio, Esperance, West Australia

You can reach CROSS TOWN by email at CTB@crosstown-band.com. Their Official Websites are www.crosstownrocks.com and www.crosstown-band.com

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Cross Town BIO:
Cross Town is an L.A. Blues/Rock Power Trio with a Memphis Soul feel and a Spiritual 'Point Of View'!
John, Bob and Dave have played together for many years throughout the Southwest U.S.A. in various bands - always with ONE thing in common: giving every ounce of energy they have to provide inspired performances!
Says Dave of the band, "We have played together for so long that the energy and musicianship of our live performances reveal the depth of our commitment to respect the music, each other and the fans - ALWAYS!
Having a Spiritual perspective to our songwriting and giving solid, high-energy performances is another reason we hear great feedback from the crowds after a show. We constantly receive email and comments from all ages of visitors to the many Internet Websites we post to, about how our songs and lyrics touched them and helped them in some personal way! It just doesn't GET any better than that!"

Cross Town is a versatile band, equally comfortable in the "Opening" slot of a show for the Headliner or Headlining the show, filling a dance floor at the local club, and giving inspirational performances for a variety of Church functions or Community Events and Special "Benefit" performances.
On a personal note, Dave has always loved the music of Robin Trower and has covered Robin's music in every band he's ever been in. How incredible then is it, that he should by chance not only meet Derek Sutton (Trower's Manager), but also become Robin & Derek's Webmaster and have Derek himself manage Cross Town?! Says Dave about the situation, "It is a dream come true! I get to work inside the Trower Circle and help give back to someone who has inspired me so much AND I get to

Lyrics

To Die For Me

Written By: David Van Kleeck

TO DIE FOR ME

I remember the day that you found me
All alone by the side of the road left for dead
Kneeling down you put your arms around me
Gave to me of yourself from the Living Bread
Now I know what it means to be free
Sent your Son down to Earth To Die For Me

I'd been wandering lost, long on empty
Spent my time chasing dreams that should never be, never be
Never caring 'bout nothing or nobody-else
How could someone like You care for something like me?
Now I know what it means to be free
Sent your Son down to Earth To Die For Me

(solo)

Now I know what it means to be free
Sent your Son down to Earth To Die For Me

To Die For Me, To Die For Me

To Die For Me, To Die For Me
To Die For Me, To Die For Me
To Die For Me, To Die For Me
To Die For Me, To Die For Me

Music and Lyrics by David D Van Kleeck
Recorded LIVE by Cross Town
Bass: John Perry
Drums: Gilbert Estudillo
Sax: Tom Prater
Guitar: Dave Van Kleeck
Vocals: Dave Van Kleeck
©2003 Alethea Records (BMI)
(p)2003 Jasoné Music/Dicey Publishing Company

Point Of View

Written By: David Van Kleeck

POINT OF VIEW

Think of the Cross
tell me what you see
The wisdom of God or the death of a fool?
Tell me of the man
who laid Himself down for you and me
Can you tell me why He gave His life away?

If you knew the price that was paid for you
would you let it change your Point Of View?

A gift from above
The victim of God's sweet love
Plan of salvation the time is at hand
Convicted of crime
Enduring the pain and the shame
And died on a cross while He was praying my name!

He lived His life to show me The Way
He sacrificed what I could not pay
If you realized that He died for me and you
Will you let it change your Point Of View?

(solo)

He lived His life to show us The Way
He sacrificed what we could not pay
When you realize that He gave it all for you
Will you let it change your Point Of View?
Would you let it change the things you do?
To know that He gave His life for you
and me...

Music and Lyrics by David D Van Kleeck
Recorded by Cross Town
Bass: John Perry
Drums: Dave Van Kleeck
Keyboards: Dave Van Kleeck
Guitar: Dave Van Kleeck
Vocals: Dave Van Kleeck
©2003 Alethea Records (BMI)
(p)2003 Jasoné Music/Dicey Publishing Company

Hell To Live

Written By: David Van Kleeck

HELL TO LIVE

He spent his days going nowhere fast
Always running from a shady past
Though nothing's keeping him his hands feel tied
He's finding out there was nowhere to hide
You know,
He's got nothing left of his soul to give
He's made his own Hell To Live

She spent her nights in a dingy hotel
Seeking fortune from a wishing well
She wants to sleep but find's nowhere to go
Reaches out finding no-one to hold
You know,
She's got nothing left of her soul to give
She's made her own Hell To Live

Why do we always look for some way to even a score
Certain life is to blame for what We're going through
We need a new Point of View to help see us through

(solo)

How did we lose our way where did we go
Why can't we see the Light why won't we let go
Of all the things that keep holding us down
Sometimes the fight is just to stay above ground
Well if so,
We've got nothing left but our souls to give
We've made our own Hell To Live
It's time to forgive
To live and let live

Music and Lyrics by David D Van Kleeck
Recorded by Cross Town
Bass: John Perry
Drums: Dave Van Kleeck
Guitars: Dave Van Kleeck
Vocals: Dave Van Kleeck
©2003 Alethea Records (BMI)
(p)2003 Jasoné Music/Dicey Publishing Company

Discography

Albums previously released by Dave, John & Bob (as "The Dave Michaels Project") on Alethea Records are;
1. Crying Winds, released 1977
2. Lands Unknown, released 1978
3. Keeper Of The Portal, released 1979
4. Soul Sacrifice, released 1980

Among the tracks from the Cross Town debut CD "POINT OF VIEW" currently receiving radio and Internet play are;
1. Cosmos
2. To Die For Me
3. Point Of View
4. Hell To Live
5. Strollin' Blue (Pt.2)
6. Silver's Song
7. Bridge Of Sighs (Trower) Mech License secured
8. Somebody Calling (Trower) Mech License secured

Previous Releases by David Van Kleeck
1. Blue Moods 1 (1975)
2. Blue Moods 2 (1976)

Albums/Songs with David Van Kleeck appearing as musician and/or vocalist;
1. Song "Hey Little Girl" by Louise Peacock on ONYX Records in Canada featuring Dave on vocals
2. Song "Old Man In A Cadillac" by Don Paul Moore featuring Dave on drums.
3. Album "The Gift Of Son" by Harry Kaminski featuring Dave on Electric rhythm & lead guitars, Bass guitar, drums and garnering Producer/Recording Engineer credits.

Set List

CROSS TOWN ORIGINALS
#. SONG – ALBUM
1. Cosmos – Point Of View
2. To Die For Me – Point Of View
3. Hell To Live – Point Of View
4. Point Of View – Point Of View
5. Strollin’ Blue – Point Of View
6. Silver’s Song – Point Of View
7. Passion – Point Of View
8. The Light – The Light
9. Ain’t No Bed Of Roses – The Light
10. Carry Me Away – The Light
11. Minor Case Of The Blues – single release
12. Road Of Life – The Light
13. The Memory Of You – Crying Winds
14. Crying Winds – Crying Winds
15. Can’t Stop Now – Crying Winds
16. Missing The Feeling – Soul Sacrifice
17. I’m Yours – Lands Unknown
18. Without Your Love – Soul Sacrifice
19. Free Of You – Soul Sacrifice
20. The Portal – Keeper Of The Portal
21. Been A Long Time Coming – Soul Sacrifice
22. Where To Begin – Crying Winds
23. Without Reason – Crying Winds
24. Alpha Waves – The Light
25. Talk To Me – The Light

COVER SONGS
#. SONG – ARTIST
1. Cold Shot – Stevie Ray Vaughan
2. Crossfire – Stevie Ray Vaugha