The Proper Crooks
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The Proper Crooks

Clearwater, Florida, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009

Clearwater, Florida, United States
Established on Jan, 2009
Band Rock Alternative


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The Proper Crooks first formed in 2009 by Frontman / Songwriter Zach VanStratt.  Over the course of the almost six years of being active, the band has gone through only a small number of lineup changes.  2015 witnesses the return of original drummer, Gabrielle Glimore to the band.

The music is something...different.  With a diverse background in multiple musical styles varying from member to member, the songs are unique in a peculiar way; the sounds and ideas are derived from older music (The Animals, The Zombies, The Yardbirds, as well as 50's and 60's jazz and blues), but with a modern, edgier twist to them.  The Proper Crooks cover a broad spectrum, and have a wide audience appeal, being appreciated by an older crowd, as well as modern teens and college age people.

Aside from playing the standard venues (bars, pubs, restaurants, theatres, etc.), The Proper Crooks have been know to be active with a number of charities as well, having performed benefits for people with HIV, hemophilia, cystic fibrosis, and epilepsy.
2011 also saw them picked in the top 6 out of 200+ bands for the semi-finals in the Hard Rock Rising contest in Seminole, FL.

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