Red Crown Standard

Red Crown Standard


If Howl'in Wolf had a child with Alvin Lee, the child's name would be Red Crown Standard. Mixing original music and cover songs to create a sonic rush of rock infused with blues and jazz, RCS has played across the State of Wisconsin, to rave reviews. Using a classic power trio formula, RCS rocks!


Red Crown Standard emerged in June of 2006, from the ashes of a local Bay View band called Kindred. Three friends playing music for the joy of creation and performing. Our influences are Jimi Hemdrix, Buddy Guy, Alvin Lee, Marvin Gaye, and John Mayer. Our sound is guitar driven, which is enhanced by a solid rhythm section.

What makes Red Crown Standard special is the relationship it develops with an audience. Our belief is that it is a privilege to perform and that our job is to make an audience remember they have attended one of our shows. We interact with the audience; Martin and Samm walk into the crowd and perform in the crowd in the great Chicago blues tradition. We balance the traditions of our sound, with recent music and our own originals.

Most of our early work was done in the studio, as we worked on trying to perfect the sound we heard in our heads and our hearts. In August of 2006, a EP of original material was cut and the band started performing around Bay View and the Metropolitan Milwaukee area. In October of '06, the band had the first opportunity to play outside of Milwaukee, when it secured a gig in Madison. Shows in Appleton and Sheboygan soon followed. As the band has developed, so has its loyal fan base, which always seems to find a way to make it to one of our shows. Our most recent achievement was to be selected to play at the All Campus Battle of the Bands at UW-Madison.


Red Crown Standard- EP 8-06
Live at Rialto Hall EP 11-06
Red Crown Standard Vol ume II EP 1-07
Live at the Cantina EP 3-07
Live! LP 4-07

Set List

Jam in C#- Acoustic Original
Funky baby- Andrew Gelles
Pink Stillettos- Original
Insane- Original
Keep you hands off my woman- Original
Mary Had a Little Lamb- Buddy Guy
Burn/Vultures- Original/John Mayer
Heard It Through the Grapevine- Marvin Gaye
Music man- Original
Hey Joe- Jimi Hendrix
School Girl- Ten Years After
U Can't Touch This- MC Hammer

This is a single set of one hour. We can play a set from forty-five minutes to an hour and one-half and are able to play up to two sets.

Constantly writing and learning new material and play list is always updated and refreshed.