The Cribb

The Cribb


Original rock in the tradition of great songwriters like Tom Petty, U2, the Rolling Stones and Neil Young.


The Cribb finds their identity through the roots of rock icons like the Beatles, Stones, Neil Young, The Replacements and U2, yet are still making their own sound.

They hail primarily from South Carolina, with the majority of the members being brothers. Rik, Billy and Derek Cribb got together to form a band and found lead guitarist Andy Carini to complete the quartet.

Rik Cribb, on lead vocals and guitar, had played in the ska band, SKWZBXX (pronounced “Squeeze Box”) and when they disbanded in 1999 he moved to Los Angeles to pursue music in a new environment. After arriving, he called his brother Billy and told him to pack up his bass guitar and move out. Now they only had to convince Derek, a phenomenal drummer who played in the reggae band Sol Driven Train, to leave school in Florida and join them out West. Derek jumped at the opportunity to play with his older brothers. The next and final piece of the puzzle came into place when lead guitarist Andy Carini showed up outside of Rik’s apartment/studio.

They have since played all over the west coast and have a solid following. Recently the band moved to Charleston, SC to further develop their grassroots fan base.

· Named by Music Connection as one of the top unsigned artists in Los Angeles.
· Have played shows with The Radiators, Marc Ford (Black Crowes), Rami Jaffee (The Wallflowers), Mark Bryan (Hootie and The Blowfish).
· Have played over 100 shows touring the West Coast (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Las Vegas, Phoenix).
· Sold out New Year’s Eve show (2003) in Charleston at Village Tavern (250 capacity) and broke alcohol sales record for a single night.
· Played the Contagious Collaboration Festival (Canadys, SC) in November 2003.
· Played the Medicinal Marijuana Festival at The Key Club in Hollywood, hosted by Bill Maher.
· Played the WIRED showcase at The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas on the Playboy stage.
· Review from Music Connection on our live show at House of Blues main stage in Los Angeles: “The Cribb is a group that has already realized their considerable potential. With time, they may expand their musical horizons, but their talent is full-grown. It’s now up to labels to discover this polished jewel of a band.”
· Charleston Post and Courier wrote, “More than half of the songs on the album (“Get By” “Better Place,” “Breathe,” “Wherever You Are”) represents the sort of material that some bands only dream of writing.”
· Glide Magazine wrote, “Theo Wilson Square is a record executive’s wet dream, full of catchy melodies and gently rockin’ songs about love, life, faith and dreams.”
· Received airplay on KLOS in Los Angeles as part of the Local Licks Spotlight.
· Receiving airplay on 96 WAVE in Charleston by the only free form program on the station hosted by The Critic.
· Receiving airplay at KSCR, University of Southern California’s college radio station.
· Featured as the December Artist of the Month for Charleston Barfly.
· Represented by Shane Tobin Management.
· Established working relationship with Monterey Peninsula Artists for non-exclusive booking opportunities with Kevin Daly.
· Booking by Experimental Music and Entertainment, LLC, Charleston, SC.


2003 - Theo Wilson Square (Goat Island Records)

Set List

We play anywhere from 1 to 3 sets depending on the kind of show it is. It's 90 percent originals with a few covers tossed in for extra flavor.

Original Songs: Get By, In The Middle, Better Place, We Speak, Ready To Fall, Wherever You Are, Love, Breathe, Are You Alive, Shine, Hold On, Hollywood Blvd., Don't Cry This Time, As The World Turns, How You Wanted It, Walk Away, The Healing, Carolina

Covers: She's So Heavy, Can't You Hear Me Knocking, Listen To Her Heart, The Seeker, Manic Depression