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From St. Catharines, ON. Crutch brings a new edge and sound to the ever changing face of music. Armed with an arsenal of influence, catchy riffs, clever lyrics and attitude they are taking the Niagara Region by storm!
Within the first 6 months of the band landing on the local scene they won the 2011 Niagara Music and Arts Expo Battle of the Bands, Played on 91.7 Giant FM Live To Air, and earned a Niagara Music Awards Rock Group of the Year Nomination. In 2012 they made the top 10 of 97.7 htz fm's picks of the top local indie bands during their 25th anniversary party contest, played a prime slot during Canadian Music Week at the Hard Rock Cafe in Toronto, as well as playing the annual Niagara S.c.e.n.e Festival 2012 & 2013. The year 2013 has been a very eventful year as well and Crutch has showed no signs of slowing down. It saw Crutch become finalists in 977 HTZ FM's Rocksearch 2013 (as well as finalists in '12), earning 4 Niagara Music Award nominations and taking home the Rock Band of the Year 2013 award, have been in several news articles and entertainment publications, and opened for Canadian Recording Artists Finger Eleven, Brighton Rock, I Mother Earth, Anvil, and David Wilcox. Currently the band is in the studio recording their second full release "The Downfall of Mankind" due for release in fall of 2014 with the possibility of a third release in summer/fall of 2015.
Crutch has been rocking the doors off of every venue they have played including venues like The Opera House, Barracuda Pretty, The famed Lee's Palace, The Hard Rock Cafe and many more.
Influenced by countless bands and solo artists, Crutch's style and definitive groove sound like no other. Their "in your face" style of Hard Rock music is guaranteed to get you hooked.
Its members Sharkey, Marshall, J Blaize, Stingray, and Peej come together as a constantly evolving hard rock act! If you have not seen Crutch live you are missing a fresh, new, and exciting band that guarantees musical satisfaction!!