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The CRY! / Bio

BIO: The CRY! Is a five-piece Rock 'n' Roll (Power-pop) band from Portland OR. With influences like The Beach Boys, The Ramones, and The Sweet, the band has re-crafted the 2 min. pop song for a new generation. The CRY! effortlessly merges 50's style vocal harmonies, the jangle of 60's pop hooks and the glam-rock attitude of the 70's with the raw punkish emotion of the Portland (OR) street culture from which they emerged.

Founded in 2011, The CRY!’s self-titled/self-produced debut album (released in Nov. 2011) was released/distributed by SP Records/Tokyo and Taken By Surprise Records/Munich. has sold-out six pressings (CD&12"LP) and earned rave reviews from Rolling Stone, Maximum Rock’n’Roll and dozens of other industry sources worldwide. On March 15th , 2014 the CRY! released their 2nd studio LP "Dangerous Game." Even before it's release the highly anticipated album earned high-praise within the power-pop/rock 'n' roll community and has garnered dozens of critical reviews. One label executive, after hearing a mix of the new album, summed up his critique in one word: "epic!"

In Sept, 2014 The CRY!'s "Dangerous Game: US Edition" was released for U.S. distribution. The collection features 13 tracks taken from the previous two Japanese and European releases and a never before released track "Last Thing That I Do"

The CRY! motto, “Never Suck,” has produced a professionalism, work ethic and sense-of-purpose typically seen in older well-seasoned acts. The band's hard work, upbeat energy, stage presence, hooky songwriting, and “DO-IT-YOURSELF” attitude have garnered over 100,000 views on YouTube , and a strong social networking fan-base.

General Info

Band Members
Ray Nelsen/Vocals & Guitar, Brian Crace/Lead Guitar & Vocals, Joey Bewley/Drums, Michael "Corsh" Cortichiato: Bass/Vocals, Victor Franko: Keyboards/Vocals
Artist Name
The CRY!
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/thecrypdx
Active Since
03/11
Genres
Pop / Power Pop / Rock 'n' Roll

Contact Info

Location
Fairview, OR
Manager
Monte Von Struck: Von Artists

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