Singing and performing was always the plan for Chicago native, Allen Cruz. Songwriting became a focal point while he dabbled in different bands through-out high school. After going to college for musical theatre, Allen set his sights on creating high energy pop rock in Canton, Ohio. In his adventures navigating through his new environment, Allen found Josh Huddleston, Ben Stover, and Andy Cernava to breathe new life and style into his solo acoustic songs.
Josh is an incredibly smooth electric blues guitarist with a sultry voice inspired by the famous John Mayer. Ben adds energized room filling drums with a passion for rock and country. Andy completes the band with creative skill and knowledge of the bass guitar, and a non stop smile on stage. A year of playing wineries, rock clubs, dive bars, birthday parties and weddings led The Galaxy to record their first album in 2014 called, “Talk About the Moon.” With big-band jazz inspired songs like, “Hugs n’ Kisses” to the angry Latin rock tune called, “Mirrors” The album has received high praise online, “Overall, this is an album that is enjoyable for multiple generations. It’s very mood-lifting and fun with a wide variety of genres blended together to give you something new and interesting.” (Bronlyn Thurman via teatimewiththemadartist.com)
Named after a popular comic book movie, Allen Cruz & The Galaxy have become the band to dance along with in 2015 into 2016. Their tight musicality, soaring vocals, catchy songwriting, impressive guitar solos, and exciting energy on stage has infectiously captivated audiences. Plans for a second album are on the way, along with a consistent schedule of live public and private events. Make sure to catch their awesome dance moves at a local show, replay their videos on Youtube, and follow this growing band as they show you their side of the pop rock universe.