AWESOME NEWS FANS!!!! Big Crush has been selected as one of the 6 finalists for The Toronto Blues Society 2013 Talent Search!!! This is a great honor and we are so excited! The other talent we are competing with are amazing, and no matter what the outcome, being part of it is what really matters! We will be performing on Saturday, June 8th at 9pm at The Dominion On Queen (500 Queen St E, Toronto). We will keep you posted! http://torontobluessociety.com/2013/04/2013-talent-search/
I can't believe we are almost in June! But what an awesome month May was!! Big Crush threw a fundraising event for The Red Door Family Shelter www.reddoorshelter.ca . It is an emergency shelter for homeless families, abused women and their children. It was incredible to see the support of the community at the event! We held a silent and a live auction, ad 50/50 draws, games, door prizes and all kinds of other fun things to do..not to mention two kickass sets of blues/rock music!!! We ended up raising $3783.25, and over $1000 worth of toiletries/diapers/formula for the families in need!
We realized at this event, how much of a difference a few people can make if they only choose to take the initiative. We made that choice, and I hope we inspired others to make that choice also!
We decided that from here on in, we have to do something at every show to make a difference! Not only through our music, but by taking it one step further..spreading awareness and involving people in making a change! So, at every show, we will have tickets for sale. There will be a draw in the 3rd set, and the winner will get a CD or a T-shirt, and all of the proceeds will go to The Red Door Family Shelter!!
Here's to making a difference!!!
It has been a crazy couple of weeks for Big Crush since the CD release! We are thrilled at the response we have been getting, and the fan base just keeps growing! After the radio show last Sunday (UNIR1radio.com) with Frank Cosentino, we had some great interest from the States and Europe. Lots of exciting things are in the works..If you are in the GTA area this weekend, come check us out at Schuey's Bar and Grill, tomorrow night (Friday 15th) to see what the buzz is about!! Peace..JS
Tune in to http://www.unir1.fm/ tomorrow at 1pm EST to hear Frank Cosentino's radio show featuring Big Crush, and our new album 'Temptation'!! We are so happy to be included in the playlist of this awesome internet station, based out of Albany, NY!! We will be doing a live radio interview in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
Now available for purchase online at www.bigcrushband.com, the debut album ‘Temptation’ by BIG CRUSH is a hard hitting, heavy riffing, sexy blues-rocker from start to finish! Joanna Swan’s strong, passionate vocals complement Dave Bayley’s exciting and tasteful guitar work throughout. The album is full of intense new songs that tell stories of love and loss, hunger and heartbreak, all framed perfectly with catchy musical arrangements that bring them to life. This band's fantastic version of the Supremes/Vanilla Fudge song “You Keep Me Hangin' On” will definitely rock your blues away!
Hey everyone!! I have to say...I am totally blown away by the support we are getting for tonight's CD release!! When we started this project just over a year ago, there were big plans for BIG CRUSH! It is all coming to fruition and with your help, we are making it happen bigger and faster and better than we had ever dreamed!! Now, on to the next level..and we are takin' you all with us!!! Peace and love to you all..JS
The new Big Crush song "Temptation" makes it's radio debut this Sunday Dec 23 between 1:00-3:00 pm EST on UNIR1 Radio! Check it out!