The Crash Kings is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 2006. The members are vocalist–keyboardist Antonio "Tony" Beliveau, his brother, bassist Mike Beliveau, and drummer Tom Roslak. The band's debut album, Crash Kings, was released May 26, 2009 on Custard/Universal Motown. the first single, "Mountain Man", was released to U.S. modern rock radio stations in October, and entered Billboard's Alternative Songs chart the following month. It reached #1 on the Billboard Alternative Radio charts in March 2010. The band is known for using analog keyboards such as the clavinet with distortion effects and a whammy bar in place of a typical lead guitar.
The Crash Kings
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Past members||Jason Morris|
Brothers Mike and Tony Beliveau grew up in Andover, Massachusetts, a suburban city north of Boston. Tony started playing piano by age six, and began to write music during middle school. After high school, he briefly studied jazz piano at the University of North Texas before deciding to return to Boston and ultimately attend the Berklee College of Music, where younger brother Mike was already a student. After Berklee and relocating to Los Angeles, Tony sent Mike (who had relocated to New York) some recorded tracks he had been working on. Impressed with the tracks and Tony's singing, Mike packed up and moved to LA a week later.
A few months after the band's formation, the Crash Kings drew the attention of songwriter and record producer Linda Perry, who met with Tony and signed the group to her label, Custard Records. After the band performed for Sylvia Rhone, president of Universal Music Group's Motown Records, the Crash Kings were led to Dave Sardy, who produced the band's eponymous debut album for Custard/Universal Motown. Released on May 26, 2009, it reached number 30 on Billboard's U.S. Top Heatseekers albums chart. The album's first single, "Mountain Man", entered the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in November and peaked at #1 on March 28, 2010. The band has toured with such artists as Chris Cornell,Anberlin, Stone Temple Pilots,David Cook,Jet, The Bravery,Mason Jennings, and Rooney.
- Antonio Beliveau - lead vocals, piano, clavinet, keyboards
- Mike Beliveau - bass, backing vocals
- Tom Roslak - drums, percussion
|Year||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|2013||Dark of the Daylight||17|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2009||"Mountain Man"||1||32||13||54||2||2||Crash Kings|
|2010||"You Got Me"||19||—||48||—||—||—|
|2013||"Hot Fire"||—||30||—||—||—||—||Dark of the Daylight|
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