The Crawford Perkes Band
- Member #
- Member since
- 8 Feb 2012
- Last activity record:
- Active within 1 week
- Classic Rock
- The Crawford Perkes Band
- Screen name:
- Roseville, California, 95678
- 61 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
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Reasonable Rates: $200.00 to $800.00 per Event
The Crawford Perkes Band is Sacramento Area's premier Classic Rock band. They have an awesome sound and they put on a great show. Check out their song list. It contains some of the most popular and some of the most challenging to play, Classic Rock Songs ever written. They do NOT play any original material, because that is not what people want to hear. They play the songs that people grew up with, the songs people love to sing to, and the songs people love to tap their feet to. What could be more American?
If you like Classic Rock you will love this band. Their wide range of musical styles make them a superb choice for all types of events including, Weddings, Festivals, Fairs, Corporate Functions, Private Parties and Clubs. The band has their own stage lighting system and several different sizes of quality PA systems, making them perfect choice for large outdoor or smaller indoor venues. So, put on your dancing shoes and let's party!
The band features three different lead vocalist with lots of harmony vocals. This gives the band a very full sound and it is something that you don’t see much any more these days. You won’t get tired of hearing the same lead vocalist with this band. The Crawford Perks Band is sure to keep you on your toes.
The band consists of 30 year veteran musician Mark Crawford, on guitar and vocals, Allison Perkes on keyboards and vocals, 35 year veteran Russell Abraham on guitar and vocals, and Stefan Elkins on drums.
For more info call Mark at (916) 780-4204 or email at email@example.com
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1- Just What I Needed - The Cars
2- Cold as Ice - Foreigner
3- Revolution - The Beatles
4- Hit Me with Your Best Shot- Pat Benatar
5- Life in the Fast Lane - Eagles
6- China Grove - Doobie Brothers
7- Any Way You Want It- Journey
8- Jesus is Just Alright- Doobie Brothers
9-Peace of Mind- Boston
10- Rocky Mountain Way- Joe Walsh
11- Jenny Jenny- Tommy TuTone
12- Free Bird- Lynyrd Skynyrd
1- Livin on A Prayer- Bon Jovi
2- Reeling in the Years- Steely Dan
3- Hotel California - The Eagles
4- Tainted Love- Soft Cell
5- Money - Pink Floyd
6- One Way or the Other- Blondie
7- Tush- ZZ Top
8- Cars - Gary Numan
9- Show Me The Way- Peter Frampton
10- Already Gone - The Eagles
11- Sweet Home Alabama- Lynyrd Skynyrd
12- Heart and Soul - Huey Lewis and the News
13- Footloose - Kenny Loggins
1- I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick
2- Lights- Journey
3- Can't Get Enough- Bad Company
4- I Love Rock N Roll - Joan Jet
5- You Shook Me All Night Long- AC/DC
6- Dreams- Fleetwood Mac
7- Cheap Sunglasses- ZZ Top
8- Baby You Can Drive My Car - Beatles
9- Don't Stop Believing- Journey
10- Message in a Bottle- The Police
11- Long Train a Running- Doobie Brothers
12- Your Momma Don't Dance- Loggins and Messina
13- Play that Funky Music- Wild Cherry
PA Mains System
2- JBL SR4732A (2-12" speakers and a Horn)
2- Peavy SP-2's (15" Black Widow Speaker and a Horn)
2-Behringer VP1800S Subs (18" Speaker)
1- dbx Driverack PA Processor
2- QSC GX-5 Power Amps (2,800 Watts)
1- Behringer Nu6000DSP (6000 Watts Power Amp)
PA Monitor System:
2- EV FM-1202
2- Behringer B1220 PRO
1- Behringer NU3000-- 1600 Watt Power Amp
2- Alesis 16 Band EQ units.
8- LED Par 64 Lights RGB. DMX Controlled.
Members Of Band
Mark Crawford (Guitar and Vocals)
One thing is for certain, Mark loves to play on stage and it shows in his performances. He is a versatile guitar player that not only plays his leads with a passion, but also plays a great slide guitar and “Talk Box” guitar like Peter Frampton uses. His lead vocals are powerful and smooth and he adds great harmony backup vocals for the other members.
As a solo artist Mark has completed four original CD projects. He is an accomplished singer and song writer and has spent countless hours in recording studios chasing his passion. Mark has also played in various local Classic Rock bands for 30 years or so. He has played at most of the Clubs in the Sacramento, Folsom, Auburn, and Grassvalley/Nevada City areas. He was the founding member of the Classic Rock Band “Buffalo” and has been in various other local bands such as; “American Trucking Company”,”Staggertune”, “Pueblo”, “The Crawford Granthem Band” and the Classic Rock band “BEAM”, which he still is a member of.
Allison Perkes (Keyboard and Vocals)
Allison’s outgoing and fun loving personality makes her the perfect front person for the band since she connects with the audience, making it fun for everyone! Her smooth rich vocals and keyboard abilities help provide a solid foundation for the group. She grew up in a musical family and music has always been an important part of Allison’s life which is obvious when you watch her perform.
Russell Abraham (Guitar and Vocals)
Music is Russ’s passion. He has dedicated his whole life to the art. Russ holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and has been a Music Teacher in the San Juan School District for almost 30 years now. After school, he teaches Guitar and Ukulele lessons. Russ is also a professional vocal coach.
Russ is an accomplished lead guitar player and vocalist. He adds strength to the band and is a pro in every sense of the word. His vast musical experience has helped the band excel to the next level. Russ has tons of performing experience. Through the years Russ has played in a variety of different bands, such as: “Alive and Well”, “Sonik Alibi”, “Time Out”, and he is still a member of “The Accidental Teachers”, a band made up of various music teachers in the area. In his earlier years Russ was a road musician playing in various cover bands touring throughout the United States.
Stefan Elkins (Drums)
Stefan is by far one of the best drummers in the Sacramento area. He is the backbone of the Crawford Perkes Band. When Stefan plays, you can actually feel the “Grove” of the music. He keeps a strong solid beat that will keep your toes tapping and is fun to watch. Stefan has been playing drums for 15 years, and has been a member of various local bands throughout the Sacramento area, such as “Todd Morgan and the Emblems”, “Justice”, and “The Supreme Punks”.