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The Crüxshadows are a darkwave band from Tallahassee, Florida, formed in 1992 by Rogue, Sean Flanagan, and Tim Curry. While not immediately acclaimed by music critics, their distinctive style, combining electric violin, guitar and synth have earned them considerable success in the darkwave and goth scene. European magazines discovered the band in 1997 and many began to praise the band's blend of 80s inspired synth-pop and modern goth. For most of the band's career, they have been signed to a worldwide contract with Dancing Ferret Discs, based in Philadelphia, PA.
Their debut album, …Night Crawls In, was released on cassette in 1993, followed by their first CD release, Telemetry Of A Fallen Angel, in 1997. Although a US band, they have enjoyed phenomenal success in Europe: after debuting at #5, the 2002 album Tears stayed in the German alternative charts for 8 weeks, and subsequent releases have consistently placed at #2. While not a household name in America, the band's sales are roughly equivalent on both sides of the Atlantic and their music remains a staple of club dance floors worldwide. In Germany, they have appeared on several TV shows and the covers of a number of magazines.
The band has built a reputation as something of a touring juggernaut, averaging between 100-120 live shows per year. Their tours have thus far taken them to roughly thirty countries, sometimes playing for crowds of 25,000 or more. They have also made a point to play smaller cities in the US and Europe that do not often have the chance to host live shows by major touring acts.
Though possibly hindered by an apparent revolving-door policy on guitarists and keyboardists, the inclusion of dancers as actual members of the band, as well as a perceived shift in musical direction at the turn of the century, the Crüxshadows continue to gain popularity and audience size both at home and abroad.
Current band members:
* Rogue – lead vocals, violin, programming
* Valerie Gentile – guitar
* Jen "Pyromantic" Jawidzik – live keyboard and synthesizer, backing vocals
* Jessica Lackey – lead dancer, vocals
* JoHanna Moresco - violin
* David Russell Wood - violin
* Sarah Kilgore - dancer, vocals
* Rachel McDonnell – keyboard, violin
* Stacey Campbell – guitar, vocals
* George Bikos – guitar
* Tim Curry – guitar
* Kevin Page – guitar
* Chris Brantley – keyboard, vocals
* Trevor Brown – keyboard
* Sean Flanagan – keyboard
* Beth Allen – dancer
* Holly McCall – dancer, vocals
* Rachel Ulrich – dancer
* Sarah Poulos – dancer, vocals
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