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THE CRAVENS South Florida’s Premier Rock Band Has A Story To Tell

The Cravens have a twisted history to tell. Pull up a chair, pour yourself a drink and sit back. It's complicated! In a nutshell, the three founding members, Bill and John Storch, and Ron DeSaram became friends in the early days of South Florida’s small ‘alternative’ (punk / new wave) music scene. Ron, and Craven bassist Dennis Ambrose, were members of what would become Crossfire Choir and The Storch brothers members of what would be Ata-Tat. Both bands would move from Florida in 1983 for more fertile terrain. Throughout the 1980's band members would become interchangeable between the two groups,as if they were one single group in two separate locations. Ata-Tat, a mainstay of the Boston indie scene, would have regional success in New England with their E.P. released in 1986 . Crossfire Choir, managed by C.B.G.B. owner Hilly Kristal, would go on to sign a recording contract with Geffen Records and have albums produced by Steve Lillywhite and Ed Stasium. Dennis Ambrose, who was with Crossfire until the group disbanded in 1995, was also a member of indie rock faves Let's Active and The Grip Weeds. 

Members
Dennis Ambrose - Bass
Ron DeSaram – Lead Guitar
Bill Meredith – Drums, Percussion
Bill Storch – Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Vocals
John Storch – Acoustic &  Electric Guitar Vocals

The Storch brothers and DeSaram teamed up numerous times throughout the years, including the bands The Sewing Circle Sues and Jobee Ro. The Cravens formed as a trio in 2013. By 2016, the group enlisted Ron’s high school friend Bill Meredith (Sub Groove ) on drums & the line-up was complete. The Cravens released their first CD in 2018. The critically acclaimed “On The Line” received airplay on over 200 terrestrial and internet radio stations around the world. The band would enjoy a small, but growing, presence on Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming platforms, in addition to reaching the #1 artist spot in West Palm Beach and the #1 regional artist spot for South Florida on ReverbNation. “On The Line” was spearheaded by the song “Road To Reason”. Two tracks, “Highway” and “Blood Flows” were featured on XM Radio's “Little Steven's Underground Garage” show by years end.

On June 28, 2019 the single “Dakota Rose” was released digitally. “Dakota Rose” immediately took off , and the hard rocking song received over 30,000 streams (with 20,000 unique listeners) on Spotify within the first month.

 “Dakota Rose” was a precursor of what was to come. “The Dark Side Of Love”, The Cravens 2nd full length CD was released to the pubic on August 2, 2019. Although still too early to tell, it appears that “The Dark Side Of Love” will build on the success that its first single has received. The album is heavier and darker than its predecessor, but also contains a wry sense of humor. It was recorded at Listen Up Studios in Lighthouse Point, FL and engineered by Michael Seaman, noted for his extensive work with popular indie artist John Ralston. 

The Cravens have spent all of 2019 playing in numerous music venues throughout South Florida, building their fan base and their reputation as one of the most entertaining rock bands in the area. The band will be back in the studio with a brand new batch of songs.
Though the band was featured in recently released Lifoti's October/November 2019 issue 10, you can check it from below link's for your country:

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