Crashing Spades is a band that formed in the South Bay area in the summer of 2016. It started with singer-songwriter, Chris Rycroft, looking to expand beyond his living room and collaborate with other musicians. Being new to the LA area, he put up an ad on Craigslist looking for someone to jam with. Through that posting he met up with a fellow guitarist, Felipe Leme, and the two instantly hit it off. Soon they each had the desire to grow into something bigger. After a couple months of searching, and some luck, they met bassist, Rafael Lancry, and drummer, Jojo Klittivit. Crashing Spades was born.
The band has clicked quickly and are drawn together by their love of playing and creating music. They have a driving force of rock but throw in some funk, folk, and alternative to make it their own. Their influences are everything from 90s alternative to Muse to Dave Matthews Band to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The goal is to take their shared love of rock and infuse it with the diverse background of each member to create a distinctive sound that keeps you coming back for more.
Vocals, Guitar - Chris Rycroft
Vocal, Guitar - Felipe Leme
Bass - Rafael Lancry
Drums - Jojo Klittivit