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Fri. August 16th 2013
Joe's Apartment (No Minors)
Crash The Line (Formerly "Fear Zero"), Black Sugar, KAIYA

Crash The Line

rock from Vancouver BC
Label: Satch Records
Broken Up - Confirmed: Aug. 20, 2015 (Archived)

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It has been said that life is not a series of meaningless accidents. When things are bound to happen they surely will. That is what they call serendipity. Nothing could be more true about the way Crash The Line came together.

Most of the four members of Vancouver's Crash The Line joined through the usual ways bands come together. Friend of a friend, want ads etc. but Crash The Line's last piece was a perfect example of serendipity.

Guitarist Edler has been around the rock scene for several years previously fronting and later playing guitar/writing for indie rock outfit Fear Zero. Fear Zero released 4 CDs independently had a video on Muchmusic and toured Canada several times racking up impressive radio numbers for an indie outfit. Edler joined forces with drummer Ricardo Viana in 2011 who had moved to Canada from Mexico in 2007 cutting his teeth with local rock acts The Rose Alarm and 40 Foot Echo. Kelsey Butkus, a Victoria native joined in 2012 to round out the act.

The band had just had a falling out with their lead vocalist a week before and had placed an ad in a local rag as Edler tells it, "We placed the ad and right away this guy answered asking some unusual questions for a singer. Stuff about marketing the band, our plan, where we see ourselves in 5 years etc. That immediately peaked our interest." After checking out his demo, Edler was blown away, "The guy had power, tone and range, he was a natural." Edler answered the questions and expected an immediate response but none was forthcoming. "After a week and a half and no response we had thought he was not interested."

At this time Ivan had recently split with his former band, Faces Of One and was looking to start recording a side project through a local producer, Darren Grahn. "I saw Darren a week later and mentioned this singer that never answered back and how great he was and he asked what his name was. When I said Ivan he did a double take. He had just received a demo from a friend that Ivan was singing on and already had a meeting lined up that week with him!" Darren promised to put the bug in Ivan's ear and it worked. Serendipity wrote the story and one week later Crash The Line was born.

Crash The Line is a rock band, loud and heavy to soft and melodic, a product of inent, integrity and passion and they have a humbling work ethic when promoting their brand. Whether it’s busking the beach and downtown, online social marketing, acoustic show parties, the band tries to connect with as many people as possible through their music and easy to approach demeanor.

Currently the band is completing recording of their first 3 song EP, and playing select dates throughout BC, Washington and Oregon.
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Last Lineup

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Status: Broken Up
Available for gigs weekends - Last confirmed Aug. 20, 2015