Art Ayers - Bass Guitar
Played in many established bands over the years, including: Mariah, Smokem Joe, and Crush to name a few. Art provides a steady, solid groove "to make it easy to move your feet" (ref: Sly and the Family Stone). Equipment: All the best stuff (Fender, Markbass, Aquilar, and more).
Having three lead singers, one bass, one alto and one mezzo soprano, puts CRUSH in a league of their own.
Michele Araquette - Vocals & Keys
Rob Zunt - Drummer & Vocalist
Rob has been playing for 40+ years and has played in many bands. Rob was brought up in a musical
family where he performed with his father’s swing band “The Townsmen” at age 8. Rob also was
enlisted in the Maryland 229th Army National Guard band where he had the opportunity to lead the
units performing Rock band “Live Fire”. During his time with the band Rob also played abroad as well as
the states. Rob, along with his civilian bands, have also performed for many of the Embassies in Washington D.C.
Rob provides a rock-solid foundation for the band and dictates the tempos you love to dance to. His
versatile lead vocals emulate the artists you love to hear and supports the band with his high range harmonies.
Equipment: Nothing but the best. DW drums and hardware, and Zildjian cymbals
Singing professionally for the past 30 years, Michele Araquette has fronted some of the areas most reputable bands. Most recently with legendary Gazze, which performs up and down the east coast.
Michele’s flexible vocals allow her to effortlessly transition between genres. This, combined with her expansive range, afford Crush the ability to be a uniquely versatile band covering songs from artists such as: Journey, Heart, Carrie Underwood, Gwen Stefani, and The Pretenders.
Bob Hunter - Keyboards & Vocals
Bob's been playing keyboards since he was a toddler and many decades later graduated from Towson University with a degree in piano performance. He's played in many local bands, most recently Sleek Zeke, Sharon and The Edge, Dancing Room Only and The Classic Hitmen. He's the newest member of Crush and thoroughly enjoying playing great music with his new bandmates.
Jim (Franco) Theodore- Guitar & Vocals
Jim Franco Theodore guitarist singer songwriter Franco is the founding member of Baltimore band Paper Cup/Shor Patrol Arista recording artist and inductee of the Maryland entertainment Hall of Fame Franco has played professionally for the last 50 years with local and national acts 10 time winner of The American song festival and the 1979 national communications award among many other awards for musical excellence