Meet the Band
Michele Araquette - Lead Vocals
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.
Rob Zunt - Drummer & Lead Vocals
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
Jim (Franco) Theodore- Guitar & Lead 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.
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 in Virginia and Maryland; most recently Sleek Zeke, Sharon and The Edge, Dancing Room Only and 2Blinks4yes. Bob has played solo piano in several Baltimore restaurants and his music background includes work as music director for local dinner theatres, private piano instructor, music arranger for The National Junior Miss Pageants and local church music director positions. Bob is having a blast working with his talented band mates in CRUSH.
Bobby Peters - Bass Guitar
Welcome Bobby Peters to CRUSH, the newest member of our rhythm section. Bobby has been very involved in the Baltimore music scene for many years, having played with several prominent bands including; Cain Brothers, Staggerwing, Monopoly, Joy, Tony Sciuto, Gordon Michaels Band and The Karen Goldberg Group. He plays several instruments and writes, arranges and records music when he's not gigging.