Where the hell do you find hard rock in 2019? In a digital age where the guitar is an underdog, legendary venues are closing down at rapid rate and music is as disposable as a piece of gum, Finnish hard rock band Santa Cruz go against the tide, undeterred.
Formed in 2007 by frontman and guitarist Archie Cruz, Santa Cruz nod at tradition whilst revealing glimmers of future. With roots in Helsinki’s burgeoning rock scene, the four-piece combine virtuosic guitars and full-throttled riffs with blistering fresh production, a meticulous ear for melody and timeless choruses. Their efforts to date have received plaudits from Classic Rock, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer alongside Rolling Stone; who featured Santa Cruz in their 10 New Artists You Need To Know.
With three albums in their discography and a revamped line-up, Santa Cruz are back and better than ever, with plans to release new music from their upcoming studio album in 2019 (M-Theory Audio). Heading to Vegas’s Hideout Studios to work with renowned multi-platinum and award winning Canadian producer & songwriter Kane Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach), this incarnation of Santa Cruz’s their sound scale new heights.
Santa Cruz’s explosive and adrenaline-soaked live shows have landed all over the world, with live highlights including support to AC/DC, I Prevail, Sebastian Bach, Amaranthe, alongside performances at prestigious festivals Download (UK) and Rock On The Range.
Arttu "Archie Cruz" Kuosmanen / kitara, laulu
Eemi "Ero Cruz" Lamberg / basso
Tuomas "Toxy Cruz" Lehtonen / rummut
Joe Perez / kitara