Crash & the Burns

Ryan Koontz: Vocals | Mark Murino: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Christian Schinelli: Bass guitar, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Josh Hermsmeir: Drums

Genre: Rock

RIYL: Dirty Sweet, Pocket, Joey Harris & the Mentals, the Price of Dope, Gregory Page, Jejune, Get Back Loretta, Tucky Buzzard, Kings of Leon, Pink Fairies, Delta Spirit

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Influences: T Rex, Jejune, Dirty Sweet, Convoy, Jimmy Eat World, the Guess Who, Get Back Loretta, Mister Tube, Black Sabbath, the Shys


Crash & the Burns was founded by Spokane, Washington transplant Ryan Koontz and Mark Murino, both of the anthemic rock band Dirty Sweet, who won two 2007 San Diego Music Awards, for Best Rock and Best Rock Album, as well as winning Best Rock again at the 2008 SDMAs before becoming inactive after their 2010 album American Spiritual.

Crash & the Burns was later filled out by Gregory Page drummer Josh Hermsmeier (who attended SDSU and Point Loma Nazarene University) and another Dirty Sweet vet, Christian Schinelli (Pocket, the Price of Dope).

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