Crimson Riot w/ Nothing ADD All & Now Or Never at Flagstaff’s Green Room
Crimson Riot was formed in July of 2017 when their prior band of six years, The Roxy Gunn Project took a drastic turn as their lead guitarist had to leave the band due to medical issues. Having a heavy punk influence, the remaining three members decided to go a different direction with their music and follow their punk roots, and virtually overnight, created Crimson Riot.
Though Crimson Riot is still in it’s infancy, their prior experience performing together over six years and their reputation allowed them to hit the ground running and acquire several great gigs right out of the gate. Crimson Riot was very well received by former fans of RGP and the media. Audiovein Magazine said, “Yes!, This is what you guys should have been doing all along. Perfect!”
Once the word got out, many promoters quickly jumped on booking them on shows opening for touring headliners. They even caught the attention of legendary punk icons Darrin Pfeiffer and Greg Hetson from the Punk Rock Karaoke band and were brought in to open at the Viper Room in Hollywood, CA.
With the release of their first single and music video, “Here’s The Bad News Laura (The Shake Machine Is Down)” a quirky, pop-punk anthem, that the masses could relate to, became an instant hit prompting fans to bring milkshakes to shows.
Crimson Riot, dubbed the “Punk Rock Partridge Family” by iHeart Radio’s Bobby Bones, is lead by singer/guitarist Roxy Gunn with her husband Chris Reject on bass guitar and additional vocals, all held together by her father Ryan J on drums. Their songs are heavy, catchy, pop punk anthems which get the crowd immersed into each story with music that delivers a high energy soundtrack for multiple dancing styles and head-bopping.