Santa Cruz

They’re young, they’re restless, and they already own this town. Soon enough they’ll own yours, too.

Reared on a hefty diet of 80’s glam rock Americana á la Guns N’ Roses and such, Santa Cruz are a rock ’n’ roll sensation, who, despite their very young age have hosted numerous rock clubs of their own in their native Hellsinki Rock City, scoring hordes of stark-raving-mad fans and reaping attention and endorsements from peers and media alike. The German rock magazine Stalker even recommends it to their readers that they plan their Finnish vacations around Santa Cruz’s tour dates.
If there ever was a band that looks completely out of place in their hometown, it would have to be Santa Cruz. Whereas contemplating suicide in a snowdrift, drunk out of one’s skull, comes naturally for the inherently dark and brooding Finns, something as sunny, positive and unlawfully h-h-h-hot as Santa Cruz shouldn’t probably be even possible on these semi-Arctic ice-ridden shores! It's just that tracks like “High on You” with its shimmering harmonies, rabidly energetic “Let’s Get the Party Started” and “Aiming High” which probably possesses the sickest guitar riff in Finnish rock and metal this side of 1986, will prove to you, the Santa Cruz brand of rock ’n’ roll works like an intravenous shot of Adrenaline! The top-notch songwriting and guitar chops from Hell will leave your jaws ajar and with Archie’s unbridled yelps, at times you’d be willing to bet your cojones that it's the ghost of Bill Bailey singing – no small feat considering that Mr. Bailey is still very much alive! No wonder the Santa Cruz gigs are infamous of getting a wee bit unhinged at times!

Without further ado, let’s round it out with the endorsement of a guy who knows what the f**k he’s talking about: “Never mind that they are young, ‘cuz the matter of the fact is, that Santa Cruz definitely sticks out from all these retro hair metal bands running around nowadays. Not only do they have the attitude and the looks, but most importantly they sure as hell know how to play and the songs along with the awesome guitar playing pretty much makes me wanna bang my head in two pieces when I see them play live. And after all that’s what it’s all about. End of fucking story!!!” -Alexi Laiho / CHILDREN OF BODOM



 www.santacruz.fi

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18 Apr '14 Tavastia w/ Lost Society Helsinki Finland Book tickets
3 May '14 Radio Rock Cruise Helsinki Finland Book tickets
23 May '14 Blackpool Järvenpää Finland Book tickets
30 May '14 Kustaa III Tampere Finland Book tickets
6 Jun '14 South Park Festival Tampere Finland Book tickets
7 Jun '14 Kivenlahtirock Espoo Finland Book tickets
8 Jun '14 Backstage w/ Skid Row, Buckcherry Munchen Germany Book tickets
10 Jun '14 Matrix w/ Skid Row acoustic Bochum Germany Book tickets
11 Jun '14 Alte Seilerei w/ Skid Row, Buckcherry Mannheim Germany Book tickets
13 Jun '14 De Kreun w/ Skid Row Courtrai Belgium Book tickets
14 Jun '14 Harjun Portti Punkaharju Finland Book tickets
21 Jun '14 Nummirock Kauhajoki Finland Book tickets
27 Jun '14 Tuska Open Air Helsinki Finland Book tickets
12 Jul '14 Ilosaarirock Joensuu Finland Book tickets
19 Jul '14 Sunset Beach Party Karkkila Finland Book tickets

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