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. Virtually overnight Crimson Riot was born.
Their prior experience performing together and reputation allowed them to hit the ground running and acquire several high profile shows right out of the gate. Crimson Riot is 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!”
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.
In 2018 Crimson Riot won “Who Will Rock You?”, a tv series produced and sponsored by TopGolf, beating eight other bands from around the country earning the title and several fans around the country with several million views across various media platforms.
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’s debut album, “Classy Punk For Trashy People”, an eleven song collection of original songs that include a plethora of different punk influenced styles received a massive pre-order from fans around the globe. Along with “Classy Punk For Trashy People”, Crimson Riot produced a video for its single “Hurt” that grabbed over 1000 views in just a few days.
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. This band is a grand addition to the revolution radio 2.0 independent family!!