CrashFuse Would Sing Christina Aguilera + Vanessa Carlton at Karaoke — Wait, WHAT?! [BUFFALO BAND OF THE WEEK]
CrashFuse is Chad Hornberger (vocals and guitar), Nick Wnuk (bass) and Colin Eberhardt (drums), plus supporting members Chris Weronski (electric guitar) and Tyler Wright (electric guitar).
We consider ourselves a melodramatic fusion of captivating pop and alternative rock. We believe that every song should be heartfelt, containing something that listeners may be able to relate to in their own life.
Collectively, we listen to a plethora of musical genres. Everything from rock and country to jam band, rap, jazz, hardcore and many more have attributed to the creation of our sound and name, CrashFuse. Although we listen to many genres, our main influences include bands such as Anberlin, The Goo Goo Dolls, Porcupine Tree, Dave Matthews Band, Brand New, Weezer, Dream Theater and so on. Touring with the “Crash Cab” (band trailer) is nice because we can listen to music without any fuss!
Listen to our song “Just a Little” Featuring Chris Weronski:
If you could create your dream tour, which bands would you bring along with you and why?
Throughout our musical quest, we have met several incredible bands and have made many friendships that we would be overwhelmingly happy to tour with. We bestow a lot of recognition to our friends for our achievements, and we feel that many of them deserve to be highlighted. We’ve played alongside awesome bands, such as Angie Johnson from NBC’s ‘The Voice, Season 2′ and our good friends 100 Proof Justice that have recently signed to Indie On Air Records. We love playing with bands that we can call “future friends.” As for other bands, it would be absolutely incredible to tour with the Foo Fighters or our “hometown heroes,” The Goo Goo Dolls.
If CrashFuse was out for a night of karaoke, which songs would each of you choose?
If we were out for a night of karaoke, Chad would impulsively choose “I Want It That Way” by The Backstreet Boys and “Genie In A Bottle” by Christina Aguilera because he’s in love with cheesy ’90s pop music (who isn’t?). Nick would “walk the plank” by singing “Come Sail Away” by Styx and “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton because “it’s not a karaoke until somebody screams one of these songs at the top of their lungs, completely out of tune.” Lastly, Colin would bring down the house with “Burning Down The House” by The Talking Heads.
What is your favorite local venue at which to play a show? What is your favorite venue to attend a show at?
We have played a lot of venues, but one of our favorites is definitely Rapids Theater. The facility is artistically beautiful, and the acoustics are incredible! We also enjoy playing at Club Infinity and Mohawk Place. The smaller stage area definitely gives a sense of “intimacy,” which we love because we have the ability to really connect with our fans at these sorts of venues. We’ve also played at some cool, non-traditional venues, such as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Lafayette Hotel.
What’s next for Crash Fuse? Where are you performing next?
We’re currently recording our independent debut full-length album, titled Between You, Me and The Lamp Post, at California Road Studios in Orchard Park. The album will be completely finished by the fall of 2013, but we have released four singles from the CD digitally, including our newest release, “Waiting.”
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