The songwriting team and creative force behind Rainy Day Crush are Betsy Ade (lead vox) and Matt Specht (piano, guitar). Betsy and Matt cut their teeth playing and writing together with The Other Side in the mid to late 90s. After one album, countless shows in the bars and back alleys of southeast Wisconsin/northeast Illinois, and encouraging regional success, they focused the lineup and became Rainy Day Crush in 2002.
RDC quickly signed with Skywater Records out of Minneapolis, MN, released their debut LP Free to Go," and headed out onto the road. They played everywhere they could: Milwaukees Summerfest, Chicagos MobFest, Austins GoGirlsMusic Fest, Cincinnatis Chicks Rock Fest, and a headlining spot at Cincinnatis MidPoint Music Festival; they toured the Midwest and Northeast, playing everywhere from New York, Boston, and Washington DC to Texas, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, and all points in between. (Ask nice, and they may even tell you about the Great Ice Storm Crash of 04...) RDC was named the Wisconsin Area Music Industrys Best Rock/Alternative Band of the Year, and Betsy was named the Wisconsin Area Music Industrys Female Vocalist of the Year. The albums hit single "Room to Rage" was the most requested song on Eau Claire, WI radio station 109FM "The Wolf" through the winter of 03/04.
Internal tension split Rainy Day Crush apart in 2004. You cant keep a good thing down, though! After a reunion show in 2012, Betsy and Matt began working on new material in 2013. Over the next year, they started playing out as acoustic duet Candy Apple Crush. It was obvious they had something special, and it was even more obvious that they needed to put the band back together! The new lineup includes bass player Derek Schattl and singing drummer Mike Wynn, Jr.
Live music is life. We are currently working on growing our regional fan base in the Midwest.
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