Krantz

Krantz

Krantz

Nashville, TN

With a retro style and influence from the golden age of rock and roll, but with a modern touch, Jeffrey Krantz and his band bring a psychedelic/pop/rock edge to each song off  their debut, self-titled album “Krantz”.  The album cover resembles an old-fashioned acid trip, complete with Gandalf, Cleopatra, sexy naked angels and a chill tiger, all portraying what you get with this classic rocker and his band of rock and roll bad boys.“ Queen Cleopatra” is the latest single, the song and video capture the album’s vibe. This alternative rock groove tune has a lot of style, and the intoxicating flair of their look and sound is composed well within the music. Jeffrey adds a David Bowie-esque, star flavor to his live performances and trippy music videos, his make-up and hippie flair emerge as his edge on stage   Krantz’s band members are just as talented and free-spirited as he is, their performances are always on point which makes them a lot of fun to listen to . Krantz’s band features Scotty Rollins (Boca Raton, FL) on drums, Erik Theiling (Plymouth, IN) on bass, and Tee Tallent (Nashville) on keys.    Album cuts “Change My Ways” and “So Naturally” are enhanced by adding an array of instruments to the mix. Strings, brass and melodic harmonies add that classic rock influence that makes Krantz stand out. These guys aren’t afraid to bring it with guitar-picking solos, whipping up tasty guitar chops and solid driving beats. 

Influenced by his drummer father and the Beatles, he embraced music as an expressive medium at the early age of 12, and developed himself as a musician, songwriter and artist. Leaving his home state of Iowa, traveling the world, touring over 200 days per year with the “Effects” and opening for bands such as the Kings of Leon, Shinedown, Foreigner and the Toadies, Jeffrey made the decision to “live the dream” and eventually landed in Nashville.  Once in Music City, he co-founded the “Poor Boys” a hard rock band, and produced an EP while continuing to write his own music.  Playing late night gigs 7 nights a week in the crowded honky-honks and grungy bars on lower Broadway, such as the world-renowned Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Krantz moved to freelancing, continuing to perfect his craft.  Recognizing the world was in dire need of some melodic rock he continued to write, record and eventually self-produced his own album, hitting the studio between tapings of the MTV’s latest music competition, “American Supergroup” after becoming a finalist as lead guitarist last season. Now, with the album out and the band ripe and ready, world domination is next!!!

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