The Crayons - A Brief History


For most of the 80's, The Crayons was a touring pop/rock/r&b band.  Formed in 1979, the group started out as a part-time cover band playing "new wave"/pop music in high schools and the college circuit, and ended up a professional full-time unit playing a mix of original and cover material in universities, clubs, arenas... the full gamut of venues. Click on the player to hear some of the tunes.

The band appeared on the 1981 Share Chez album with a song written by drummer, Bob Bangs called, "It's Too Bad About Charlie", which received a lot of airplay.

The group enjoyed a great deal of success, and over the years, moved stylistically from pop to rock to R&B. The music was fun and exciting. The audiences were great.

Based in Ottawa, the original lineup consisted of Doug Grose on vocals and guitar, Derek Jeffrey (guitar, vocals), Richard Nash (bass, vocals) and Bob Bangs (drums, vocals).

Because of the "colourful nature" of the name, it seemed a natural progression to retain and adopt it for this multimedia marketing endeavour.

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