CRB is a Houston area cover band playing popular rock-n-roll tunes and perhaps an occasional country song. You will hear legends like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eagles, Three Doors Down, Styx, ZZ Top and much more. And, just because we are in Texas, we might throw in an occasional country song for good measure.
So what kind of name is CRB? It stands for Cypress Republic Band. We are simply a group of musicians who love performing and playing great music. So much of the entertainment crowd is way left of center, and not shy about letting you know. Not CRB. We are normal (well, we realize that is totally subjective. But, we think we're normal.)
In addition to good ol’ rock-n-roll, CRB’s story also includes contemporary Christian music. All the members in the band play modern praise music on a regular basis at a local Cypress churches. So what’s in a name – God, family, country and family values. All-in-all, pretty simple.
Early 2009 - Paul, Brock, and Erich play for a small private party (Paul’s client appreciation night).
Spring 2009 - The Paul, Brock, Erich trio is asked to play an upcoming party. But they need a drummer. They recruit Brock and Erich’s friend Steve from St. John’s Lutheran Church Praise Band to join the effort. Practice on additional songs commence.
June 2009 - Paul, Brock, Erich, and Steve play for Brock and Paul’s daughter’s joint high school graduation party in Brock’s garage. Brock’s daughter Kristina joined the band for the closing song “Come Sail Away.”
July 2009 - Darrell joins the band as co-lead guitarist and immediately helps “brand” CRB with a cool logo, website and merchandise.
Sept 26, 2009 - CRB’s first public gig at Rockwell’s on Telge. Joe Duong, then owner of Rockwell’s became a friend and fan of the band and had us there for many more gigs, as well as his new establishments.
Aug 31, 2010 - Vision America Heroes of Faith Gala at the Westin Galleria: CRB plays for over 200 guests at this celebration hosted by Senator Dan Patrick and featuring Governor Mike Huckabee as keynote speaker. Governor Huckabee and Dan Patrick joined CRB onstage for a rousing rendition of “Only in America” (Brooks and Dunn cover).
Oct 30, 2010 - CRB’s first of many gigs at Goode Company BBQ on US 290.
Oct 09, 2011 - CRB plays Hope Help Heal’s Benefit event “Battle of the Bands” and is “crowned” the top band.
October 2011 - CRB is featured as the cover story on Cy-Fair Lifestyles & Homes magazine.
Sept 29, 2012 - CRB played the Waller County Fair as opening act for Kevin Fowler.
Mar 27, 2015 - CRB kicks off the party on the plaza series at Sugarland Town Plaza.
Today - The saga continues.
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