The Roswell Experience
The Roswell Experience
Dave Parkinson (Major Aluminumm) was inspired to create the Crashland project during a visit to Roswell, New Mexico, while on a mission to own a guitar purchased in the famed city. He soon discovered quite a deal at Hobbs Music World (a $29.99 red or blue acoustic) and then strummed a few chords. His life forever changed, that blue guitar can be heard on the title track "Crashland". Soon after, he contacted Wolf Sings and Celestia, and formed this original band which continues to play in the Chicagoland area. Lately, when he's not "gigging" and playing the guitar with Crashland, much of his time is spent writing new material, recording and producing videos. Nobody comes up with catchier tunes or fresher musical ideas than Major Aluminumm.
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The seldom seen Dr S (Steve Stolarik). We are not sure where he was from or what he did while he was away. We are not even sure what kind of a Dr S was. Was S a Dr? Who knows, and who knows Who? S seemed to be some sort of a paradox, paradoxically speaking. We are sure you can hear him on "It's A UFO" and "Zombie Rock" performing his signature screams. RIP Steve, you were one of a kind and a great inspiration and will always be with us. 2018
Crashland is a Multi-Media Rock Show. The theme song "Crashland" was written in a hotel room following a visit to Roswell, New Mexico and was inspired by The 1947 Roswell Incident. The song was later recorded and produced into a YouTube video. That video inspired this band of friends to produce additional videos and graphics, write more and more original music, and work in a live setting to expand Crashland into the compelling and complex show it has become today.
The show is well suited to be performed under the night sky!
The members of Crashland all hail from the Chicagoland area and the group has performed throughout the midwest at various clubs and festivals. They have made some radio and T.V. appearances such as Coast to Coast, Dr. Demento, 103.9 The Fox, City Nights and Flashlight Theatre. Their latest CD "The Roswell Experience" is available online @ iTunes, Amazon, Google play, Spotify, cdbaby and more. When you find yourself in Roswell, New Mexico, stop by "The Roswell Landing" to pick up a copy of our CD.
Past National Performances:
Little Green Men Days - Kelly, KY (2014)
Dr. Demento's Halloween Show - 2013 & 2014
103.9 FM The Fox - The Garage
City NIghts TV - Cincinnati
CHI-FI - Chicago
Zurko's All Night & Haunted Flea Market - Wheaton
Flashlight Theatre's Halloween Show
Crashland's original music is rock based with influences from various genres ranging from psychedelic, country, blues, tribal, show tunes to anything in between. On screen images of things like the American southwest, astronomy, manned space exploration, hi-tech contemporary art and fun alien antics are set to a different theme to accompany the story line of each song. Attracting tourists and locals alike, young and old, the subject of the universe, space and aliens is always fun, interesting and exciting. This is an audio as well as a visual production that will take you on a journey thru space-time, destined for the Land of Enchantment. The Illinois Entertainer writes "With Zappaesque theatrics, prog-rock sensibility and jam band awareness, Crashland members use 50's Sci-Fi names like Major Aluminumm, Jordac and Celestia to contribute to a mission delivering their alien rock opera."
The musicians on "The Roswell Experience" are:
Dave Parkinson: Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Bass, Synth, Vocals
Derek Jeskey: Vocals, Harmonica, Acoustic Guitar
Bobby Scumaci: Piano, Hammond B-3, Synth, Bass, Vocals
Jordan Macarus: Vocals, Lead Guitar
Joe Belloumini: Vocals
Steve Taylor: Vocals
Mike Ayres: Percussion
Lynn Parkinson: Drums
Steve Stolarik: Vocals
Brian Groebli: Vocals
"The Roswell Experience" was recorded and produced by Bobby Scumaci at Velocity in Aurora, IL. A big thanks goes out to Kevin Presby for letting us use all of the great instruments in the studio. All songs written by Dave Parkinson except "Spaceship" which was written by Derek Jeskey and "The Riddle The Rhyme" written by Parkinson/Jeskey. Cover art by Eddy Schneider lll.