About the Band
Sonny Cruz - Lead Vocals & Percussion
Sonny began his musical journey watching Uncles, Cousins, and Grandparents performing music. He studied Percussion throughout school and also sang with many school choirs and ensembles. After graduation, he started studying Vocal Performance under Dr. L. Scott Martin of Julliard. Sonny traveled the country playing music anywhere and everywhere he could, ultimately moving to Colorado to live with family and to use his experience in the emerging Colorado Music scene. Sonny's main influences are Ray Charles, Rick James, Steve Perry, and Michael McDonald.
Dennis Smith-Guitars & Vocals
Dennis found music as a young man and quickly developed an ear for singing and playing the guitar. One of his first bands was honored by the city of Thornton for the bands service to our veterans. Dennis' commitment to various causes continues today. Now with Shot in the Dark he has an opprotunity to expand his music and his service to the community.
Kelly McBean-Drums & Percussion
Kelly has been fascinated with drums and percussion from a very early age. With training and lessons,along with many years of dedication to his craft, Kelly has developed his own unique style of drumming. He's looking forward to keeping the rhythm for Shot In The Dark.
Chris Hambre - Lead Guitar & Vocals
Chris has been been a peforming musician for over 40 years. He recently moved to Colorado from Las Vegas where he was a member of numerous classic rock, blues and variety bands performing in the southern Nevada area. Chris' influences include many legendary blues and rock artists, including Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Bad Company, Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Matt Texel - Bass
From a long line of Bohemian musicians, I was raised on classical and jazz. A trombone player first, I joined a rock band when I was 18, and quickly came to love the power of the rock and roll beat, and the unique melodic/rhythmic role of the bass player.
Accolades: Louis Armstrong jazz award, Minor in Music - Colorado State University, Kick-Ass bass player