By Brent Michael, Rock At Night Tampa Correspondent
Venue: Behind The State Theatre, in a building entryway that was quieter than anything inside, St. Petersburg, Florida.
In 2014, Veil of Maya lost its lead vocalist, and they missed a real opportunity by NOT hiring Chaney Crabb. Just look at the video she posted to audition for the job: Audition. Pretty soon, the industry press was clamoring for her to be hired, like this article from Metal Injection. Alas, another vocalist went on to get the job, but Chaney’s audition impressed many, including Navene Koperweis, formerly of Animals as Leaders and now both her significant other and Entheos’ drummer. Evan Brewer, bassist, was also a founding member, and after a couple short-lived guitarists it seems they finally found the right fit in Travis LeVrier, especially judging by Chaney’s comments on his work in creating new songs. The just-over-two-year-old band has released two studio albums, the latest being Dark Future – and I’ll let Chaney explain why the title probably doesn’t mean what you think it does! The album, released November 10, 2017, has already charted higher than the previous album, which tells me Entheos’ future is anything but dark!
Chaney Crabb of Entheos
Rock At Night’s theme song is “Get On Down If You Feel Up To It” by Texan blues musician Billy “Bass” Alford
When not in custody, I've been involved with music, photography, and writing my entire life. Ever since I was a young boy and played those silver tunes, I've had the beat, but being a drummer didn't suit me so I became a lead singer, which lasted a few years. Settling down, sort of, I translated my knowledge of audio and glib tongue into mobile emcee work, and my training as a photographer and videographer into a living in the wedding, party, bar/bat mitzvah, and entertainment industry. During this time I also managed to bamboozle my way into a master's degree in writing, worked for a couple of magazines (yes, I took photos for a nudist magazine!), have photographed hotels, done commercial work (shot the cover of Tablet and Capsule magazine), published a few articles, hosted some public access shows (a couple times in drag, but that's another story), and generally made a nuisance of myself until I landed here.