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Crucial Blend has a diverse and unique sound, driven by reggae with ska-punk roots and hip-hop flavor. They have actively been playing shows across the west coast and have shared the stage with such artists as Long Beach Dub Allstars, HR of Bad Brains, Mickey Avalon, Ballyhoo, Bumpin' Uglies and more. They are currently writing and recording their 6th studio release. Check out their latest release and 2022 San Diego Music Award nominated E.P. "CRUEL WORLD" available everywhere NOW!

Crucial Blend is:

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Ryan Hughes - Vocals/Guitar

 

Cody Christian - Bass

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DJ Karsh -Drums

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craig palmer -sax

"The band is now tighter than ever and "No Bad Daze" is Crucial Blend’s best work to date - Carlos culture, alt 94.9

"cruel world" Nominated for 'Best world music album' - 2022 San diego music awards

“When this San Diego based trio bring their skills together, you know you’re in for a three-ring sonic circus.” - top shelf music mag 

“Crucial Blend’s eight-song demo should’ve been easy to hate...but there’s something about the band’s crisp, spacious production and airy vocals that turn songs like “Ring the Alarm” and “Amigos Con Beneficios” into irresistible fun.” - san diego city beat 

"9 bands to watch in 2019 - NBC SAN DIEGO 

"They're like a sleazier 'Rebelution'" - Just some dude 

for booking contact: 
CRUCIALBLEND@gmail.com