Dark. Bright. Mischievous. Explosive. Crooked.
The band was founded in early 2017 by friends and long-time comrades in the Toronto music scene J.C Sandoval (Former Die Mannequin/Dearly Beloved guitarist) and Dell’ Orso (The Joy Arson). They were soon joined by Mississaugan bassist Russ Shipman and British-German import Neelesh V. on lead guitar.
Although still a new band, the known profiles of The Crooked’s members created anticipation among Toronto circles. The band held their debut concert at Lee’s Palace in April 2017. In the following months, they performed well attended shows at various Toronto venues such as The Phoenix, The Baby G, The Bovine, and The Mod Club. In April 2018, exactly one year after their debut show, the group returned to Lee's Palace and played to a full house. With their second release First Place Silver, the band aims to rise from the local scene, and enter the national and international stage.