Thicker Than Thieves
Defying the current state of popular music, Thicker Than Thieves successfully blends soulful vocals, searing guitar solos, and a rock-reggae based rhythm section to create a unique signature sound. Thicker Than Thieves pump out a sun-baked and surf inspired mix of heavy, reggae inflected bass lines and blazing guitars. Influences ranging from Bad Brains, Bob Marley, The Clash, and classical composers like Dvork have allowed TTT to bring a multi-faceted yet widely appreciated original style to a diverse fan base. Primarily defined by memorable live performances, TTT has entertained audiences at events such as Reggae On The River and the Vans Warped Tour. Thicker Than Thieves began with local acclaim in 2000, and by extensively touring throughout the western U.S.(including Hawaii), Canada, and Costa Rica. TTT has been widely accepted by all types of music fans. With band members from Costa Rica, Hawaii, and California, Thicker Than Thieves has a sound that stands on its own. TTT is currently working on its 4th full length release with record producers Michael “Miguel” Happoldt (Skunk Records) and Louie Richards(17th Street Recording Studio) which best displays the unique talents and diverse songwriting skills Thicker Than Thieves brings to the stage. For this hardworking band, the philosophy is simple: play positive music that makes people dance, and to inspire the youth.
What started out as a live Roots Jam band, Animo Cruz has grown to a band touring California with an energetic sound that captures the edgy surf yet relaxed beach lifestyle that is Santa Cruz.