Crystal Lady is an original 4 piece Alternative Rock band from St. Louis, MO. Band members; singer/songwriter Chela Mancuso, guitarist Nick Fiveash, bassist Dylan Roussel and drummer Correy Smotherson all have formal music training and various diverse musical tastes ranging from metal, psychedelic rock, grunge, blues, trip hop and hard rock. Crystal Lady's originals reflect many of these influences. The band members create music as a cohesive unit, blending their musical tastes and musicianship to produce a tasty hybrid sound that is edgy, trippy, sophisticated, yet raw and earthy at the same time. The band keeps a fairly busy schedule performing their original music at live shows and they also play a select mix of cover tunes with original arrangements, giving the listeners an alternative interpretation of something familiar, yet with the Crystal Lady flavor.
The band currently performs in the midwest, and has played many iconic venues such as The Sheldon Concert Hall(St. Louis), Blueberry Hill(St. Louis), The Elbo Room(Chicago), The Melody Inn(Indianapolis) and many others.
The name Crystal Lady is a tribute to lead singer Chela Mancuso’s late aunt and musical inspiration, Josephine “Skipper” Mancuso aka Laura Williams, a singer/songwriter and international jazz vocalist that founded the Crystal Lady Publishing Company in Los Angeles shortly before her passing. Chela plans to record and produce much of her Aunt Skipper’s compositions in the near future and continue the legacy of the original “Crystal Lady”.
Right now, Crystal Lady is busy working on their 2nd Album. The band is constantly writing and the new music is evolving with a bit more edge, yet with that signature Crystal Lady sound of smokey female vocals on top of a hard-driving, testosterone driven alt-rock power trio.
In May of 2018 Crystal Lady was named as one of the top 3 original bands of St. Louis, Missouri by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s “2018 Go! List”. You can find Crystal Lady's self titled debut album on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and many of the other online download and streaming services.