The Future Heavies
Mark Crino - bass
Mark Crino's love of 1980s music started while staying up late with his older brother Dave to watch Friday night videos. From heavy metal to rap to new wave, Mark consumed it all. Growing up in the Bronx during the 1980s was an amazing time: seeing the birth of rap, breakdancing, and getting to go to block parties, which was truly a historic experience. Soaking up the pop culture which was so fruitful in the 1980s was euphoric. One day his aunt and uncle bought him his first album, Michael Jackson's "Thriller," which got played nonstop. Mark started learning guitar with his next door neighbor and dreamed of being a musician. In the late 1980s his parents gave him a gift that would change it all: his first electric bass.
Mark joined his first band, the Bronx-based metal outfit Deadlock with his brother Dave, and played his first club gig at age 14. In the early 1990s Mark moved to Connecticut, and after meeting some amazing musicians, including Future Heavies drummer Andy Chatfield, he continued a long musical journey playing various styles, including alternative, jazz, funk, rock, and jam. In 2014, he approached Andy about forming a new project playing the music they both loved from their youth, and The Future Heavies was born!
Andy Chatfield - drums
Alice-Anne Harwood Sherrill - lead vocals
Matthew James - lead vocals
Ron LaRosa - guitar and backing vocals
David Lovelace - keyboards
The Future Heavies
Private Event at LEGO
|Thursday, August 31st, 2017 3:30 PM|
LEGO Brick House
"The Future Heavies" will be playing a private party for LEGO employees to celebrate the company's 85th anniversary.
The Future Heavies are fun, professional, danceable, and very affordable. The band is available to provide live music for a wide variety of functions for audiences of all ages, including class reunions, private parties, birthdays, anniversaries, special occasions, colleges, corporate events, weddings, clubs, bars, festivals and outdoor events, fairs, and opening/sharing a show with touring artists. Please contact us via e-mail or phone (860-916-6448) to discuss booking a date for The Future Heavies to perform. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Bleachers Sports Bar & Restaurant
|Saturday, October 14th, 2017 9:30 PM|
300 Middle Street
Bristol, CT 06010
"The Future Heavies" return to Bleachers Sports Bar & Restaurant for the third time.
Located on the same road as ESPN, Bleachers has 22 beers on tap, the best burgers in town, wings, salads, sandwiches, and more. "The Future Heavies" will be playing three one hour sets of the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s.
Maple Tree Cafe
|Friday, October 20th, 2017 9:00 PM|
781 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
"The Future Heavies" return to perform for a second time at The Maple Tree Cafe, which has been a landmark in the beautiful town of Simsbury since 1895. The band will be playing three one hour sets of the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s starting at 9pm.