Calgary Music Spotlight: Crystal Kid
SPOTLIGHT on Crystal Kid
Frank Torrealba: Vocals & Bass, Charles Torrealba: Guitars & Keys
After spending their lives on the move and witnessing the ability of music to make people feel
good, brothers, Frank and Charles Torrealba formed Crystal Kid. And ever since then they’ve
been content to let their audiences do the moving for them. That was eight years ago. And although influenced by pop-giants like U2 and Oasis, it’s still that personal experience that drives the up-tempo rhythms that define Crystal Kid. Rhythms that the Canadian and international music scene are beginning to take notice and have given Crystal Kid the opportunity to play with artists like Three Days Grace, Seether, as well as performances at Sled Island (Calgary), CMJ (New York), CMW (Toronto) and MUSEXPO (Los Angeles). Crystal Kid has been playing live shows for over four years, and most recently won a $25,000 performance grant at Calgary’s AMP 90.3 FM Rock Star Finale twice in a row (2010 and 2011).