JACKSON WILCOX – VOCALS, GUITAR ♦ ERIC RICKEY - GUITAR ♦ SEAN VILLAROS – GUITAR
MEGAN WINGERTER – VIOLIN, VIOLA, KEYS ♦ KEVIN OAKLEY – BASS ♦ ANTHONY SERMENO – DRUMS
The music of A Crowd of Small Adventures is full of textured stories with stirring harmonies and violin flourishes. They have been described as having Arcade Fire-like fervor, producing doom-laden Joy Division pop and Postal Service-meets-Queen rock. The band's music moves from sweeping string-filled chamber rock to upbeat punk-inspired indie.
Their first full-length was released in 2010 to overwhelmingly positive reviews. “There was no better example of musical perfection and pleasure in 2010 than A Crowd of Small Adventures’ A Decade in X-Rays, their second CD release. The quartet smartly fine-tuned these nine alt-pop songs…… and the result is a flawless album. “….the album is fantastic and so are they." Mike Prevatt, Las Vegas City Life.
Blood was released in 2014 to great reviews:
"Blood isn’t as tight as the band’s 2010 full-length, A Decade in X-Rays, which is to also say it’s less contained, most notably in its liberation from rhythmic consistency. Opener “Youngest Blood” deviates from ACOSA’s usual four-on-the-floor anchor, only to return to it with gusto during its climax—Megan Wingerter simultaneously matching Tony Sermeno’s drum gallop with her violin—before reprising the break-beat. “Broken Season” boasts a similar structure and chamber-music inspiration, starting with a waltz that evolves toward simpler cadences. “Her Radiating Heart” is a rare Crowd slowburner that—given its atmospheric feel and arpeggiated keys—is Killers-esque, though singer Jackson Wilcox employs restrained passion where Brandon Flowers might have opted for histrionics."
~Mike Prevatt, Las Vegas Weekly
“Wilcox sings as if he were trying to dislodge his heart from his throat, his words setting the tone for an immediate yet nuanced record that’s one of the best releases to come from Las Vegas this year.”
~Jason Bracelin, Las Vegas Review Journal