Turbo Rules – In Memoriam

John “Turbo” Shatesky

01/25/1980 – 07/28/2023

SANTA CRUZ Footage of NYC Acoustic Performance Available on Metal Injection


(Pictured Archie – (Vocals, Guitar), Johnny (Guitar, Vocals), and

Spinefarm Records Worldwide General Manager Jonas Nachsin)


(Photo Credit: Ken Pierce)


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A few weeks back SANTA CRUZ played an amazing acoustic performance at the New York Offices of Spinefarm Records.  The band played to a packed room, in front of some of the most influential press and industry heavyweights in the area.  The four song acoustic set featured the band’s new single “We Are The Ones To Fall”, an older track entitled “Aiming High”, and an emotionally powerful cover version of Led Zeppelin’s “Thank You”. 

Metal Injection was on location at the event and filmed the performance.  You can check out the exclusive footage courtesy of Metal Injection HERE.

SANTA CRUZ‘ debut North American single “We Are The Ones To Fall” is available as a digital download on iTunes HERESANTA CRUZ also shot a video for the song, which can be streamed HERE

SANTA CRUZ will be the featured guest on this week’s episode of “The Electric Ballroom” on 95.9 WRAT in New Jersey.  The show can also be streamed online at http://www.wrat.com.   The band played a few acoustic tracks and sat down for an in depth interview with host Keith Roth.

Host Keith Roth on Santa Cruz:

“SANTA CRUZ is a band that is expected to be a household name next year! These cats are the real deal. rock and roll is unsafe again REJOICE !!!!”

Reared on a hefty diet of 80’s glam rock Americana, SANTA CRUZ are a Rock ‘n’ Roll sensation, who, despite their very young age have headlined numerous rock clubs of their own in their native Helsinki Rock City, scoring hordes of stark-raving-mad fans and reaping attention and endorsements from peers and media alike.

SANTA CRUZ was formed in the year 2007, inspired by such greats as Skid Row and Guns ‘n’ Roses. After a few line-up changes and two demos the boys Taz (20, drums), Archie (20, lead vocals & lead guitars), Middy (20, bass) and Johnny (21, lead guitars) released a self-produced EP “Anthem For The Young ‘n’ Restless” (2011) and a music video for the title track. With the EP they achieved international media attention, including coverage in Classic Rock Magazine & national television in Finland. The band played well over a 100 shows, and scored a worldwide record deal with Spinefarm Records. 

 “We Are The Ones To Fall” is just a sampling of what people can expect from these young rockers.  Look out for music to be released in the coming months and the band’s new full-length album in 2015 on Spinefarm Records. 

Justen Bieber