Ross Sandler has a B.F.A. in modern dance and choreography from Ohio University.
He claims that the value seeking one's own voice through art are as a result of his
explorations and adventures in moving. The energy and soul in his music
reflects a dynamic spirit about life and music making. The album, Oranges, Yellows,
is not only varied from song to song, but is so far away from Crewman Number Six's LP,
Nice To Meet You, one suspects multiple personalities of this songwriter.

Nice To Meet you, Crewman's first serious recording effort since the EP 'The Truth,' is a raw shot of truckin soul from a band that is clearly about to hit its stride and roar! It is available on Itunes or CD Baby, but coming to a Crewman Number Six show to get it from us in person is best! We also now have T-shirts available.

Ross' music is a blend of funky acoustic rock with vocals
that have bluesy melodies, and hip-hop rhythm and rhyme schemes.
Still, he'll often draw from some folk, reggae, jazz,
rock, and pop. While strong with intention, there is room left for improvisation.
Ross' influences are varied enough to keep grooves loose and allow Sandler
to "always find new information out about the songs."
Ross' unique style enables him to get into the moment and be honest,
lending room for playfulness. These strengths are revealed in his performances. Heartfelt, of the soul,
and running the gamut of emotions, these songs are clearly a chance for Ross to get some thoughts out
into the air.


Bob Marley, Jerry Garcia, KRS-ONE, Trey Anastasio, The Funky Meters,
Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Phish, Beastie Boys, The Beatles,
Black Star, Pearl Jam, Caetano Veloso, Dilated Peoples, Michael Jackson,
James Brown, Nirvana, A Tribe Called Quest, Jurassic 5, Cream, Traffic,
Led Zepplin, Iron Maiden, Hall n' Oates, Stevie Wonder, Bebel Gilberto,
Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Blues Traveler, Tori Amos, My Brother, Def Lepard,
New Edition, Poison, G Love and Special Sauce, Run-DMC, Ani Defranco.

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