Tim Ericksen (Crash Mars), known for his soulful clear tone influenced from Billy Gibbons, Jimmy Page and Robin Trower, and all the technique,  flash and flair from greats such as Randy Rhodes, Eddie Van Halen and of course Mick Mars,  started playing Guitar in 1980,  one year before the formation of Motley Crue. With the guidance of his three brothers, his early music influences were of the classic rock bands of the 70’s. For two years he played bass in his brother’s band Xanthus, covering material from bands like Hendrix, Cream, Neil Young, Traffic, as well as classics from the British Invasion and Motown. It wasn’t long before he put down the bass and picked up the guitar to form his own band in high school called Rumble Fish. Quickly gaining experience and popularity in the Detroit Metro area, the band morphed into an original project called The Skam. With this band, Crash started to hone his style of writing, performing and playing. In the 10 years that they were together, they gained an excellent following, released 2 CD’s with songs receiving airplay on Z-Rock, and were chosen by WRIF as one of the top 10 bands in the Metro Detroit Area two years running. After The Skam, Crash went on to help form Monkey Paw, a Party Rock cover band. The band was Popular locally with a great following, playing many of the local venues, motorcycle clubs and events.  Now as a member of Wreking Crue, Crash is enjoying the full concert show experience of performing all the classic songs of one of his favorite bands of his youth, Motley Crue. When asked what is that he most enjoys about playing in Wreking Crue he stated, “I love the big high energy sound of the band. A lot of nasty, a little sexy with a strong sense of melody and like a lot of 80’s metal bands, it’s all about the fans and the fun.”  “Playing in Wreking Crue has allowed me to continue doing what I love, keeps me young at heart, and gives me a chance to give myself to others through my craft.”   

Booking contact:
Leather Entertainment : Deb Ericksen Phone: 248-933-867 - Email 

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