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BR-10-2019-smPhoto Credit: Prudence Crawmer

BALANCED ROCK members (l-r) Dan Santistevan, Chris Nall, Andrea Fine and John Crawmer.

BALANCED ROCK announces the departure of George Ulrich, streamlining the lineup with Andrea Fine on Lead Vocals and Bass Guitar. The band wishes George all the best as he ventures onto new musical horizons.

The Colorado-based musical band BALANCED ROCK is named after the famous 900-ton natural red sandstone rock formation located in the scenic Garden of the Gods in their hometown of Colorado Springs. Like the uniqueness and rarity that balanced rocks appear in nature precariously perched to seem to defy gravity, likewise, the rock group BALANCED ROCK, is a one-of-a-kind musical force of nature.

Santistevan_2019Dan Santistevan at Hillside Gardens and Events Center 2019

BALANCED ROCK, has been writing, recording  and performing concerts in the Pikes Peak Region for the past decade since 2011.

Dan Santistevan is an alumnus of the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was exposed to the world-class music scene in Boulder and Denver’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheater during his formative years.

In 2014, guitarist John Crawmer joined Balanced Rock bringing his fire-brand style of guitar playing to the mix. His mastery of the electric guitar is second-to-none. Come hear for yourself and you will see what we mean!

JC_ST_17John Crawmer, lead guitarist performing at Stargazer’s Theater in 2017

BALANCED ROCK has progressively evolved with the inclusion of each member. Performances have included venues that lend themselves to original music. The band has performed at various locales along the Colorado front range area.

BR_MSL_18aBALANCED ROCK at the 2018 Manitou Springs Library Summer Concert. Photo Credit: Chris Melton

BRatHSG-AF1Andrea Fine performing at Hillside Gardens in 2018

The enlistment of The Fabulous Andrea Fine as the dynamic lead vocalist for BALANCED ROCK in 2018 has become the WOW Factor! In addition to her vocal prowess, Andrea also plays keyboards and left-handed bass guitar! Andrea has lent her vocal talent for the annual benefit concert Songs ForSight since 2017 to include the most recent performance in November 2019 at Stargazer’s Theater in Colorado Springs, CO.

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Chris Nall became BALANCED ROCK drummer in 2019

BALANCED ROCK is thrilled about the recruitment of friend and veteran drummer Chris Nall. His hypnotic drumming style lends itself to the mix of original music and selective cover tunes. Chris has played drums with various musicians in the Pikes Peak region over the years. The band welcomes his contribution as a musician and sense of humor to keep things hopping!