Steffen - Marshall - Joshua - Jacob
The Crust is a high-energy classic rock show band from West Des Moines, Iowa. Winners of the Iowa Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame's 2021 Iowa Rocks Talent Competition, we love making music and entertaining with our take on classic rock covers and our original music.
We are currently covering Van Halen, Rush, Queen, ZZ Top, Lenny Kravitz, Jimi Hendrix, Mötley Crüe, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Primus, Pantera, Ozzie Osborne, The Beatles, Deep Purple, Rick Deringer, Living Color, Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy, KISS, Radiohead, Stone Temple Pilots, Blue Oyster Cult, Grand Funk Railroad, The Who, Violent Femmes, David Lee Roth, Nazareth, Måneskin, Billy Idol, Cream, and more.
Crust venues include Adventureland, the Roof Garden, Preservation Plaza, the Surf Ballroom, 80/35 Festival, HoTU Music Festival, local Des Moines metro and central Iowa venues, festivals, and private events.
With soulful vocals, soaring guitars, lush keys, thick bass, and chest-thumping drums, we embrace every opportunity to engage our audience. We do all our own stunts, and (in the words of Queen...)
We will, we will rock you!
As founding member of The Crust, Joshua's life has always revolved around music. He lives to play music and never really met a musical instrument he didn't like. In addition to electric and acoustic guitar, drums, and piano, Josh plays trumpet, cello, accordian, 12-string, and bass guitar.
Active in Scouts, concert band, jazz band, and choir, Joshua was honored to be selected for OPUS (State Honor Choir) as a 7th-grader. He also loves art, is a Des Moines Art Center scholarship winner, and is an accomplished and creative cook.
Steffen exudes energy. An accomplished percussionist, he also plays piano, guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, and violin. He is very busy with choir and other school-related activities, but Steffen loves performing and would rather play music and entertain than any other activity.
Jacob (aka "Jub") plays bass guitar, guitar, and drums.
He never had any true “dreams” until he found music and performing. Music is his one true passion, and he considers performing his drug of choice. A quintessential bassist, his face is calm while his fingers are flying. He's always up to jam on some Rush.
Jub enjoys being an enigma and likes to surprise with his unpredictability. Watch out.
Marshall plays piano, guitar, banjo and trumpet. He was a member of his high school marching band, jazz band, symphony band, show band, and a cappella choir. Marshall has also enjoyed several lead rolls in school plays and school musicals, but says his greatest thrill is performing on stage with The Crust.