Origin: San Diego, CA
Genres: Rock, Blues Rock, Alternative
Years Active: 2016- Present
Label: Diva Crush Publishing
Diva Crush is a hard rocking original band from San Diego, playing raucous music our own way. We started as an all-female band in 2015. People were blown away and in 2016 we put out a 5-song EP called Goin’ Home to rave reviews.
Diva Crush has undergone some changes over the last several years and we’re better than ever, with a new album of all new originals due out in 2022. Pat Bennett is still our lynchpin founding member but we're now a 4-piece band of eclectic misfits with a new clear vision of where we want to go. Our newest band members are showcased below, with more pictures soon; we have a new agent and will be booked on a small tour in the SoCal and surrounding areas after the first of the year. We’re also showcased on Alternative Twist Radio online, as well as BandCamp, Soundcloud, Jango Radio and other platforms. So stay tuned, get ready to fall in love with our new songs, and keep on rockin’!
Diva Crush's upcoming second album is a genre-bending tribute to rock, alternative and something beyond a blues blend. Be sure not to miss their live shows - there's a whole different sound to them!
Meet The Divas!
Diva Pat Bennett - Bassist, Lead Songwriter, Co-lead Singer, Vocals
A prolific writer, Pat used to read the dictionary for fun when she was about 8 years old. She started playing music at 12 years old when her mom bought her a nice classical nylon string guitar. Her mother had asked if she would like a guitar; Pat said no, she wanted a horse. The guitar showed up instead.
Pat and her sister performed as a duo at local assisted living facilities until her sister moved to Los Angeles. By that time, Pat was a dyed-in-the-wool rocker girl but she didn't really get serious until 2013 when she formed a garage rock band and bought an SRV Strat.
In 2015 she met Beverly Graves, a phenomenal lead guitarist, and they formed the Curve band with three other women. Pat traded in the Strat for a Tele and a Marshall half stack, and also bought a bass; when Curve broke up, Diva Crush was born. Pat plays bass most of the time but is equally comfortable playing guitar, and alternately takes the lead singer spot for certain songs. After such a long hiatus, Pat is thrilled to be playing with the new Divas in the band!
Diva Bo Capebianco - Co-Lead Singer, Vocals, Rhythm Guitarist
Our smokey-voiced co-lead singer, Bo, started her career as a singer and guitar player in Christian music in Santa Cruz, CA in 1983. Her first independent recording was in 1985: “You Are The One.” Bo went on to do four other independent recordings…"Run Away” in 1988, “The Bo Capebianco Band” in 1989, “Bo Capebianco” in 1991, as well as a live concert in 1997. Bo played many dates all over the Bay Area and some in southern CA, along with a few in other states. After getting frustrated with the church, she quit music in 1998 then moved to San Diego, CA.
Bo taught music in two elementary schools for 6 years, gave guitar lessons in her home, put together a junior high rock band for the kids she taught, and was a DJ for a few years. In her own words, "I haven’t played in the past ten + years. Got the itch to play again. I am excited to be with the Diva Crush Band!"
Diva Kenz McManus -
Kenz fell in love with drumming after picking up a pair of sticks with Rock Band's release in 2007. After walking onto the Gonzaga Drumline in college and competing in Rock Band's online challenges and leaderboards, they decided to invest in an acoustic kit and develop the skills necessary to perform with a band. Kenz is very excited to have this first band experience with Diva Crush and we're super excited to have them with us!
Diva Pete Shaw -
Our easy-going lead player Pete took classical piano lessons from age 6-11. The first time he heard "Purple Haze" on his transistor radio, it was bye-bye Beethoven and hello Hendrix. He taught himself to play guitar on an acoustic his dad gave him on his 12th birthday, and has played guitar and keyboards in various San Diego bands since 1980. His leads are intuitive and fit our songs perfectly. He's definitely a guy but doesn't mind being one of the Divas!!