SWEET CRYSTAL In The News... sweet, very sweet indeed!

Winner of 2018 DMA Award for
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Act

Winner of 2018 DMA Award for Outstanding Gospel/Christian Act

Once again, the band has taken home Award #18 for the 2018's Detroit Music Awards. Congrats gents - may we just keep this train rolling!

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Act: SWEET CRYSTAL 

 

SWEET CRYSTAL
Recognized By National Charity

Citing "Extraordinary support and generosity from Sweet Crystal! Helping our mission w/ the healing power of music therapy programs for hospitalized children!", the band was given a plaque commemorating their sponsorship of the Dick Wagner "Remember The Child " Fund.

"There is more love in the human heart than can ever be given away." Dick Wagner

Dick Wagner, "The Maestro of Rock," (1942-2014) was legendary for his songwriting and lead guitar playing with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, The Frost, Aerosmith, Kiss, and many more. Throughout his 50 year career in rock and roll, Dick Wagner generously donated his musical talents to support children's charities. Consistent with his legacy, our Concert profits benefit the Children's Miracle Network, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and Detroit area children's hospitals, Beaumont Children's Hospital, and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.

"This was an easy decision for us" says Q. " Anytime we can help improve the lives of... anyone but especially a child, well you know all you have to do is ask and we will be there."

Sweet, very sweet indeed.

 

Check Out This Great Story On Bill!

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Sweet Crystal Rocks With ISP
 
Sweet Crystal, a Christian rock band hailing from Michigan, is connected to ISP Technologies in more ways than one.  While Bill Blatter, lead guitarist and one of the original members of the band, uses ISP guitar gear, he also has been with ISP Technologies from the beginning, and has helped design what he plays!
 
The band, including Marq Speck and Steve Wieser, have been together for 40 plus years and were a Christian rock band before it was even a well known genre.   With years of honing their skills and producing quality hard, progressive rock music with a message of ministry that is contemporary and not preachy, Sweet Crystal has won 15 Detroit Music Awards, including a coveted 2015 Global Music Award.  Other major awards were Best Performance, Best Artist and Best Recording in the Gospel and Recording Category.
 



 

In Bill's Sweet Crystal arsenal, he has both the ISP Totally Blues and Fetish, which he designed, and now also uses the spectacular Theta Pro DSP, a Floor controlled guitar system with a fully programmable digital Theta preamp, Vintage preamp, plus Studio quality effects processing.  Bill not only helped in the design but ISP also included some "Wild Bill" presets.    
While  Sweet Crystal promotes their newest CD, 5 Carat Rock, produced by Chuck Alkazian (Christina Aguilera, Mitch Ryder, Pop Evil) they had the chance to also promote the Theta Pro DSP on-air at The Summit.FM radio station. When asked about the pedal, Bill said,   "The Theta Pro DSP will be my go to preamp for both stage and studio performance.  The versatility of the tone shaping and intelligent speaker sims allows me to voice the guitar exactly where I want it to sit in the music, from clean to crunch to over the top gain."  Besides the amazing tone shaping of the Theta Pro, that fact that it is also "Made In The USA" was of much interest. 
 
For more information on the ISP Technologies Theta Pro DSP floor pedal, or any ISP product, visit www.isptechnologies.com.  For more information on Sweet Crystal, visit www.sweetcrystal.com.

 
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Detroit Free Press: Hey! We're Now "Familiar Faces"! Sweet.

Detroit Free Press: Hey! We're Now "Familiar Faces"! Sweet.

Our First Trip To Nashville - And We Score!!!

Our First Trip To Nashville - And We Score!!!

Awards, Accolades & "Atta Boys"!
2018
 
Detroit Music Award Winner
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Group

SWEET CRYSTAL
 
2017
Detroit Music Award Winner
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Recording

SWEET CRYSTAL - "5 Carat Rock"

Detroit Music Award Winner
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Vocalist

MARQ ANDREW SPECK

The Akademia Music Award
Best Christian / Gospel EP
‘5 Carat Rock’  March 2017 

2016
Detroit Music Award Winner
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Act

SWEET CRYSTAL

Detroit Music Award Winner
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Songwriter

MARQ ANDREW SPECK

2015

Detroit Music Award Winner
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Act

SWEET CRYSTAL

Detroit Music Award Winner
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Recording

"Foot Of The Cross"
Global Music Award Winner
"Foot Of The Cross" (Rock Category)


2014
Detroit Music Award Winner
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Musician

MARQ ANDREW SPECK

Detroit Music Award Winner
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Vocalist

MARQ ANDREW SPECK


Detroit Music Award Winner
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Songwriter

MARQ ANDREW SPECK

2013
Detroit Music Award Winner
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Act

SWEET CRYSTAL


Detroit Music Award Winner
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Musician

MARQ ANDREW SPECK

Detroit Music Award Winner
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Vocalist

MARQ ANDREW SPECK

Detroit Music Award Winner
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Songwriter

MARQ ANDREW SPECK

Detroit Music Award Winner
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Recording

"Nothing Here (For You To Fear)" SWEET CRYSTAL

2012
Detroit Music Award Winner
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Act

SWEET CRYSTAL

Detroit Music Award Winner
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Musician

MARQ ANDREW SPECK

2011
Detroit Music Award Winner
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Act

SWEET CRYSTAL

2009
Christian Independence Alliance
Momentum Award "Perseverance"

SWEET CRYSTAL

1990
Keyboard Magazine
Honorable Mention: Reader's Song Contest

MARQ ANDREW SPECK

1978
CREEM Magazine
"So You Want To Be A Rock-N-Roll Star"
Third Place Contest Winner

SWEET CRYSTAL