About | Cracked Ice

The Cracked Ice Story

Crispin Cioe started Cracked Ice in year 2000, with a two-fold purpose:  to record and perform his original music in clubs, concerts and festivals — while at the same time working steadily to become the greatest, most musical party/event band in the nation.   And that is exactly what’s happened:  for the past 10 years, Cracked Ice has generated a huge amount of business by word-of-mouth and direct referral:  guests at parties where the band has played, friends and family of clients for whom the band has worked, people who’ve seen the band in concert and on TV . . . have taken the band’s business card, or visited this website, or called up their friend whose wedding they attended, and asked “Who was that band at your party?  They’re the best band I’ve ever heard in my life!” 

What distinguishes Cracked Ice?

Live music has never sounded so good.

The Cracked Ice band performs regularly at receptions, corporate parties and events, charity balls and gala fundraisers.  Cracked Ice performs all forms of popular music: rock ’n’ roll, rhythm and blues, soul, funk, jazz, pop, ethnic and classical. Clients and their guests relish requesting tune after tune and witnessing the band perform them flawlessly on the spot. That is why, for instance, singer/songwriter Marc Cohn (“Walking in Memphis”) and his bride ABC newswoman Elizabeth Vargas chose Cracked Ice for their Manhattan wedding reception. Guests like Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Carly Simon and the groom danced and sat in with the band to jam the night away.  Or why NBC/Universal hired Cracked Ice to perform a month’s worth of parties on the isle of Bermuda, in connection with the network’s presentation of the Athens Olympics.

Another thing people say at parties where Cracked Ice has performed:  “That’s not a ‘wedding band’—they sound too good! . . . ”  And they’re right:  Crispin and all the musicians and singers in the band have deep backgrounds in recording and touring and performing onstage for audiences large and small –and they’re all totally committed to “bringing it” to each party and event where Cracked Ice performs.