Come over to Trinity On Main, 69 Main Street, New Britain,Ct. 06051 for a night of Rock N Roll. Opening act The Cruz Machine featuring Ashly Cruz starts at 8pm then the Power Trio "Maxx Explosion" hits the stage for an unforgettable night. We have a full bar and concesions, plenty of free parking across the street in the Chestnut Street Parking garage next to the Police station. $13.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door.
A Connecticut native, Ashly began her career as a young, professional ballet dancer and a star in
the Hartford Ballet Company. She later became a founding member and a prominent
choreographer of the Hartford Contemporary Dance Theater. She continued pursuing her dreams
by earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Carnegie Mellon University in the prestigious
Musical Theater Drama Department. Before graduating, she landed a small part in the CBS Movie
Of The Week, "No Place Like Home" starring Jeff Daniels.
She then continued adding to her accomplishments in theater by staring in many leading roles at
regional theatres across the country. These included The Hartford Stage Company, The
Pittsburgh Playhouse and Ocean West Theater Company.
In Los Angeles, Ashly originated the role of Pandora in the award winning production of "Children
of the Night", at the Ebony theater. Then during her time in Los Angeles, Ashly formed and
became the lead singer of the rock band "Taboo You", which headlined at The Roxy and The
Whiskey on Hollywood's Sunset Strip.
After the break-up of the band, she shifted her interests to Nashville, where she then put together
a special French/ American Cabaret show and performed at a number of Five Diamond
establishments drawing in large crowds. Upon returning to her home state, Ashly has headlined
at BB King's Dance Club at Foxwoods Casino on their Thursday "Caribbean Night" and at the
"Taste Of Hartford" event.
Ashly was also the featured performer every Friday and Saturday nights dancing and singing to
Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Bachata, Disco and Rock at La Vie En Rose Bistro in New London, CT.
She then released on Hothead Recordings her first solo album titled, "Ai Bailar (Let's Dance)",
starting with her first single and video titled "My Tango Baby", and a special 4-track EP taken from
her album titled "The Ballroom EP". All are available on iTunes, Napster, and Rapsody.
Ashly then created and copyrighted "Cardio Latina". This is an adaptation of Latin dances
combining both ballroom and night- club styles to create a fun, and effective fitness craze that
has swept the state of Connecticut for nearly two years now.
Finally, at the urge of her fans and with a hunger for the excitement and creativity of her days in
California as a real rocker she led the development of the band known as "Cruz Machine" .
Maxx Explosion is an American hard rock band comprised of some of the top musicians in the melodic rock genre. Blasting onto the scene with their incendiary albums "Forever" and "Dirty Angels", Maxx Explosion delivers a unique combination of potent rock songs and epic ballads.
The band is made up of Chris McCarvill’s wild bass playing and emotional vocals, the bombastic yet technical drums from BJ Zampa and the screaming shreds from Jimi Bell's blinding guitar work. All three members of Maxx Explosion are consummate musicians, singers and writers. Recording and touring in the USA as well as internationally have fused the band's distinctive vision of hard rock. Their songs tip a hat to the anthemic euphoria of the 80's while blasting into the 21st century and beyond. Together, the band is also able to sharpen their singing and playing to an extraordinary level, thanks to their near constant performing schedule.
Following the success of Maxx Explosions first album ‘Forever’, a firm fan favourite, their new release ‘Dirty Angels’ album is a heady mix of dynamic and energy filled tracks, a little funky in places and there's even a couple songs that will have you reaching to hold aloft your lighters. Both albums bring an epic mix of powerful rock that’ll have you singing along at the top of your voice and begging for more. There’s something for every rock fan in this diverse mix of these strong and melodic rock songs.
Not content to rely on audio alone, Maxx Explosion delivers an amazing array of music videos and visual art as well as distinctive and fan-fueled merchandise - all in house - to keep listeners immersed and engaged in the experience of the albums and live shows.
If you have never heard of Maxx Explosion…now is the time to check them out...