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About The Band

Crown The Yeti was created in 2017 with original songs and content and then formed in February of 2018. The Crown The Yeti musicians are:

Matt Wheeler – Drums
Jacob Ortenzio – Guitar
Shawn Granzow – Bass
Eric Bowzer – Guitar
  • Matt Wheeler – Drums

    Wheeler is 23 years old, from Virginia. Matt comes from a musical background as his Dad is a working musician who plays in a cover country band back in Virginia. Matt and Jacob moved to Los Angeles with another friend who were a band called “The Inverse Effect” They played shows around Los Angeles in places like “The Silverlake Lounge, El Cid, Pour Vous to name a couple.

  • Jacob Ortenzio – Guitar

    Ortenzio is 23 years old, from Virginia. Jacob has major influences from Jimi Hendrix, RHCP, Jimmy Page and more. Jacob also comes from Virginia with the dream of making a successful band.

  • Shawn Granzow – Bass

    Granzow and Ryan met off Hollywood and Highland near the Highland Center in 2011. Ryan was attending Musician’s Institute and after class he walked around Hollywood sometimes and one day he found Granzow hitting a Djembe LOUD keeping a rhythmic feel to his beat he had people dropping change in his tip jar. Ryan messaged him about 2 years later after graduating from MI. They then started jamming at Pour Vous as a duo-group.

  • Eric Bowzer – Guitar

    Bowzer and Ryan met back at Musician’s Institute in 2011. He played in the Guitar Program. They performed a couple Live Performance workshops and became acquainted with one another after so many LPW’s. They had a strong interest in Reggae music and started jamming together February 2018. Bowzer is originally from Chicago.