Influenced by punk-rock legends Social Distortion and the Ramones to rock icons KISS, Guns N' Roses, and AC/DC, Houston basedCrank Case has been making #originalmusic since 2006.  The name was inspired by old hot rods and greasers, and they have released 5 albums since inception.

Over the years Crank Case has played hundreds of shows at venues like BFE, Acadia, The 19th Hole, Concert Pub North, Wildcatters Saloon, Numbers, Warehouse Live, and House of Blues. They were also the highest ticket-selling local artist at the 2008 Rock the Bayou festival. They have performed with Wide Open Throttle at the annual Toys for Tots Christmas show for roughly the last 10 years.  Notable bands they have had the honor to open for include Faster Pussycat, Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Skid Row, Dangerous Toys, and so many more.

The band is comprised of original members Shawn Hamilton delivering Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitar, with Lead Guitarist Chris Harris and Vocalist Jim Lamanna. The current lineup now includes Bass Guitarist and Vocalist Jason Rhoads and Drummer Leo Garza.