Brothers Steve & John Conte, formerly of Mercury recording artists Company of Wolves, lead this eclectic rock-pop band. The Conte's multi-faceted career includes recording and/or touring with The New Yok Dolls, Willy DeVille, Rachael Yamagata, Joan Osbourne, Billy Squier, Paul Simon, Ian Hunter, Maceo Parker, Peter Wolf, Kevin Salem, Phoebe Snow, Prince protege Jill Jones, John Waite, Willie Nile, Glen Burtnick, Mr Henry and many others. You may have already heard music from Crown Jewels without realizing it...
Smallville - WB ("So much For Love")
Providence - NBC ("Toughest Girl In The Neighborhood", "Last Confession")
Jack & Jill - WB ("Toughest Girl In The Neighborhood", "Last Confession")
Jag - CBS ("Heart Shaped Glasses", "Toughest Girl In The Neighborhood")
Angel - Fox ("Last Confession")
That's Life - ABC ("He's So Zen")
Winter X Games - ESPN ("Revolution in the Air")
Wirey Spindell (Fox-Lorber), the new film by If Lucy Fell creator Eric Schaeffer features the songs, "Lovers On Earth", "Money Don't Help" and five new songs written by Crown Jewels and former Marry Me Jane singer Amanda Kravat.
Spring Break Lawyer (MTV/Paramount Pictures). "She Got No Hair" compliments a pool party scene.
Two Ninas (Castle Hill), a hilarious NYC romantic comedy starring Ron Livingston (Swingers) and
Amanda Peet (Jack & Jill) includes "Last Confession" and "Toughest Girl in the Neighborhood".
The Stand In starring Kelly Rippa (All My Children) uses "Last Confession", "Money Don't Help" and "Dream", the theme song written for the film's closing credits.
The independent Hollywood film, Face the Music features "Toughest Girl in the Neighborhood" in the final scene and over the closing credits.
The Rules soundtrack is dominated by the Jewels..."Strawberryvelvetfiftycentshoes", "Believe me, Camille", "Last Confession" "Fine Line" and "Underground".
Linoleum, the band's latest record, has enjoyed nationwide airplay on more than 120 stations (AAA, college & AOR/ Modern Rock specialty shows), charting in CMJ with heavy rotations in the northeast and northwest.
Along with their debut Spitshine, their sophomore release, Linoleum, the limited edition Bootleg Rarities and the new MP3only CD Bubble & Squeak, Crown Jewels appears on:
Billboard Talent Net: New Talent Spotlight Volume 2. This compilation CD features Crown Jewels, Jill Sobule and others. Crown Jewels has frequently appeared on Billboard Talent Net's Weekly Top Ten and Radio BTN charts.
NEMO Tasty Vittles compilation from the Boston music conference. Includes Crown Jewels, The Push Stars and Michelle Lewis.
Musician Magazine Best Unsigned Band CD (features "Tim" from the debut Crown Jewels CD.)
Stiff Competition: A Cheap Trick Tribute. Includes Crown Jewels version of "How Are You?" along with Robin Zander, Enuff Z'Nuff, Gilbey Clarke, Glen Burtnick and Sharon Middendorf (Motor Baby).
London's Classic Rock Magazine crowned the band's Linoleum album # 5 in their Top Ten Albums Of 1999, placing higher than Foo Fighters, Metallica and Wilco.
Musician Magazine named Crown Jewels "One of North America's Ten Best Unsigned Bands".
Crown Jewels was called "One Of New York's Top Five Unsigned Bands" by the N.A.R.A.S./ Grammy Showcase.
Ironically, New York City's own Crown Jewels were honored with the title of "Best Unsigned Band In The Region" when they were flown to Nashville to play UnVailed, Sam Goody/ Musicland's national new music showcase.
In addition to their constant touring of East Coast clubs, the band has also appeared at these fine musical events:
North By Northeast (Toronto)
The Digital Clubfest and Intel New York Music Festival
The Philadelphia Music Conference
NEMO Music Conference (Boston),
The Atlantis Music Festival (Atlanta)
Concrete / Foundations F-Musicfest (Los Angeles)
The Mid-Atlantic Sound, Surf & Skate Symposium (Wilmington, North Carolina)
ASCAP and Songwriters Hall of Fame showcases (NYC)