The C-ROCK story

C-ROCK was formed in 2006.  Just in the last two years, C-ROCK has performed 140 gigs! 

They stay busy and that is the way they like it.  C-ROCK performs at everything from small private parties all the way to large concerts with thousands of music lovers attending.

C-ROCK offers performance menu pricing options to meet your budget while always providing you with the same high quality music.  So from a no frills stage all the way to elevated stage, stage lights, and fog, you will only pay for what you want.  

The C-ROCK Mission Statement: 

To be the most professional, entertaining, and in-demand rock and roll band in San Antonio, Texas.

Some of C-ROCK's more notable venues include the Circuit of the Americas, Schlitterbahn, Hemisfair Park, Texas State University, the Alamodome, the Valero Texas Open, and Night in Old San Antonio (NIOSA), The San Antonio River Parade, plus many more. 

C-ROCK enjoys performing for private parties, corporate events, charity events, restaurants, clubs, and anywhere live music is needed.  

C-ROCK consists of five dedicated, experienced, and disciplined musicians, plus a sound and light engineer.  They continually strive to make their sound tighter and their music better in order to improve the entertainment experience for their fans.  Rehearsals are held every week and often twice a week!

C-ROCK's state of the art musical instruments and sound equipment delivers superior sound and allows the sound team to be more sensitive to appropriate volume levels for your event as compared with more conventional systems.  There are less wires on stage to provide a cleaner look and reduce trip hazards.  So whether you want high quality and low volume background music or full (pump up the volume) concert grade sound, C-Rock is the band you are looking for. 

Below is a brief bio on each band member and their role in the band.

If you have any questions please contact Nelson by phone 210.698.2223
, or email info@C-ROCKband.comor

We would love to hear from you!


Jo - Lead Singer & Song Writer

Joanne Hardin grew up in a musical family in the San Antonio area, spending just about every weekend listening and singing along with her Dad, Aunts, and Uncles. Her passion for music has been deep her entire life and flows through the sheets of her original songs. 

"Jo", as she chooses to be called, began her musical career singing Christian music and hymns for the masses. Eventually, this led her to begin singing with a Nashville recording band as well as many local and national recording artists. Joanne has sung all genres of music but none is held more dear to her than Rock! She is very excited to be a part of C-ROCK!

Nelson - Drums, Vocals, & Business Manager


Nelson started playing drums at the age of eight.  He was trained in the traditional rudimentary drumming techniques which can be heard in his drumming style today.  He played in a number of bands until he joined the Army in the early 70's.  Once he returned from his deployment overseas, he picked up the sticks and has not missed a beat since (pun intended).  Nelson has a passion to play and perform and he enjoys the friendship and talents of everyone in the C-ROCK band

Joey - Lead Guitar & Vocals

Joey was introduced to musical instruments at the age of 10.  He asked his parents for a drum set, but they opted to get him a guitar because it was the option that might make the least amount of noise.  That guitar was the best thing that could have happened to Joey.

What followed was a growing obsession/appreciation for all things rock n’ roll.  By the time Joey completed High School he had already been in several bands and spent most of his non-academic hours learning, writing, and recording music.

After high school,  Joey studied composition for film at UCLA to nurture his desire to make music for films.  Joey was lucky enough to score a couple of independent films, but his real passion was in performing live and on stage. Being born and raised in Los Angeles, California it wasn’t hard to find the people and the venues to make this a reality.

Shortly after finishing at UCLA, Joey found success in the music business; over the course of a few years, he toured and recorded albums with some well-known artists. His experience with writing, recording, and touring was growing consistently over the years and his original music can still be heard across all the online platforms such as iTunes and Spotify.

A man of many talents, Joey started a successful photography business and raised a beautiful family.  It was only when he was lucky enough to find the C-ROCK crew did he realize it was time to start making awesome music again.

C-ROCK is happy and proud to have such a talent as Joey to be a part of the C-ROCK family!


John Deering - Keys, Rhythm Guitar, and Vocals


John grew up in a musical family in the Midwest.  Hearing his older sisters play in the school band kindled an interest in music which led to playing the tuba.  In college he became a self taught guitar player.  One day one of his buddies brought over his drums.  Although they were barely able to get through “Proud Mary”, John had an absolute blast, and has been playing live music ever since.  He has played many styles of music ranging from country to oldies to disco, but his favorite will always be classic rock and roll.  His experience in the music business includes live performance, sound engineering, and recording.  He has run sound for regional and national acts touring through the Midwest.  He originated and operated the “Instant Replay” band, a popular variety act in the Midwest for 14 years, and was the leader of the San Antonio band “MishMash” for 11 years.  John is very happy to be a member of C-ROCK.


Julian - Bassist and Vocals

Julian was raised in Lubbock Texas, the home town of Buddy Holly.

He began his music journey in 1979 with the purchase of his first vinyl record, “I was made for loving you” by Kiss.  At that moment, he knew he would be a rocker!  

With loving and supportive parents, they bought Julian a drum set.  Then when he was 13, Julian’s father bought him a guitar which completely altered his musical path.  

By 17 Julian was playing professionally as the lead guitar for the Sacred Heart rock band. He also recorded three CD’s with the Tejano band Grupo Peligro (Group Danger) in Lubbock.  

Before joining C-ROCK, and for the last six years, Julian played bass in his son’s dance/funk band.  He also played in a praise and worship team.  

Julian’s says that his passion for music is music for his soul.  

His is a professional through and through.  His rhythm’s are impeccable, his timing is perfect, and he lives the music that he plays.  

C-ROCK is proud to have Julian as the newest member and Julian feels blessed to be in San Antonio performing with C-ROCK.