Jeff & Krystal’s early songwriting days started in the hard rock/ metal band, Burning Desire. They performed numerous live concerts at clubs (Harpos, Ritz, etc), concert halls and parties in the Metro-Detroit area. They released an album, Break Free, which was heavily aired on college radio stations throughout Michigan. The album rapidly climbed up on the Michigan State University WLFT Top Ten Album Charts (CM Journal, New York). That was the 1st time in MSU WLFT Radio that a local band on an independent label hit the Top 10 Charts alongside all nationally known artists such as Whitesnake and Def Leppard. Also, the single from the album, “I’m not Alone”, was translated and sung in Russian by Jeff and played overseas.