Cryptic were formed in 2017 when lead singer and guitarist, Keith Dobson, began developing a project with his friends Riley Hutchison (Bass), and Jesus Oviedo (Drums). The three began writing and the band identity was formed. Each member was age 16 or younger at the time of the band's formation. On March 22, 2019, Saul Peña-Lopez was added to the band as rhythm guitarist. In September 2019, Saul resigned from the band to pursue other music opportunities. Currently, Cryptic have chosen to continue as a trio.
Cryptic are built on a dedication to music, friendship, and an unwavering belief in free speech. Cryptic believe that the arts, and especially music, are the last forms of free expression . . . a place to have a voice and to stand for what one believes.