As the youngest member of a large East Bay family, Kevin was exposed to the sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Blood Sweat and Tears and Janis Joplin from an early age thanks to his older siblings. As a 9yr old, the guitar came naturally to him. At 12yrs old he bought “Frampton Comes Alive” and was blown away by the heavy melodic sounds of Peter Frampton’s Gibson Les Paul driving a Marshall amplifier. As a high school student in the early 1980’s, he finally got his first electric guitar and began playing in bands covering all of the great FM rock hits of the 70’s and early ‘80’s. Heavily influenced by local guitar greats such as Joe Satriani, Dave Meniketti , and Ronnie Montrose, Kevin has developed his own style that emphasizes intensity, melodic single note runs along with heavy power chords. After 7 years as a member of the local classic rock band “The Grinders” and the last 3 years sitting in with various players, he is excited to be the newest member of Axis.
Paul Parry (Lead Vocals) – Growing up in South Wales, Great Britain, Paul was raised on rock and roll with bands like, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Whitesnake, AC/DC, and Glenn Hughes. Joining his first band at age seventeen Paul gained notoriety as a talented lead singer and was soon approached by Tredegar (founded by former members of Budgie whose songs would later be covered by Metallica, Soundgarden and VanHalen). Tredegar with Paul as the lead singer would progress to performing more than 200 shows a year over a two-year period leading to extensive touring and performance experience. His next stop along this musical journey took him to Germany where he joined Tramp and toured clubs throughout Europe. Eventually, Paul found himself making a permanent move to California where he has performed original rock with Rekuiem and the drummer from Diamond Head and is currently performing live shows with AXIS.
RYAN GLICK is based out of The Bay Area in Northern California. He has performed professionally since the age of 8, playing Drums and Percussion with seasoned musicians in almost every genre of music. After High school he attended The Berklee College in Boston. And after he left Berklee he's been a full time musician playing in all kinds of bands and studio sessions in the bay area. He specializes in Heavy Metal and has performed Jazz, Country, Pop, Alternative, Soul, R&B and Punk with some of the Bay Area’s best bands: Boogie Aces, Freeway, Addiction To Affliction, Fusion 72, Family Tradition and Natural Blend. He was an award winner at the Santa Cruz Jazz Fest.
Dennis Celoni (Bass and Vocals) – Dennis holds down the bottom end and has a good time doing it. Put a microphone in front of him and off he goes. Dennis attributes his talent to his grandfather who, as a young man, played ‘honky tonks’ in Texas. While growing up in Brentwood, CA, Dennis listened to a wide variety of bands such as Rush, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and most of the artists AXIS plays now. Dennis has played bass over the last 25 years in 5 successful working bands and has recorded 4 CDs over those years. His band credits include, Trimmer (an original heavy metal band), BootHill (a successful country cover band), Noteworthy 3 (a party trio), and AXIS. He really enjoys performing live music and has played for crowds as large as 2,500. His hope is that you enjoy AXIS’s music as much as he does.
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