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Michael was taught bass in the early 70's by friend and mentor, Charlie Hengel. During high school he played
in various minor rock bands such as Dessert Lake, Hot August and Salts and Pepper. In 1977 he was lucky enough
to join Anheuser, one of the areas most popular Pop Rock/Bands. He played with them during their golden era
of 1977 to 1986. He had plans to continue in music after that, but a Mr McGuffin interceded and cancelled
Kevin, Guitar,Vocals & Keyboards and known to some as ‘RockStar’. After breaking free from years of lessons,
I have played my guitar for live audiences throughout the tri-state area. My favorites are Gibson’s Les Paul
and Fender’s Stratocaster. They have a distinct sound and feel all their own.
Singing and dancing have been a part of my life since the age of four. Dancing school and choir consumed most
of my adolescence. As an adult, I sang for friends and families weddings and funerals. I had always wanted to be
in a band, but it was just one of those things that never happened. At 35, I realized that if I was ever going to
do it, I’d better do it now before I got too old. So, at 35, I joined my first band and a rock band to boot.
It was a lot of fun but realized after two years, it was time to pursue a different direction.
At 12 years old, Mark started playing the drums in the high school band. He knew from the day he started, it would be a
life long pasion. After high school, Mark studied Applied Music at Charleston university and later graduated with honors
in Architecture. He toured professionally for 2 1/2 years with the Jimmy Allen Show band, noted for playing with likes of
Elvin Bishop and Buddy Miles. He also studied percussion with big band drummer Jim Chapin whose son was Harry Chapin who
wrote many famous songs such as "Cat's in the Cradle".
Originally from Wilmington, DE, Dan began playing trumpet at age nine. He studied music theory and composition
at the University of Delaware where he was a four-year member of the student jazz band. Prior to joining Helixx
in 2008, Dan worked with a number of bands along the east coast including the New Beginning Band,
the Rhythm Doctors, the Moonlighters, the Al Raymond Big Band, 4 In The Pocket, Impulse, and the Baltimore Colts
Marching Band. He has been both a musical director and instrumental performer for numerous regional
theatrical productions. Dan wrote the horn arrangements for local blues artist Jimmy Pritchard’s 2005 CD,
“Shoppin’ For The Blues”, a recording on which he is featured playing trumpet, trombone, and baritone saxophone.