SOUTH X SOUTHWEST
A native Australian, Jon moved to California in 1992 on the strength of a Canadian indie recording contract. Jon has been touring since he was 18 with notable bands such as F.U., Dear Jon, Purple, The Mint and others. Jon’s keyboard styles cover the musical spectrum; from classical piano, to 70's rock organ, to 80's pop synth, to r&b, funk, rap, country, mainstream and alternative.
Jon’s keyboard influences include Jon Lord, Ken Hensley and Keith Emerson and his performance style is a tribute to showmen like Freddie Mercury, Paul Stanley and David Lee Roth.
Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Vocals
Bob has been playing acoustic and electric guitar for 45 years. He performed in the 60's and 70's with Denver Cody and Ma Barker’s Boogie Review. His favorite bands are The Allman Brother’s Band, Government Mule and Crosby Stills & Nash. Singer-songwriter, guitarist, Warren Haynes is his musical mentor and source of inspiration.
Bob considers guitar playing as an indispensable part of being happy and healthy.
Lead Guitar, Vocals
California native & accomplished songwriter, Rod began playing guitar to put music to his lyrics. Though he considers himself more of a writer than guitarist, many guitarists come to see Rod’s artistry.
Influences include: The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Kiss, Black Sabbath, Ted Nugent & Heart. Performing with original bands in the 70's and 80's, then with pro-cover projects through the 80's and 90's.