El[X]r began as the brain child of Kevin Miller who began writing and recording his own music in 2006. Without any other pieces to his project, he recorded his guitar parts and vocals and used music programs to create the bass and drum parts. He continued to make his own material up until the summer of 2012 when the band really began to come together. Jovon began to come over to Kevin’s house to jam, playing bass at the time. Kevin suggested to Jovon that he should get a set of drums and shortly thereafter, El[X]r had a drummer. With the addition of Ryan on guitar to the jam session duo, they proceeded to develop a cohesive sound. Friend of the band Mike Roberts introduced the band to Josh Konecki who then joined on to play guitar which moved Ryan to the vacant bass spot left by Jovon. Josh unfortunately left the band in the summer of 2014 for work and the search was on for a guitarist to fill this role. During this time, very little music was produced and the future of the band looked bleak…
The band is currently in production of a full length album which will include re-recorded versions of their older work as well as new material with its most current guitarist addition, Andres.
Guitar, Songwriting, Vocals
Randy Rhoads, Onslaught, Joe Satriani, Nobuo Uematsu
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
Guitar, Vocals, Songwriting
John Petrucci, Dream Theater, Guthrie Govan, Steve Vai, Circus Maximus, Eric Johnson, Muse, Plini,
Progressive Metal/Rock, Rock/Jazz/Fusion
Growing up in a family of non-musicians, I’d dabbled with songwriting using MIDI sequences and FL Studio but knew I needed to put my hands on an instrument to find an authentic feeling and take myself seriously in music. I purchased my first bass in 2005, and learned to play through online tabs. My first band, Drudge, formed in high school and played numerous local shows from 2007-2008. I was on again/off again with music through young adulthood but have been steadily playing since moving home to Michigan in 2020.
Influences: Geddy Lee, Flea, Cliff Burton, Billy Sheehan, James Jamerson
Drums, Vocals, Songwriting
Neil Peart, Travis Barker, Dave Grohl
Tyler Van Velzor
Bass, Videographer, Songwriting