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Last Update: September 20, 2010
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Rock, Adult Rock
20 Years Gone is a special blend of guys and a gal with the desire to make great music and honor all of the bands and songwriters they grew up with. Everyone in the band has a history of playing music through different projects over the last 20 years. The band started out with Jenny having an idea to record a few songs for posterity and all agreed, once things came to together, that this was indeed something very special. We are thrilled to play the music we love in our own unique way and look forward to more good times. 20 Years Gone by for a Few but 20 years of great music for us to honor!
Jenny has been singing since the age of 4. She has her mother to thank for her talent and drive to perform but credits the support of her family for enabling this project to come together. She is the mother of 3 amazing kids first and foremost who think that their mom "rocks". Jen has performed all types of music from wedding soloist to community theatre. She owes everything to her bandmates for sharing their talents with her and for becoming a vital part of her life.
Lloyd started playing guitar when he was 12-years old just to keep up with his older cousin, Dale. He didn't want Dale to gain fame and fortune without him. Or get all the women. So the story begins. By 13 years old, they were playing in garage bands together. But, as time went on, they moved too far apart to keep things going. So that is the end of that chapter. Lloyd has played bass and guitar in bands in Indiana , Michigan , and now North Carolina . The most recent band in North Carolina was the classic rock band, Whetstone. Whetstone played many venues in the Clayton, Garner, and Raleigh area for about 4 years. Ken, the drummer, was also a charter member of Whetstone. Lloyd can't sing worth a shit. His wife has hinted as much.
Ken has been playing drums since the 5th grade where he started on the snare drum in concert band class. He took piano lessons and learned that he had a talent for creating his own music as well. Ken got his first kit from the Sears catalogue. It was a black shelled Maxwin by Pearl 5 piece. It wasn't much, it was pretty cheap, but it was plenty enough to drive his parents NUTS. It also started him off to a life full of learning and creating his own unique style of playing. With influences of artist such as RUSH, Sting, and Spyro Gyra, he began learning entire songs and honing his skills to mimic note for note any song that he came across. Ken would turn a classic rock station on the radio, put his headphones on, and play for hours whatever song that would come on.
Paul Kollar earned his first bass at age fifteen by working in a Chinese restaurant in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Since then, he only puts it down to play the citern, mellotron, Taurus pedals or a host of other musical instruments. Paul has performed in bands from many genres, including acclaimed progressive rock ensembles St. Elmo's Fire, Brain Forest and P3. With an adaptable style that ebbs and flows or assails you, Paul's well-trained ear lets him catch the mood and the moment and make it look easy. He produces recordings from his North Carolina studio as Sprawling Studios.
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