The unique, Los Angeles-based Face Melting Rock 5-piece is united by Microphonist David Z (Maryland Heights, MO), Johnny X on Rhythm Guitar and Vocals (La Crosse, WI), Paully X on Lead Guitar and Vocals (La Crosse, WI), Adam Y on Bass and Vocals (Buffalo Grove, IL), and T-Love Y (Rochester Hills, MI) on Drums.
Formed underground in August 2007, after two separate season contestants of NBC's reality show "Average Joe" (David Z from St. Louis, and Johnny X from Madison, WI) met through chance encounter and found themselves randomly harmonizing in public. They took a live-in-the-moment action to full force, and have been performing live since March 2009.
Rockin' their brash 'Team Xyzyx' uniforms, songs like "Rock This Up", "2012", and "Expendable (We're Not") will be in your face; traditional, fist-pumping rock ballads like "Our Lives" and "For You" will move; and upbeat dance numbers such as "Melissa" and "Kirk Cameron" speak for themselves, with energetic pop-rock-punk expression.
Often direct support for Steel Panther at House of Blues Sunset Strip, and having opened for 80s New Wavers, Missing Persons, Xyzyx face-meltings usually occur at The Roxy Theatre, Key Club, Whisky A Go Go, and The Viper Room.
Xyzyx is a plethora of fun, energy and physical animation, combined with catchy, infectious numbers. Throw in some 4-part harmonies reminiscent of 70s homage, and you've got Xyzyx.