ABOUT

"Styx was one of the greatest American rock bands and they only got a bad rap cause most critics are cynical assholes."

- scene from Big Daddy movie with Adam Sandler.

We agree. What's more, their music is timeless, living on in the hearts and minds of old fans while continuing to reach new generations of fans. It is the mission of Paradise Theatre to do our part to help with that.

Founded in 2014, Paradise Theatre is comprised of veteran musicians whose musical and performing experiences span several decades. Their tribute authentically captures the Styx unique musical blend of pop rock with hard-rock guitar, strong ballads and elements of international musical theater, and delivers it to local venues and events through the many familiar and loved Styx hit songs.

Paradise Theatre is:

Greg Whipkey--Lead Vocals, Keyboards

Greg Whipkey

Greg grew up in the Midwest, cutting his rock and roll teeth on bands such as REO Speedwagon, Kansas, Journey and other great groups. But the one band that gave him the grandiose dreams that he still carries with him today was Styx. The creation of the tribute band, Paradise Theatre, brought his dreams to reality. As a keyboard player, lead and backup singer, Greg has performed with numerous bands throughout his career.

Jeff Banach--Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards

Jeff Banach

Jeff began playing guitar in high school, mainly to meet girls. He is a veteran of numerous local bands over the years, including Vis Vis, Power Factor, Danny Masters Band, and 69 Times. Among his musical influences, Jeff includes Eric Clapton, Rush, Dream Theatre and the Beatles, and still finds himself angry with Yoko for breaking up "the boys."

Dylan Banach --Guitar, Vocals

Jerry Skaw

Music has surrounded Dylan for his entire life, and his first on-stage experience was watching his dad's band from underneath the keyboard stand. Local bands he has graced include Midget Finger, Eleven, and Tommy's Shinebox, while Dylan's musical influences include Volbeat, Above and Beyond, Avenged Sevenfold, and Alter Bridge. His newest accomplishment is being the newest 'youngest' member of Paradise Theatre

Greg Blankenship --Bass, Vocals

David Bergner

Greg was influenced by the prog bands of Rush and Yes when he began playing bass in high school. He enjoys learning different music styles on bass but continues to orient around progressive rock such as Spock's Beard, The Flower Kings and Porcupine Tree. Greg has performed with many bands including the Danny Masters Band and Banned in Japan.

Tim Elliot --Drums, Vocals

Henry Lokay

Tim is a drummer and vocalist, a veteran of numerous original and cover bands, and now in the tribute band business. Besides Paradise Theatre, he is also involved in tributes to KISS, Boston, Foreigner, The Cult and ZZ Top. Tim began playing drums at age 12 and professionally at 19. He is founder of Drumming Up Hope, an organization that does drumming related events for charity.


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