BACKLASH is a Naples based, 5 piece Cover Band performing Early, Classic, Southern, 80's, 90's and Current Hits, as well as some Blues and Country along with several increasingly popular originals. Having played over 600 shows since forming at the now legendary Crystal Ballroom, this talented group delivers a top quality show with a focus on fan favorite songs, tight musicianship, and energetic, fun-filled performances. With their widely diverse songlist, BACKLASH is able to supply most any venue or event with a truly enjoyable evening of live music. Tackling songs that many standard cover bands cannot, this band continues to impress audiences every single performance and gain loyal new supporters at each show.
Lead Singer TK is a formidable talent with an amazing vocal range; whether powering rock anthems or delivering ballads with soulful finesse, TK is also an engaging ringmaster and front man who stays in tune with the audience no matter what the venue or event. His extraordinary, pleasing voice evokes the heart and soul of artists from Van Morrison, The Doors, Credence Clearwater Revival, the Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Foghat, Allmann Brothers, among many other classic artists, to Tommy Two Tone, The Romantics, Three Doors Down, Lit, Green Day, & Jimmy Eat World. TK also plays acoustic guitar, piano, and percussion during the shows.
Lead Guitarist Chris Weston is fast becoming well known outside the SWFL region with his amazing abilities, and he also tosses off some impressive lead vocals also in addition to harmonies and backing vocals. A true master of tone, Chris shreds a variety of axes depending on the song and genre; Strats for Clapton, Skynyrd, Stevie Ray Vaughn, & Hendrix; PRS guitars for likes of Santana & CCR; the Gibsons for Allmann Brothers, Pink Floyd, and Molly Hatchet... Additionally, Chris is also rocking two custom SGB guitars - made to his own high standard specs - that are stunning both visually and sonically. Audiences marvel at the incredible variety of his stunningly accurate guitar work, especially his amazing - and increasingly rare - slide playing.
Karen Kalvin is the band's catalyst; both a gifted pianist and guitarist, she lends her skills equally on keyboards and 2nd guitar, and provides the key ingredient of the trademark BACKLASH versatility. Her many musical talents allow the diversity BACKLASH is known for; her piano work on songs like Locomotive Breath and Call Me the Breeze offer glimpses of her talent, and her guitar work on songs like Layla, Enter Sandman, and I Just Wanna Make Love To You truly set her apart! Karen's lovely vocal harmonies give depth and feel to the arrangments; she also steps out front to deliver a few of the bands signature lead vocals, including crowd favorites by Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Fleetwood Mac, The Cranberries, and Led Zeppelin!
Bassist Harry Young is one of the standout musicians in SWFL. A 25 year vet of the music business, Harry is a skilled master bass player who keeps the fan-favored low end right on the button, and his quality playing helps keep the BACKLASH sound powerful yet balanced. Togther with drummer Art Carey, they provide the backbone of the sound; Art's deft touch combines wonderfully with his rock-solid beatkeeping, and his thoughtful dynamics help illustrate the movements and changes of the huge array of musical offerings. Bearing the brunt of the notoriously long BACKLASH sets is no problem for this gifted, athletic musician; his workout routine and healthy habits keep him primed for showtime!