Music has been an integral part of Helene's life. She mastered the piano as early as age 7 and even formed her own band at age 9. Helene graced the stage with her engaging and moving performances honing her skills with her band playing school auditoriums, special events, talent shows and eventually accompanying school choirs. As a teen, Helene began working with older musicians as keyboardist performing challenging progressive and classic rock in night clubs. In addition to her keyboard prowess, she quickly was recognized as a very strong vocalist and moved into the lead vocalist spot for many bands and used her natural harmony abilities on back up vocals for several tribute bands. Along with keys and background vocals for Kick It Out, Helene also performs solo in the tri-state area and along the East Coast. In recent years, she successfully graduated from Penn State University and added Music Therapy to her list of abilities and works by day with dementia patients in a senior behavioral health unit. She has been active and involved in studio sessions as both a keyboardist and vocalist also writing and recording her own original music including children’s songs.
Scott started playing the drums in the mid-seventies at a young age. By the time he was eighteen, he was playing regularly in the tri-state area rock scene. He's been the solid foundation to both original and cover bands over the past thirty years and is currently making original music in a progressive, funk-rock band. Now also rocking in Kick It Out A Tribute To Heart. "Scott brings a solid back beat with a deep pocket, and fantastical fills along with an electrifying performance. "
Mark is an accomplished well respected , well known musician and Columbia Recording artist with over 30 years of professional experience. Most notably Mark is the lead singer of Heaven's Edge. HE released two albums and continue to perform internationally at multiple festivals, Firefest, M3 Rock Festival, MRF4, and Monsters of Rock cruise. Mark lends his talent to KIO playing bass and back ground vocals as well as Bowie tribute , Diamond Dogs. He also tours the world performing solo acoustic as a singer/songwriter.
A self proclaimed "80's Rocker", Billy has had a very successful career as a lead guitarist and composer for several well known original rock bands in the tri-state area. Billy is a seasoned guitarist - performing, writing, and recording music for many years. He's an incredibly passionate musician and performer with a natural intuitive ability to bring a song alive with his melodic and blistering guitar leads. In addition to Kick It Out, Billy writes and performs with several original bands in the area.
Susan is a tremendously talented, accomplished, and prolific musician as well as an incredible performer and vocalist. She has a long and impressive resume with extensive experience performing in many musical arenas locally and internationally. She is a multi-instrumentalist proficient in guitar, violin, mandolin and piano. Unbelievably, all this talent also happens to be coupled with an extraordinary beauty and mesmerizing stage presence. Susan also teaches music to the next generation of young musicians and performs solo and with multiple bands/projects.
Sandy was nominated in 4 categories for an indie music Josie Award and won the Artist of the Year Rock genre 2021. She is a vocalist of extraordinary natural abilities and range with an intuitive sense of melody and pitch. Her soulful tone coupled with her powerful "big" voice is often compared to iconic female rockers, like Ann Wilson, Pat Benatar, Melissa Etheridge. Years of live performing have earned her the respect of her peers and fans. Inevitably, she leaves crowds with a "goose bump" moment with her moving and magnetic performances.
Sandy started singing professionally very young - in her adolescence soloing in church and also appearing on local TV. She added to her resume recording national radio commercials and rattled the rafters of noted area hot spots to thousands of fans as a lead vocalist for many rock/pop and special affairs bands. Sandy also has extensive recording studio experience. Lending her voice to original tracks written by others as well as writing and recording her own music. Along with her KIO shows, she vocal coaches young aspiring singers and she continues to perform her own music acoustic in the tri-state area. www.sandyhallmusic.com