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XYZZ is a full out ZZ Top tribute band based in Springfield Ohio. With real beards, authentic guitar licks, and the groovin' moves of that "little ol' band from Texas", XYZZ delivers the look, the sound and the vibe!


Founder John Gilbert Sheehan started playing guitar in 1968. You could say he's been around the block a few times, and when it comes to spankin' the plank, he delivers.

Paul Edward Bolin has been hurting bass guitars for a very long time indeed. Master of the walking bass line, he brings the groove to the band. He and John Gilbert have played together for many years, and have a musical connection rarely seen.

Finding just the right drummer was a long and painful process. After 8 drummers in 2 years, we finally found our "Frank". Roger Franklin Julien fit right in from day one. The man can shuffle. Not only that, he has a winning attitude, and a passion for playing great music. Did I mention he kinda looks like Frank Beard?

Getting the music right is a high priority, but there are so many things that go into producing a full out tribute. We knew it would take some time, especially since we didn't have beards! There are costumes to consider, and instruments, and stage props, and choreography, and demos and, and and...

So all the while, we've been growing the beards, going through drummers, and getting all those other ducks in a row. We've also been playing occasional shows to hone the act, including Oscar's Bar in Vandalia, The Old Crow Bar in Middletown, and Ruby Tuesday Live! in Columbus. In addition, we headlined Rock The Farm Festival in June of 2016 in St. Paris Oh, and the Irapalooza Music Festival in September of 2017 month in Jamestown. It's been a long haul, but we're almost home!



Waitin' For The Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago
Nasty Dogs & Funky Kings

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WEBSITE: xyzztribute.com MANAGEMENT: cosborne@xyzztribute.com
BOOKING: booking@xyzztribute.com PHONE: (937) 607-0348

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