Originally from Southern Idaho, Jeff started playing music professionally at the tender age of 15 with a small country band fronted by Charlie Daniels’ cousin Chuck Daniels and his wife, Irish.
After high school and a short stint at a small junior college on a vocal scholarship, he quickly found that school was not for him. So it was off to Spokane, WA where he worked with some great musicians playing live and in the studio, while running in the same circles as Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy. From there it was back to Twin Falls, Idaho, where he landed a 12-year gig with the top-rated band in the region until life took him to the Indianapolis area in 2011. Since that time, he’s worked as a drummer for local country group, “Southern Country”, and for the last 3 years as one of the lead singers for the 80’s Hair Metal Tribute, “Glamerica”.
Jeff's vocal stylings are varied and numerous, but a former band mate once described his sound and range as “CJ Snare (Firehouse) crossed with Sammy Hagar”. You can definitely here his major vocal influences: Sammy Hagar, Geoff Tate (Queensryche), and James LaBrie (Dream Theater) throughout his performances.
Rusty Scutt began playing drums at the tender age of 11 years old and has been a professional drummer since 1980. Known for his powerful percussion, it is no surprise he was influenced by the likes of Phil Ehart (Kansas), Neil Peart (RUSH) and Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad). His big sound is created by YAMAHA Drums with endorsements from VIC Firth Sticks and SABIAN Cymbals. Rusty has performed in high-profile, local bands, such as Schoolboy Crush, SPLURGE and The Big Time before forming JAMBOX in 2013. As a super skilled drummer, killer lead and harmony vocalist, and strong band leader, he is most definitely the backbone of JAMBOX. Rusty has an uncanny sense of knowing who to bring together for the just the right sound and how to make a truly successful musical project.
Dave Lucid began playing keyboards professionally in nightclubs at the young age of 13. He was strongly influenced by bands such as Three Dog Night, Styx, Kansas and Queen and drawn to the sound and style of the late, great Jimmy Greenspoon (Three Dog Night). Following his passion for keyboard featured bands, Dave performed in numerous local bands such as The Ritz, Rainmaker, Why Stop Now and The Big Time before joining JAMBOX in 2013.
Joseph Shreve plays just about any instrument with strings. He started off playing ukulele at age 8 before moving to guitar, bass, dobro, and mandolin. His professional career began at age 15 with him playing guitar in local bars. While going to college he began playing bluegrass in the Shady Grove String Band where he got his first opportunity to record and tour. Joseph switching over to bass fulltime, he proceeded to tour and record with other local bands such as Under Fire and Southwind. In 2011, he got the call to join international recording artist, Flynnville Train, who he still tours with. Being influenced by RUSH, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Journey has helped craft Joseph’s signature bass sound which melds together with the percussion to create a power rhythm section. When not touring, he has performed with numerous high-profile local bands through his career including: Blonde Sonja, Stella Luna & The Satellites and The Good Vibe before joining JAMBOX in 2019.
Chris Hildebrand is basically “a geek with music in his soul.” By night, he is the lead guitarist for JAMBOX, but by day Chris is the Lead Mechanical Engineer in product research and development for a medical device company. He began playing guitar at 12 years of age where he crafted his sound and style based on the influences of guitar greats, Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Gary Moore and Neal Schon. Beginning in the 1980’s, Chris played in numerous local bands. In 2008, he met keyboardist, Dave Lucid. Dave and drummer, Rusty Scutt, were performing in a classic rock/variety band called The Big Time and added Chris on guitar to round out the sound. It seems these three were destined to perform together, because when JAMBOX needed a finely tuned shredder with a pension for classic rock, Rusty called upon Chris to make the band complete.
Mike Champlin, the master of sound, began his professional music career is the late 70’s as a musician playing drums or bass. He played and toured across the country with top local bands such as Jana, Looker, Schoolboy Crush, and Big Ass Ham until the mid-90’s. It was during this time that Mike opened REELTIME Studios to begin his recording career and produce numerous musical projects. This made for a natural progression to Front of House Engineering. He has run sound for hundreds of shows for high-profile bands such as Funhouse, Project 19, The Big Time and JAMBOX. Now, you can find Mike behind the soundboard at NEON CORNFIELD, his award-winning studio. Mike Champlin and Neon Cornfield were awarded Nuvo’s “Best of Indy” Best Studio in 2015 and 2016.
The multi-talented Bob Horner has been working in music related jobs since he was a teenager. In radio-TV, he worked on-air at radio stations WHYT, WFBQ, WLAC Nashville TN, WXNT and WZPL as a DJ and as a news anchor/reporter and production tech at WHMB TV. He was a writer for local entertainment magazine, Hot Potato, and performed as the singer with local bands The Dillinger Gang, Blackheart, Sobriquet and Directions. Bob has had an extensive career as a sound technician and lighting director which includes working with traveling bands such as The Ritz Band, The Rods and Cones, Panic, Belle Gunness, Driver and Under Fire, traveling across the globe with Mid-America Sound and Dodd Technologies and a seven year stint at the historical Indiana Roof Ballroom. He became an IATSE Union Stagehand where he was on stage crews in Ohio and Indiana for major national acts. After hanging up his traveling shoes, he received a degree in IT Technology and worked in IT related jobs before joining JAMBOX as their premier Lighting Director.
Austin Meng - stage crew member extraordinaire!
Jay Tee - Videographer with a specialty in live music shoots. He wraps a mean cable too!