Ep3 (Eight Planets Past Pluto) combine influences from the jamband scene, classic rock genre and more to create their unique brand of 21st-century rock. They bring a metaphysically uplifting vibe and stellar psychedelic light show to any venue that can handle it - prepare to be abducted!


While attending Kent State University, music major Pat Scalambrino met Brent Eligado. The two began a conversation involving their musical interests and found they had a lot in common. Pat and Brent decided to take some time and combine their musical styles. Although they enjoyed playing together, the sound they were looking for was far from complete.

Pat told Brent he had a longtime friend in mind to fill the missing link, but hadn't talked to him in nearly a year. Pat later made a decision to call John McCarron and see if he would be interested. Without hesitation, John said yes. After a rehearsal, the musicians found that the intense sound had met their expectations.

They talked about what they had experienced and found they had something special. The band knew that if they wanted to take this serious and and play out, they would need a name. Considering a name that would describe their intense jam or space rock style, they agreed on "Ep3" or "Eight Planets Past Pluto." Tom Hilton was recruited on the skins and was soon added as well.

Ep3 are more than just a jamband. While they love to explore their songs through extended jams, they can also deliver tight rock songs with meaningful lyrics. In the spring of 2006, the band won a contest held by Kent State's May 4th Task Force to write an original song about the May 4, 1970 tragedy. "Cuatro de Mayo" was a unanimous winner and won the band the opportunity to play the 36th annual May 4th commemoration ceremony on May 4, 2006 at The Commons on the KSU campus.

As Ohio's new rising jamband, Ep3 is hitting the Buckeye state like Roswell in 1947...


The band is preparing to record their first album. They currently post all live shows for download at their web site, http://www.ep3music.com

See also http://www.myspace.com/ep3sound

Set List

Ep3 runs the gamut - they can deliver a tight 25 minute set in a battle of the bands situation, or given the time, they can throw down three long sets and play all night. Their catalogue ranges from complex psychedelic instrumental jams to danceable grooves and socially conscious tunes such as "Cuatro de Mayo," written about the May 4, 1970 tragedy at Kent State University. They band is also known to mix in their favorite classic rock gems - from Bad Company's "Shooting Star" to the Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer", Peter Frampton's "Do You Feel Like I Do", or Black Sabbath's "War Pigs," you never know what song Ep3 might break out next.