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The best kept secret in music


""Hybrid brings rock back!!""

"...the crowd was packed as word of mouth had spread through three counties that this phenominon would take place at Sgt. Peppers. The band took the stage, and commanded the audiences's attention as is not seen in these parts anymore!.."

"These guys can flex their hard rock muscle with the big boys!"

"....a force to be reckoned with!" - Operation: Dinner Out

"The Real Deal"

"Finally...what the world of rock music has been missing!" - New Music Chronicle

"Exerience This!!"

"...i couldn't believe my ears.....a total MUST SEE!" - Out and About Magazine

"Great Songs!"

"...even though my eyes were stinging badly from the smoke filled room, I was compelled to stay. I couldn't wait to hear the next song..."

"...I can't believe these guys aren't signed!..." - Late Night Interpreter


The group is currently in the studio, working on their debut release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Hybrid began in 2000, from a foundation of friendship shared by guitarist, Jon Byrd, and bassist, Tony Hawkins. Having kicked around the country in a signed act for a major label during the 1990’s, Jon and Tony longed to take a more complex, raw turn. With that in mind, they started looking for a drummer.

Okey Parsons soon answered that call. Okey, a West Virginia native, had relocated to North Carolina and brought to the table a solid foundation in percussion that matched the style and caliber of skill that Jon and Tony were looking for. He has consistently awed audiences since with his strong, diverse and exceptionally creative force in the superior rhythm section that Hybrid has made their signature.

Jon Byrd, a North Carolina native, has been playing guitar for most of his life. He has become known in the local music community as a subtly superior guitarist who displays command of the guitar without showy overplaying, but is known to astonish his fans with layered harmonies, eclectic progressions, and spectacular arrangements. His nuances can easily be missed except by true fans, or accomplished musicians.

Tony Hawkins, also a North Carolina native, is the other half of this powerhouse rhythm section. Having played on the national level for many years, Tony is experimental with new sounds. Each song presents a sonic adventure and Tony never fails to please.

In the fall of 2003, John Culberson becomes the vocal “finishing touch” to this act. But, don’t let him fool you. He has been singing on the local scene for many years in some of the best bands around. His reserved but powerful style resonates with the likes of Chris Cornell in its intensity, yet he is capable of vocal range that allows Hybrid to expand their sounds more fully. He’s a treat for the ears in the days when screaming have become the norm.