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The best kept secret in music


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Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


After performing in several would-be acts together and feeling trapped
in a town with a dwindling music scene, Kevin French and Dave Krause
teamed up and decided to leave their native Chicago to set sights on a
more lucrative landscape - the West Coast. Settling into San Diego in
1999, the pair locked themselves in a studio and focused on writing a
multitude of songs that would define a sound that they proudly classify
"The New Rock Machine!". That sound coupled with their hardened mid-west
attitudes and solid work ethic became the core for an innovative new
Rock band: SOLSTONE. After moving to LA in the spring of 2000, Kevin
and Dave auditioned dozens of musicians trying to find a Bass player
with the perfect combination of youth, looks, aptitude, and attitude
that would compliment their own. After a year of bland encounters Kevin
and Dave were beginning to loose hope until they met Antonio
Bucciarelli, a young rocker on vacation from Florence, Italy. The match
was made. Quite ironically, Kevin and Dave had traveled halfway across
the US to find someone from halfway across the world - someone searching
to find a one in a million band - SOLSTONE! With the third member on
board, Solstone recorded their debut CD release in the fall of 2001
and now Kevin, Dave, and Antonio are ready to take over the LA music
scene, and with the new sound of Solstone - they're going to change

Kevin, 25. After having his dreams of being Elvis Presley's drummer
crushed at the age of 5 upon learning of the King's untimely death,
Kevin decided that he would follow in his hero's steps and claim his
seat at the rock-and-roll throne. His youth was soon filled with a wide
range of musical influences from the physical, hard working mentality of
James Brown to the raw and powerful delivery of James Hetfield. This
stimulus gave birth to Kevin's own brand of strong, soulful lead vocals
and grinding guitar work.

Dave, 26. Coming from a family of drummers and singers, Dave was
influenced at a young age from the musical interludes echoing through the halls of his
childhood home. After watching his older siblings play, he became very
anxious to get in on the action. Dave started listening to a wide
variety of music and was completely blown away by recordings of metal
gods Tommy Lee, Rikki Rocket, and Nick Menza. He soon took up drums at
age 13 - and hasn't stopped playing since. Through various recordings
and live stage shows, Dave has proven to be a gifted entertainer and
proudly brandishes his own style of heavy chop sticking, 'in-the-pocket'
grooves, and high energy stage performances.

Antonio, 23, was born in a small town called Montevarchi just outside of
Florence, Italy. He started playing piano at age 6 and after his sister
gave him a Bon Jovi album as a communion gift, he was completely hooked
on Rock music. Antonio sang in a local band during his early high
school years and soon took to Bass guitar where he was further inspired
by Rock legends Roger Glover, Nikki Sixx, and Gene Simmons. While
working as a DJ at a local radio station, Antonio dreamed of traveling
to LA and finding a band with the right amount of fire, innovation, and
attitude. He found Solstone in spring of 2001 and has become the
perfect fit for what is destined to become greatest Rock group in the

SOLSTONE - Prepare to "Bow Down to the New Machine!"