Jack was taught 4 years of Classical Guitar by Peter Clemens in St. Louis. As a young man, he was taught Rock and Jazz Guitar by Jeff Martin in Cincinnati. During High School, Jack played guitar for a 2 Musicals and spent 2 years in the Jazz Band. During that time the band visited Toronto, where Jack received praise(for his lead guitar work) from a World Famous Jazz Composer. A descendant of Military Leaders, Jack was raised strictly in Cities across the U.S.
Jack writes the majority of music for Rubix Wheel, as well as recording, mixing, and mastering many of Rubix Wheel's Studio Albums. Jack leads the band, and has learned how to work with "all walks of life" through the years. As he became an excellent Rhythm and Lead Guitarist, Jack was heavily influenced by players including Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, Fernando Sor, Pat Metheny, and Keith Richards. Jack has been endorsed by Phred Guitars, Zemaitis Guitars, and Guild Guitars. He enjoys practicing guitar and exercising during his free time.
Mark plays the six string bass, but only began with four. Schooled by some of the greats such as Victor Wooten(Bela Flec) and Bootsy Collins(Parliament/Funkadelic), Mark had already toured the U.S. prior to joining Rubix Wheel. Under Bootsy's leadership, Mark learned the essence of Funk, and the importance of Bass in a band. Mark is equally at home in a live setting as well as the Studio. Bringing the bold bass flavor to Rubix Wheel, Mark pushes the band to go further, harder, and longer.
At a young age, Steve discovered the magic of music in the Piano. Learning the works of Beetoven, Bach, and Vivaldi, Steve garnered the depth and mood of each classical piece. Steve was taught by Ingred Simon, a German Piano Teacher and Holocaust Survivor. This strict upbringing on the piano led Steve to learn extremely difficult musical scores quickly and accurately. Once he got his first keyboard, he began playing in bands with his older brothers. He took the time to develop his soloing skills, and was wowing audiences with complex solos for each song. Steve also writes his own music, and is set to release his solo CD this Fall!
Trained by Columbus Great Cedric Easton(World Renowned), Eric learned the rudiments of drumming at a young age. By his teens he was learning intricate drum methods; Rock, World, and Jazz/Fusion. Eric is a descendant of great drummers (including his Father, and Grandfather). Eric plays every song with a unique beat, making sure to emphasize the "two" and "four." Eric knows how to push the "one," from years of listening to drum greats such as Jabo Starks(James Brown) and Harvey Mason(Herbie Hancock).
With all four members being seasoned pros, there is a certain magic that happens when they play together. The tightness of the band took years to happen, and it shows in the recordings and the live shows. Rubix plays Jam/Rock/Pop Originals for audiences big and small.
We recently received the Akademia Award for Best Rock Song! Check it out in the link below!
''Feels' is the kind of friendly rocker that requires serious instrumental expertise to attempt - and its still rare to encounter an act that can turn such transcendent skills into a radio-ready hit like this." The Akademia - Los Angeles, CA
Read a review of our 2018 Album, Dream Free, in the article below!
"The song “Feels” opens the record with that tasty old school and true jam band flavor. The guitar is plucky and soaring while the bass holds a steady and deliciously thick groove. I like the way the drums and keys get laced through each song on this album." The Jamwich
"The band crackles with intensity and a tight groove formed from a few years on the road." Independent Music Reviews
"Rubix incorporates classic rock songs with their originals, making them a hybrid band that can play all kinds of venues." Jamsphere Magazine
"This is a solid rock-based band with flashes of poppy, funky, dreamy and jazzy overtones and influences. If you are into jam bands, or alternative rock, then this band is for you." Jamsphere Magazine