Born in a campus house basement back in 1999, Rubix Wheel was made of of four players who comprised a new Supergroup. Since Jack penned the name, in 2010 he re-invented Rubix Wheel with a new cast of characters. The name is based on the light show which compliments thecolorful sound of the music, sort of like a wall of colors on an animated Rubick's Cube Cartoon. Although the band has changed members, Jack has remained a solid light beam of artistic and original influence. Since 2015, Rubix has had the same three members. Although the drummers have changed, 2015 was the year Rubix was Officially Re-Established as a mainstay on the Regional Jam Circuit. Playing multiple shows in cities like Dayton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Athens, Columbus, Wheeling, and Chicago. Rubix honed their craft and strengthened their presence in the Ohio Valley. By 2017 they were headlining festivals such as NORML Harvest Fest(OH) and Super Sessions(WV). They even took a trip to Chicago to play the Elbo Room, a famed venue where Umphrey's McGee played their first Chicago show many years before.
But the story didn't start in 2015. Way back in 2009, when Papadosio and The Werks were coming up fast, Jack opened two Festivals at Zane Shawnee Caverns for those bands. The band at that time was known as Jester Jack Band. Jack was able to meet the up and comers and although he tried, there was no way to catch up to them. Instead, he had to forge his own path, writing and recording albums while working day jobs for Domino's and Stanford Gardens. Eventually Jack signed with Not Only Street(NOS) records in 2011, a partnership which continued until 2013. During this time, Jack did Radio Interviews in Colorado, Kansas, and Kentucky. He received Radio Airplay across the Nation and even released a 13 song compilation CD. Under Db Heard's Guidance and Management, Jack grew as a person and as a Star. As things progressed, Db instilled a Faith and Confidence in Jack to lead his band to their first appearances in Cincinnati and Cleveland.
After parting ways with NOS records in 2013, Jack used what he had learned to continue the growth and touring abilities of Rubix Wheel. Although the lineups were changing(sometimes after each tour), in 2015 that all changed and is STILL the same today. Mark, Steve, and Jack continue to front Rubix Wheel as a band of brothers who are bonded by love, faith in God, and Musical Prowess. Andre is the newest member on drums, and he is a great fit to this Motley Crew. Jack and the boys tour year round while working day jobs, making pro-shot music videos, playing festivals, and recording in the Studios. 2020 begins the next chapter in Rubix Wheel's life, and we can't wait to see how it unfolds.
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