Historic "Stones Throw" Eau Claire, WI

Historic "Stones Throw" Eau Claire, WI

HISTORY

The original X-it band was formed in 1983 by some high school friends around the Eleva / Strum, WI area. Early on, X-it enjoyed tremendous success in the local and regional music scene playing an average of 3-4 shows per month. Venues included county fairs, street dances, bars and large festivals. The band broke up in 2002 and pursued other successful area band projects. In 2007, some of the original members of X-it decided to reunite. After the reunion, the fire was once again lit. The band was put back together and renamed 2nd X-it (second time around). As the years went on, the band has seen a few changes, but one thing will always remain constant, 2nd X-it’s commitment to deliver high quality classic hard rock songs with precision and talent. Every member of 2nd X-it is dedicated to performing at a very high professional level. 2nd X-it is passionate about delivering the respect to each artist they cover at every show. With decades of professional on-stage experience, 2nd X-it brings you the best in classic hard and heavy rock and roll. Exceptional musicianship, professional sound and lights, the ability to travel wherever, whenever, and the dedication to deliver the best hard rock cover songs that no other bands will attempt to try! We strongly recommend attending a live performance and feeling the rock! 2nd X-it averages around 25 performances annually.

Lar - Lead Vocals - Larry hit the music scene in 1988 forming a band called “Faces” with some high school friends. “Larry and the Losers” was formed in the mid 90’s and worked the local bar scene. “Oilpan” was formed in the early 2000's. "Oilpan" performed on a limited basis in the Chippewa/Eau Claire, WI area for the next 10 years. Oilpan’s last show was at the Eagles Club in 2011. In 2017 the opportunity to front the great 2nd X-It Band presented itself with the retirement of Bim Semingson. Larry started working with 2nd X-it in April of 2017. Larry has been in area bands for over 25 years as a lead vocalist and rhythm guitar player performing all over the area from bars to festivals.

Lar - Lead Vocals - Larry hit the music scene in 1988 forming a band called “Faces” with some high school friends. “Larry and the Losers” was formed in the mid 90’s and worked the local bar scene. “Oilpan” was formed in the early 2000's. "Oilpan" performed on a limited basis in the Chippewa/Eau Claire, WI area for the next 10 years. Oilpan’s last show was at the Eagles Club in 2011. In 2017 the opportunity to front the great 2nd X-It Band presented itself with the retirement of Bim Semingson. Larry started working with 2nd X-it in April of 2017. Larry has been in area bands for over 25 years as a lead vocalist and rhythm guitar player performing all over the area from bars to festivals.

Dave Dean - Lead / Rhythm Guitars - Dave's guitar interest started on acoustic guitar at very young age when he started taking classical lessons. Dave has played in a diverse variety of bands in his career. Dave was hired to be the guitar player in a ten-piece funk band and also played in a Led Zeppelin tribute band. 2nd X-it contacted Dave in 2007 as they were looking to add an additional guitar player. Dave has been with 2nd X-it ever since. Dave's influences include: Jimmy Page, Greg Howe, Joe Satriani, and Steve Vai. Dave's discipline, attention to detail and drive to be the best he can be, makes him one of the best guitar players around!

Dave Dean - Lead / Rhythm Guitars - Dave's guitar interest started on acoustic guitar at very young age when he started taking classical lessons. Dave has played in a diverse variety of bands in his career. Dave was hired to be the guitar player in a ten-piece funk band and also played in a Led Zeppelin tribute band. 2nd X-it contacted Dave in 2007 as they were looking to add an additional guitar player. Dave has been with 2nd X-it ever since. Dave's influences include: Jimmy Page, Greg Howe, Joe Satriani, and Steve Vai. Dave's discipline, attention to detail and drive to be the best he can be, makes him one of the best guitar players around!

Andy Cox - Lead / Rhythm Guitars - Andy got his first guitar at age 13 after seeing a vintage Deep Purple performance. He was immediately inspired by Ritchie Blackmore's incredible guitar playing. When Andy was in high school, he joined his 1st band "Mass Confusion". Andy has played in great area bands including The Big Deeks, Big Backyard, Elements, and E.C. Gunz. Andy joined Qwikfire in 2010 and played several shows with them through the years. In 2012, The opportunity to join 2nd X-it came along, and the rest is history! With Andy's commitment and focus, he is a great asset to the tremendous success of 2nd-X-it.

Andy Cox - Lead / Rhythm Guitars - Andy got his first guitar at age 13 after seeing a vintage Deep Purple performance. He was immediately inspired by Ritchie Blackmore's incredible guitar playing. When Andy was in high school, he joined his 1st band "Mass Confusion". Andy has played in great area bands including The Big Deeks, Big Backyard, Elements, and E.C. Gunz. Andy joined Qwikfire in 2010 and played several shows with them through the years. In 2012, The opportunity to join 2nd X-it came along, and the rest is history! With Andy's commitment and focus, he is a great asset to the tremendous success of 2nd-X-it.

Scott “Double T” Powers - Bass Guitar -  At age 17, Scott bought his first bass guitar (we won't mention what year that was....) He played in several basement/garage bands in his early years. Fast forward to the fall of 2011, Scott joined a local band called "Codger McNasty". He later moved on to play bass in a local band called "DyVerse". The opportunity came up for Scott to audition for 2nd X-it in 2013. Scott got the job and has been going strong since. Along with playing bass, Scott is the key contact in 2nd-X-it. Scott does all of the bookings and PR work.

Scott “Double T” Powers - Bass Guitar - At age 17, Scott bought his first bass guitar (we won't mention what year that was....) He played in several basement/garage bands in his early years. Fast forward to the fall of 2011, Scott joined a local band called "Codger McNasty". He later moved on to play bass in a local band called "DyVerse". The opportunity came up for Scott to audition for 2nd X-it in 2013. Scott got the job and has been going strong since. Along with playing bass, Scott is the key contact in 2nd-X-it. Scott does all of the bookings and PR work.

Rick Thompson – Drums - Rick grew up in a family of musicians. His parents, along with all his siblings were in different bands around the area.  At age 12, Rick's first band “The Eldorado’s” was his family's band which he performed in for several years. In 1983, Rick met up with some friends to start "X-it". For several years, Rick has drummed for "X-it", “The Fury”, “Not Responsible” and “Mr. Hanky”. In 2007, Rick decided to get the original "X-it" band back together to be called ”2nd X-it”. Rick has been the backbone of 2nd X-it since the beginning, 1983.

Rick Thompson – Drums - Rick grew up in a family of musicians. His parents, along with all his siblings were in different bands around the area. At age 12, Rick's first band “The Eldorado’s” was his family's band which he performed in for several years. In 1983, Rick met up with some friends to start "X-it". For several years, Rick has drummed for "X-it", “The Fury”, “Not Responsible” and “Mr. Hanky”. In 2007, Rick decided to get the original "X-it" band back together to be called ”2nd X-it”. Rick has been the backbone of 2nd X-it since the beginning, 1983.

Ken Oemig - Lead Sound and Light Engineer - Beka Rud - Assistant Sound and Light Engineer - Ken studied audio engineering under John "Chopper" Black (Paula Abdul, Loverboy) at Music Tech - which later became McNally Smith College of Music - in Minneapolis, where he graduated with honors in 2001. While there, Ken recorded, mixed, and produced an EP for the band Helsinks, who would become the first of many bands he would run sound for. In 2003 and 2004, Ken ran sound for the band Phoenix on the main stage at Rock Fest. Ken has run live sound for many great area bands including Helsinks, Phoenix, Cat's Ass, Radio Drive, Hogan's Goat, and Twisted Rhythm to name a few. Ken's education and 18 years of experience as a live sound engineer at festivals, fairs, street dances, and halls is a great asset to the success of 2nd X-It.

Ken Oemig - Lead Sound and Light Engineer - Beka Rud - Assistant Sound and Light Engineer - Ken studied audio engineering under John "Chopper" Black (Paula Abdul, Loverboy) at Music Tech - which later became McNally Smith College of Music - in Minneapolis, where he graduated with honors in 2001. While there, Ken recorded, mixed, and produced an EP for the band Helsinks, who would become the first of many bands he would run sound for. In 2003 and 2004, Ken ran sound for the band Phoenix on the main stage at Rock Fest. Ken has run live sound for many great area bands including Helsinks, Phoenix, Cat's Ass, Radio Drive, Hogan's Goat, and Twisted Rhythm to name a few. Ken's education and 18 years of experience as a live sound engineer at festivals, fairs, street dances, and halls is a great asset to the success of 2nd X-It.