Even It Up is a group of experienced performers that have formed one of the top Heart tributes in the United States. The band stays true to the look and sound of the original rock band with a precision that will take you back to the days when the Wilson sisters threw down some serious rock n’ roll. As tremendous Heart fans, they are passionate about bringing audiences a night of music that takes them back in time.
They're ready to rock with Heart's greatest, most popular hits - and you just might hear them pay homage to a bit of Led Zeppelin in the process. This is a band that is focused on a performance of stellar vocals and instrumentals - and no tracks are used.
This is a tribute band that is dedicated to bringing you
true rock 'n roll.
Even It Up
the Ultimate Heart Tribute Band!
Photo Credit: Debra Gloria Photography.com
Kristy was born and raised in the Dallas area and has studied music since childhood. She studied vocal music through elementary, middle and high school, and then went on to study vocal performance at Stephen F. Austin State University on a vocal scholarship. Being classically trained in vocal music has helped her develop a three octave range that lends to being able to cover the powerful scope of Ann Wilson's vocals. Kristy is also a Senior Instructor at DallasVoiceCoach.com and loves helping others reach their full performance potential. She's ready to wail, and the walls are gonna burn down when she steps up to the mic.
Kristy has performed with a number of bands and projects in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, and is also the lead vocalist for the Dallas-area cover band, Burning Sky, the "Amy Lee" in Ever The Essence - The Evanescence Experience. as well as a lead vocalist in Winter's Night - The TSO Experience. She has recorded several radio jingles, and sang "I've Got Your Back" on the soundtrack from the movie "Incubus." She has a true passion for music and loves performing, and has been a fan of Heart since childhood. For Kristy, pulling this amazing group of musicians together to form this tribute project is a bucket list dream come true.
Songwriter/Guitarist/ Vocalist, Jennifer Janét, originally from Baton Rouge, LA, started playing guitar at the age of 9, playing in several church worship teams for 12 years. Jennifer began playing/touring professionally with her sister, JoAnna Janét, soon after graduating from MTSU in Murfreesboro, TN and was fortunate enough to perform with JoAnna on The Grand Ole Opry in 2002.
In 2006, Jennifer joined a Louisiana based rock band, Sons of William, playing bass. She recorded 2 albums and toured with the group for 5 years, while remaining a member of several different bands in Shreveport, LA, where she currently resides.
Jennifer continues to front her band, “Jennifer Janét,” formerly known as Spectra Vamp, an original Pop/Rock project since its inception in 2016, opening for artists such as Doyle Bramhall II, Better Than Ezra, Sister Hazel, and Cowboy Mouth, Nita Strauss, and many others. Jennifer and Spectra Vamp’s music is featured on the 2020 Amazon Prime movie, “The Sweetheart Deal." Jennifer’s music is currently available on all streaming platforms.
Photo Credit: Ruby Scholling Photography
Phil is originally from Shreveport, LA. He was a regular on stage starting at the age of 16 and hasn’t looked back since. His early years were spent with one of the pioneering Christian rock bands of the early 80’s, Philadelphia. The band recorded 2 records and toured the midwest and east coast in the mid 80’s. By the late 80’s he moved on to the west coast music scene of Los Angeles performing in bands and doing session work for aspiring song-writers and solo artists.
In the 90’s he relocated to the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, TX. Over the years he has performed in many different original and cover bands playing a mix of rock, funk, blues and even a country lick or two when needed.
In 2016 Phil found himself reunited with his band mates of old in Philadelphia to record a 3rd album. Still living in Austin, he’s no stranger to the DFW music scene having performed with local artists that also happen to be good friends of ours, such as Chris Manning, Incognito and Heart Attack. He is also the lead guitar player for Ever The Essence - The Evanescence Experience.
Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Brass
Glenn is a powerful part of Even It Up. A multi-talented musician and vocalist, Glenn handles electric and acoustic guitar as well as keyboards. He even gives extra punch to our set list by adding brass. His smooth vocal timber and natural flair for harmonies add amazing dimension and texture to Even It Up.
Glenn has a long history with music and has covered everything from classical music with the Ft. Worth Youth Orchestra to extensive experience with a number of local rock bands since the 80s including Holland, Script, QSL and Rockit Science. He also plays guitar, keyboards and vocals for the Dallas-area cover band, Burning Sky, Ever The Essence - The Evanescence Experience, as well as keys and cello for Winter's Night - The TSO Experience.
This one is more than an exceptional bass player – he’s FULL of fun-loving personality. Originally from Melbourne Australia, “Aussie Man” started playing bass in 1989 and has played in many cover bands since then - including a touring stint with an Elton John tribute show. He's also been part of multiple recording projects including recording an album with Melbourne-based band, A Lesser Ego.
After coming to the states, Troy worked with incredible bands like Good Question in 2011-2017, then took on Random Axis, Time Machine Band and Big Daddy Band. He is also currently the bass player for Burning Sky. And even though we'd probably keep him around just for the fun and to hear that accent, we surely do love the skill and ability he brings to our shows.
Beginning at the age of 9, playing the drums have played a major part in the life of Brian Martini. Playing professionally for over 35 years, Brian has the real passion, power, and experience you would expect from a seasoned touring musician. His creative style, solid rhythm and elaborate stage setup equate to a dynamic performance for every show and project.
For years he mastered the sound and style of one of rock music’s greatest drum legends John Bonham with The Hindenburg Project, as well as The Zeppelin Project, tributes to the music of Led Zeppelin. As an original artist,
Brian has performed and recorded with two Shreveport bands that produced four vinyl records with national and international recognition: SURVIVOR and PHILADELPHIA (Christian Rock & Metal Band) having two top 20 radio air play hits as well.
Brian is also currently performing with two DFW based tribute bands, Kraig Parker and The Royal Tribute Band,
a tribute to the music of Elvis Presley, performing as the back beat of the late great Ronnie Tutt, and ZZ Tex,
a tribute to ZZ Top, performing as Frank Beard.
Whenever you hear, "It's Martini Time!" you know that a great night is ahead.