Even It Up is a group of experienced performers that have come together to form the most powerful Heart tribute in the southwest. 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 fans of the original band, we're passionate about bringing audiences a night of music that takes them back in time.
We're ready to rock with Heart's greatest, most popular hits - and you just might hear us 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 the tribute band that everyone is talking about.
Get ready to rock with
Even It Up
the Ultimate Heart Tribute Band!
Photo Credit: Debra Gloria Photography
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. 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. She has a true passion for music and loves performing. For Kristy, pulling this amazing group of musicians together to form this tribute project is a "bucket list" dream come true.
Photo Credit: Debra Gloria Photography
Casey Nicole is a singer/songwriter based in Dallas, and kicks it out as Nancy Wilson in Even It Up - The Ultimate Heart Tribute Band.
Growing up in a musical family, she studied piano early on and later played percussion and bass drum in high school. During that time, she picked up acoustic guitar and started writing songs.
Casey is involved in the songwriting community and hosted a popular songwriter showcase in Dallas for 3 years with Bryan Sing. Her highly-rated debut EP, Waterfall of Feelings, was released in 2013 and is available on Amazon and iTunes. Her second EP is currently being recorded. Casey also attended the 2017 Rock n' Roll Fantasy Camp in Los Angeles, CA, with THE REAL Nancy Wilson. It's been the highlight of her musical journey to pay tribute to one of her biggest influences, Heart.
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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.
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.
Born and raised in the Dallas area, Brian is a native Texan who loves both kinds of music. Rock AND Roll. His musical inspiration growing up came from his grandfather, who played guitar, banjo and trombone in a Dixieland band. Brian decided he wanted to play bass guitar at the age of 13 when his two best friends told him they wanted to start a band.
During those early years, Brian was also singing and acting in his church youth choir group called The Celebration Singers. The group performed the musicals Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar at churches throughout the country. After a couple of years playing the lead role of Jesus, he was asked to play bass for the group after the original bass player moved.
Brian has played in numerous bands in the DFW area including The Drive, Vital Signs and Big In Japan. Currently he is in 2 bands - Even It Up as well as local cover band, Burning Sky Band.
Brian’s musical influences came from many bands, mostly originating in the 1970’s. Bands like Rush, Van Halen, Black Sabbath, Journey, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, Heart and the Scorpions. Other bands that he enjoys listening to are Mr. Big, Collective Soul, Foo Fighters, STP, Black Stone Cherry and Alter Bridge. His idol and favorite bass player of all-time is Geddy Lee.
Brian plays a custom bass from Buddy Blaze Guitars, a Fender Precision Deluxe 4-string bass, as well as an occasional song or two on a beautiful blue 5-string ESP bass. These are played through Gallien-Krueger amplification and speaker cabinets, with help from a Boss effects processor and of course…electricity!
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Pat Calabrese is originally from just outside New York City. Growing up, he had access to study with some of the best teachers in the NYC area, and was able to gain considerable experience playing in a wide variety of musical situations including jazz, musical theater, R&B and soul, progressive rock, and just about everything in between. In fact, Pat was playing in New York and New Jersey clubs before he was even old enough to be in them!
Pat brings all these experiences to the stage with every performance behind the drums, but in his heart, he just wants to rock. Pat has played with a number of great projects (most recently, he was the drummer for "3 Drunk Monkeys") but now he is thrilled to be a member of both Even It Up as well as the local classic to current cover band, Burning Sky.