|Southern Cross has been tearing up the country music scene in the midwest for over a decade. Based in Peoria, IL, this four-piece band has a unique sound that encompasses a variety of musical styles, which are all thrown together with a solid beat popular with listening and dancing audiences. Their musical selections are varied, ranging from honky-tonk classics to top-40 country hits, with a few countrified rockers to keep the crowd on the dance floor.|
||Josh has been with the group for many years, handling lead vocals and pounding away on lead guitar. His musical influences are rooted in honky-tonk country and blues but he is easily led astray by any music that involves loud guitars. Josh grew up on a cattle ranch in South Dakota, where entertainment choices were limited to chasing cows and playing music . . . he has been playing in bands since high school!|
joined the group on lead/harmony vocals and bass guitar in
mid-2004. He honed his performance skills over the past
twenty years as a professional musician before recently returning to
Illinois. During that period, he toured Europe twice and
performed with too many country stars to list here. Chris is also
a talented songwriter and can often be found recording in his home
is a veteran of the Illinois music
scene. His pedal steel and guitar work have added another
dimension to the band's sound.
Joel provides the kick behind the hard-driving Southern Cross beat. He brings years of experience to the stage and honky tonks with the best of 'em.