MEET HIGH VOLTAGE:
Mark Boner, Jr. – Mark has been playing the Drums since he was 5 years old, but has been around music all his life. His Dad, drummer for local band “Krystal Klear”, taught him everything he knows about playing, and is Mark’s biggest influence. Other drummers that have shaped his playing style include, but are not limited to; Neil Peart, John Bonham, and Buddy Rich. He has been privileged to be surrounded by great musicians his whole life, all of which helped make him who he is today. As a teenager, Mark played at the Baltimore Inner Harbor, Rash Field in Baltimore, Oriole Park Camden Yards, The Towson Festival, The Hamilton Festival, and local area night clubs. He was asked to play with High Voltage and was thrilled with the opportunity. In fact, Mark, Sr. played with Greg Kuta and Mike Davis in the 80’s – and now Mark Jr. is playing with them in 2010! And, someone needs to bring some youth to the group!! Music is all about having fun and enjoying yourself, and he does not ever see himself stopping.
Francis Crouse – Francis is one of the stellar front men and Lead Singers for the band. A accomplished vocalist, he carries a swagger and commands an on-stage presence that brings to mind the real Brian Johnson. Francis has performed hundreds of AC/DC tribute shows with High Voltage and several other national acts. He has a dedicated and enthusiastic following, leaving nothing on the table when he performs with High Voltage. Hailing from PA, Francis delivers the superstar front man image that will remind you of the real thing, and you will get as close to an actual AC/DC concert as possible.
Don Shoener – Don is one of the fabulous Lead vocalists for the band. A professional front man and accomplished vocalist, he carries a swagger and commands an on-stage presence that is truly remarkable. “Unless you are a singer, no one can ever really understand the feeling of hearing your voice blast through a microphone at high volume”. “There is no place on earth that I am more comfortable than on a stage with a mic in my hand and a couple of Marshall stacks at my back…”. With hundreds of shows and thousands of road miles, you will also find him on international stages with several tribute bands, including of course, High Voltage. “There is something about singing AC/DC for an hour or two straight…it’s just punching you in the mouth from start to finish…”.
Mike DiMayo – Mike handles the Rhythm Guitar work and shares background vocal duties for High Voltage. Mike notched 10 years as lead guitarist for Irish band “Rossnareen”, producing two albums, and building a large and dedicated fan base performing at numerous venues, Festivals and other local and regional events. He has also collaborated with The Big Men for the production and recording of the Red Hot Woman project. Mike has also performed on Good Morning America and at other Charitable and Special Events, with artists from major bands, including Night Ranger, Bon Jovi, Kiss, The Who, Billy Joel, The Saturday Night Live Band, .38 Special, Ted Nugent, Southside Johnny and The Ramones.
Forrest Kline – Forrest joins High Voltage as a Bon Scott specialist, and is a fabulous addition to the band. Forrest knows how to command the stage and is a consistent fan favorite whenever he performs. When you see Forrest perform the Bon Scott era songs, along with our other vocalists performing the Brian Johnson era songs, an evening with High Voltage is as close as you can get to a full-on Rock Star production!
Chris Gallagher – Hailing from Littlestown, PA, Chris took over on bass after founding member Mike Davis’s retirement from the band. Chris has been performing with AC/DC tribute acts for over a decade. Anyone who has ever listened to an AC/DC album knows how important it is to maintain a hard-driving style. Chris is truly a stud Bass player and consistently delivers the goods with energy and expertise.
Greg Kuta – Greg has been involved in the Baltimore music scene for over 30 years. He started playing live music in local bars at the tender age of sixteen. In the 90’s he had a personalized song writing business called “Make a Note of It” and appeared on WJZ TV with Marty Bass. Greg owns an original music streaming website www.kutamusic.com. He currently enjoys performing in his acoustic trio “Street” and in High Voltage, where Greg drives the band with his skillful Lead Guitar work. When Greg hits the stage in his traditional Angus Young schoolboy attire, there is no doubt that High Voltage enjoys one of the nation’s most talented AC/DC tribute lead guitarists!