Mr No One
Nox Boys Bio….
The concept for the Nox Boys was born when veteran slide guitarist Bob Powers met with singer/guitarist Zack Keim at an open mic in Blawnox, PA, a small factory town set alongside the Allegheny River. Powers had been performing as a sideman for the late Pittsburgh guitar legend Warren King’s last band, J. J. Burner.
The duo formed the Nox Boys and soon enlisted Sam Berman, Powers’ nephew and a talented young drummer. Keim’s friend David Weaver joined as the band’s bassist/keyboardist but was forced to leave after only a couple of shows when he moved to a different school. His sudden departure inspired the Nox Boys’ first original song, “Military School.”
Weaver was replaced by current bassist Zach Stadtlander, who also attends Fox Chapel High School along with Sam and Zack.
The Nox Boys rose quickly in Pittsburgh’s underground “garage” scene, gaining attention with their high-energy performances and original take on hard-edged, in-your-face, teenage angst-filled rock ’n’ roll. Michael Kastelic, singer for Pittsburgh garage rock legends The Cynics, was impressed with the band’s sound. He brought their demo tape to the attention of Cynics guitarist Gregg Kostelich, co-owner of internationally renowned garage-punk label Get Hip Records. Surprised by the young band’s talent and dedication to the genre, Kostelich signed the Nox Boys, supporting them in the production of their self-titled, debut LP.