David DiPilato, a.k.a. Dubble D - Songwriter, rhythm guitar, lead vocals
David DiPilato, a.k.a. Dubble D.............. Dubble D formed and founded the band Dubble D & The Khaos Junkies in 2009 after spending over 3 decades jamming just for fun in basements, attics, & garages of local musicians, who loved playing songs written by some of the worlds greatest rock bands. During those years Dubble D fell in love with playing rhythm guitar and wrote the lyrics and music to over 150 songs of his own, however, the time to record, produce and release his material was never made available until now. The Khaos Junkies really began to take shape in 2009 even though Dubble D had jammed with original band members Stephen Shaughnessy, Rich Dacier and Dave Kendrick for several years. The band has undergone several changes over the years, some by choice and some not by choice, but is now stronger than ever from a pure talent perspective. Dubble D attributes his influences in rock music mainly to Mick & Keith of The Rolling Stones, who are his favorite rock band of all time. Other influences include great bands and artists such as The Foofighters, Aerosmith, The Who, Tom Petty, The Black Crowes, Collective Soul, The Eagles, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix and a slew of others. Dubble D's music spills across several genres, however, his main focus is rock with true meaning. The original Khaos Junkies quickly developed their own style of rock during both their practice & studio sessions for What's On The The Way, their first CD, which hopefully avid rock fans all across the globe find appealing and are enjoying today. Dave Kendrick had to leave the band for personal reasons after the Khaos Junkies released their first CD. Enter Rick Swenson on bass for version 2.0 of the band. Rich Dacier left a year later to pursue other musical interests. Enter Dave Cuneo on lead for version 3.0. The band was crushed when Dave passed away unexpectedly in early 2013 and shortly thereafter Steve Shaugnessy and Rick Swenson left the band to reunite with Rich Dacier and formed the band Rock Steady. Dubble D had been jamming with drummer Steve Angelone for a few years during some side sessions with various local musicians. They got really tight and finally got together with Chris Stackhouse on lead guitar and Conroad Mylnarski on bass for version 4.0 of the band. Simply stated, Dubble D defines the term "change" as that, which doesn't stay the same!! Dubble D and Version 4.0 of the Khaos Junkies rocked on for almost 2 years until the end of 2015 when both Conrad and Chris had to bow out; Conrad went on to pursue other musical interests with a Pink Floyd tribute band and Chris had to back off for personal reasons, though something told Steve and Dubble D that he would return some day. Enter Chris Wood on bass and John O'Connell on lead guitar for version 5.0 of the band! John was replaced later in 2016 by Chris Stackhouse, who rejoined the band for version 6.0 last summer. And now as you all know, due to the very sad and sudden, unexpected passing of Chris Wood, the band has just added Jim O'Day on bass guitar for version 7.0 of the band. The band will rock on in both Dave Cuneo's and Chris Wood's honor and we are looking forward to doing numerous live shows throughout the remainder of 2017. We are also committed to complete the work started by Dubble D on our second Khaos Junkies CD, which he worked on briefly with Dave Cuneo and over this past winter with Chris Wood. Hopefully we can get back at it later this year. We owe it to Woody!
Steve Angelone - Drums, vocals
Steve Angelone was born in Providence, Rhode Island on December 31, 1958. Like many baby boomers, Steve's first musical influences included Ringo Starr and Charlie Watts as the British invasion made it's impact on the USA. Steve got his first drum set when he was 10. Drummers with jazz and funk styles, specifical Daniel Seraphine of Chicago and Steve Ferrone of Average White Band soon became Steve's main drumming influences. Steve enjoys playing a wide spectrum of music from classic rock to alternative to modern rock. In addition to drums, Steve also plays both electric and acoustic guitar and does acoustic gigs with Khaos Junkie founding member, David DiPilato, a.k.a....Dubble D.
Chris Stackhouse - Lead Guitar, vocals
Chris Stackhouse grew up in Ashland, Massachusetts, which is where he learned to play guitar listening to Ten Years After, Led Zeppelin, Grand Funk, Santana and the Rolling Stones as a youngster. Chris started playing in bands in High School. His first band was Havoc II. During the 1980's he went to Hollywood Ca. recorded demos with The Four Martians. His band repertoire includes The Spider Babies, Blast of Silence, Master Peace, and the infamous blues band “Thirstin Howl”. He is now back playing lead guitar for the Khaos Junkies and loving every minute of it!!
Jim O'Day - Bass Guitar
Jim O'Day has just joined the band and will be playing Bass guitar. Jim is a multi-talented musician, who also plays Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar, 12 string acoustic guitar, drums and keyboards to name a few. Jim played in several local area bands including Havoc (with Khaos Junkie lead guitarist Chris Stackhouse). Jim co-founded the band City Rage. He also sat in several times with the Bobby Watson band. Jim is also very proficient with sound as he has run sound for several other local bands over the years. Jim enjoys composing, engineering and recording his own original music as well where he plays all instruments and sings all vocals. jim created a website with several sample songs using Yahoo as the search engine at https://wildjproductions.jimdo.com. Jim has been playing music since he was 5 years old and is self taught on all instruments. He has been a life long friend of Khaos Junkie lead guitarist, Chris Stackhouse. We welcome Jim into the band and look forward to many sessions of rocking out with him!