Saturday, March 30, 2013
The famous '80s rock band entertained hundreds of followers and metal rock fans in the Springfield area.
Hundreds showed up at the Empire in Springfield to see the rock band Kix perform. Area bands from northern Virginia, DC and Maryland kicked off the show. Band in Friday night's lineup included — Devastate, Baby Jayne, Any Given Sin, Kat Atomic and Convictus. As the night went on, the crowd quickly grew from a few dozen to hundreds, and Kix — the famous '80s rock band which still has a huge following — hit the stage around 11:30 p.m.
Monday, March 25, 2013
The local band will have a show March 29.
Local power rock band Convictus will play a live show with '80s rock icons Kix at 7 p.m. March 29 at Empire in Springfield. Tickets for the show are currently on sale for $27, and the show is appropriate for all ages. Convictus is made up of local musicians, John Patrick (drums), John Bevans (guitar), Stephen Sellman (bass), Rick Irby (guitar/vocals) and Mark Ellmore (singer/song writer) who was a candidate for the U.S. Congress in 2008. The band hails from Alexandria and performs shows throughout the D.C. metropolitan area. Convictus is known for mixing old classics with their original music that is reminiscent of '80s metal, and they are considered the area's premier concert band. All members have a day job in the music field except …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Band members discuss real rock music in recent interview with Patch; the power rock band will perform with the 80s icon Kix March 29.
Mark Ellmore, lead vocalist for local rock band Convictus, has been drawn to music like a moth to a flame since he was a kid. In the '90s, Ellmore received a record player from his dad the Christmas before he passed away, and Ellmore has been hooked ever since. "I remember sitting under the dining room table with this record player and listening to 45s with the record player at the lowest volume because my dad wasn't doing well and we had to keep quiet," Ellmore said. "I was raised in the church, but I have to say it was really The Beatles that did it for me." And from there, Ellmore's passion for music continued to blossom, and he became a part of the well known band Savage. His love of music, like his bandmates', is eclectic, ranging …