Hell's Oasis

Alexis and Ginger began making music together in the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, Texas. Their projects fuse progressive rock with funk, trip-hop, singer-songwriter, and folk styles.

Alexis, born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, grew up playing cello and piano. As a teen, he switched to the more portable guitar and played with several bands in New York City, then Austin, Texas.

Ginger began singing in church in a small Texas town at 7 years old. She studied voice in England, Dallas, and with the famed Marcy Lynne in Austin.

John originally hails from Haverhill, Massachusetts, but studied at the internationally acclaimed University of North Texas College of Music, earning a Bachelor of Music in 2004. More recently in 2017, John earned a master's degree in music education from the University of West Georgia. He has experience with a wide variety of disciplines, including jazz, rock, pop, and classical. John has performed with numerous ensembles throughout the Boston area, including Uptown CelebrationS.O.S. Big BandMichael Gruen QuartetPaul Combs Pocket Big BandThe New LowsThe Jumblies, and the Nashua Symphony.

 “Chizzy” Chuck Kristan has been drumming on the Pittsburgh original music scene since the late ‘80s, primarily in the Reggae genre, although he was a member of Pgh blues band ‘Strange Brew’ in the late 90s. Starting around 2002, he co-led one of Pittsburgh’s most popular Reggae bands, the Freedom Band, until the band finally retired from the scene in 2018. Besides Freedom, he has appeared on CD's with reggae band Dub Squad, neo-soul singer Leslie Bowe, and most recently Marc Reisman (formally of the Iron City Houserockers).

Dave has had a passion for all things music from an early age. He was introduced to music first through trumpet, but soon realized his passion was bass. After several years of playing bass, he went off to WVU to study music. Funk, R&B, and jazz are his main passions, really anything with a groove, but he’s also played in many diverse settings, including orchestras, percussion ensembles, bluegrass and folk bands, and rock bands. Dave has a quenchless thirst for music knowledge that drives him into many diverse studies of music. Currently, Dave plays with rock/funk bands Soul Shine Overdrive and Hell’s Oasis in the Pittsburgh area.

Former Esteemed Band Members

Born and raised in Bangalore, the Heavy Metal capital of India, Abhi moved to the US to pursue a Masters Degree in Entertainment Technology. He picked up his first guitar in high school and started seriously getting into the music scene in his undergrad where he played in a number of groups across genres ranging from Progressive Rock to Death Metal. Abhi plays guitar, bass and dabbles in drums as well and enjoys aggressively exploring random corners of YouTube in his spare time.  He now resides in L.A. pursuing his dream job!  Good luck Abhi! 2019-2021

 

Jackie D - Mascot and Muse

Born in Indiana County 2014.  Half standard poodle, a 1/4 terrier, a 1/4 beagle.  This scruffy wire-haired dog with a beautiful underbite inspires us daily!  Grey like an old man, Jackie is an old spirit for sure.
 

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