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REAL Music From The LBC- California’s P.A.I.D. Rocks Vegas’ Vamp’d!

ByStephy Muzio

Aug 7, 2014

When a non-Vegas based band comes to Vamp’d it is always a special treat. Following local band First Class Trash, who always puts on a killer show, Long Beach’s P.A.I.D. took the stage and impressed the crowd, both regulars and newcomers. Blending the sounds of classic rock and heavy metal, they took the stage and completely killed it, leaving some big shoes to fill for the last act of the night, Smashing Alice.


Tony Lepre of P*A*I*D Rockin' out at Vamp'd at their CD Release party!
Tony Lepre of P.A.I.D.  Rockin’ out at Vamp’d at their CD Release party!


When you take a look at these guys, they look like your typical garage type band, but when Joe Allen hops on the microphone, it’s as if you stepped into an arena. He reminded me a bit in looks and actions like the late, great Layne Staley of Alice in Chains. Although he didn’t sound like Layne, he carried a vocal talent and a stage presence that I haven’t witnessed at Vamp’d in quite some time.

Jeffery Alexander kept the crowd equally entertained as he plucked his bass with ease, keeping the rhythms of the songs along with drummer Chris Lepre. The melodies were hammered away by guitarist Tony Lepre, who kept every one on their toes during the length of their set.


P*A*I*D LIVE at Vamp'd!
Long Beach, California’s P.A.I.D. – LIVE at Vamp’d Vegas!


The band itself, although very different from each other in both looks and influences, blended together on stage in a very perfect way. You could tell with each note that each member felt truly comfortable and in their element. They kept every single member of the crowd entertained with their stage presence, which was so over the top with electricity that you simply couldn’t help but bang your head and enjoy.

Their album, which is available online through their Facebook here, is just as amazing through your speakers as the band’s stage show. So, if you like heavy metal, high energy, and supporting your locals, check these guys out! You won’t regret it!


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New Album- Moment of Clarity available now! Get it at: http://www.paidrocks.com/


By Stephy Muzio

Stephanie " Stephy " Muzio (formerly Hayward) - Public Relations / Writer/ Photographer and Co-Founder of ZRockR Magazine Co-host of ZRockR Magazine LIVE! Stephy was raised on rock and roll. Originally from Illinois, Stephy is the daughter of an aspiring metal guitarist and a former rock n roll radio dj. Stephy’s first concert at the tender age of 8 was Rob Zombie at the original Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas, where she happily threw horns up and sang along to "Dragula" with the best of them ( she incidentally loves horror films too!) . She performed with the VGA choir at the 2007 Video Game Awards show at Mandalay Bay when it was hosted by Samuel L Jackson, sharing the stage with the likes of Foo Fighters as well as Kid Rock. An LVA alum, when she isn’t singing or playing herself (she plays a few different instruments), she is out in support of the local scene and at her friends gigs around the southwest and even when she is back home in Illinois! She has written as well as done some photography previously for a couple of smaller zines including Vegas SoundZ when it was in print. Stephy takes the adage of ” If it’s too loud that is just too damn bad! ” to heart- after all- she was raised around screaming guitars, thunderous drums, production studios and only Led Zeppelin and Nirvana played extremely loud would put her to sleep as a kid! Stephy is a large part of the backbone of ZRockR.

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