Shut Up and Drive specializes in Hard Rock music from the late 60’s to present day. You will hear faithful renditions of songs from Led Zeppelin, Jeff Beck, Warren Zevon. Jimi Hendrix, White Snake, The Beatles, Joe Bonamassa and other great artists from this era plus a few Shut Up and Drive originals.
Paul Bromwell – Lead Guitar and Vocals
Kevin Canafax – Lead vocals
Rocky Lockard – Bass
Mark Tipton - Drums
Paul was one of the top lead guitarists on the local scene in the 70’s and 80’s before embarking on a career in the IT business. Paul’s day job is Chief Information Officer at Frost Brown Todd. Paul, Mark and Rocky played with the Young Invaders in the early 80s and were winners on the very first MTV basement tapes show. Paul and Mark also appeared at the Lilith Fair with the Bromwell-Diehl band in the late 90’s. “I have played many types of music over the last 40 years but this is the music I love, come and hear us if you want to hear authentic Hard Rock.”
While Kevin had no steady music "gig" before Shut Up and Drive, he is one of the Founders of Suits That Rock and his Suits fame has resulted in numerous "guest vocal" performances with some of Greater Cincinnati's most well known bands including The Rusty Griswolds, DV8 and New Lime. Suits That Rock performs to sold out shows every summer in support the Carnegie Center for Performing Arts in Covington. Kevin’s day job is Midwest Vice President Public Affairs at Fidelity Investments.
Rocky is a near legendary local musician. Even though he plays bass with Shut Up and Drive, he is also an accomplished guitar player. He was the bassist in the Young Invaders and also now plays guitar in the Loose Shoes blues band.
Mark started playing drums at age 10 and played professionally from high school until 1985 when his career took a different turn and he entered funeral service. During the 70's and 80's, he played with several bands including Teaser, Krystal Kidd, The Nerve, The Danny Morgan Band and The Young Invaders. He has also done a lot of studio work and opened up for such bands as the Police on their first American tour, Huey Lewis and the News, The Romantics and Star Castle to name a few. Retired from playing in 1985 for about 10 years and is currently playing drums and percussion with the Bromwell-Diehl Band and Shut Up and Drive. Mark’s day job is Licensed Funeral Director at Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home in Loveland.