Since inception in 1987, when brothers Jeff and Joe Kirby first launched Scepter® in Wichita, Kansas, (before relocating to the DFW area), the band has remained strong through ups and downs of both personal and band life and continues to drive home their original 3-piece hard rock music. In 1999 the band relocated to Dallas, Tx after performing alongside great Wichita local musicians such as Paul Bland, John Dobbin and Michael Pannell for many years. Through their Dallas history, Scepter® worked with drummers Chris Menard, Brandon Downum, and Damon Blythe who is also a Kansas native like the Kirby brothers.
In July of 2022, after Damon left the band to focus on family/career nearly to the exact date of joining 6 years previously, Scepter® welcomed Giovanni “Gio” Palombo into the lineup on drums. With a musical style of rock and alternative, drawn in by the crack of Steward Copeland’s and Alex Van Halen’s snare drum, Gio began drumming at a young age playing and recording with various local bands in Tempe, Arizona. During the 90’s college music scene he was playing alongside with the likes of the Gin Blossoms, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, and Jimmy Eat World. Most recently he’s played and recorded with Johnny Crimes in Salt Lake City, Utah and currently new to the Dallas area to continue the journey with Scepter®. His influences include The Police, Cheap Trick, Van Halen and the Foo Fighters.
Throughout the bands history, Scepter® has released several independent albums including Depletion of Time (1990), Three (1992), Humerus (1994), Eat to the Feet (1998), Scepterated at Birth (2001), It’s The Getting Up That Gets Ya (2002), Seven By Three (2007), Point of Impact (2008), Now and Again (2016) and streaming audio/videos for It’s All Good (2015), Cheap (2016) and Joyland (2017) which is a tribute to an abandoned theme park from the brothers home town where they spent summer days and nights hanging out as kids.
Check out Scepter® performing a mix of their hard classic guitar driven rock/punk influenced originals and a dose of classic hard rock remakes spanning over 30 years at a venue near you or streaming live shows on various platforms such as Facebook and Twitch.