Jonathan Gilcrest | Bass, Keyboards, Mandolin, Vocals
You find a guy like Jonathan once in a lifetime. A master of no less than 7 instruments, it's no wonder Jon has been an in-demand musician as long as he's been playing.
Jon formed and toured with the rock group Axel Brice in the late 80's, which garnered high critical acclaim. On one particular evening, the band was joined onstage by none other than Jimmy Page himself....playing an entire hour set with them.
Relocating to Las Vegas in 2000, Jon played with various groups, including Panama, Radio Rage and Phoenix. Then in 2008 Jonathan met up with YBR frontman Brody Dolyniuk and the two developed a kinship. Jonathan was offered the position of keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist for YBR....a position he still retains to date.
After Brody's departure from YBR in 2011, the two began discussing the idea of rekindling a Led Zeppelin project, which actually began a couple years prior but was placed on the back burner.
By the time the topic came up again, Brody had met drummer Pat Leon and guitarist Steve Zukowsky. It was then just a matter of getting together, and it then became apparent there was great chemistry among them.
ZUSA was born and Jonathan has been pulling double duty for YBR and ZUSA. Jonathan's talent and work ethic are unmatched.....he literally picked up the bass and learned the instrument - astonishingly well - just for his role in ZUSA, along with playing bass pedals, keyboards, mandolin and singing the high vocal harmonies. John Paul Jones himself would be impressed.
Jon is also in the process of recording and releasing a solo album of originals.