JOSH KOCHEVAR

GUITAR AND VOCALS

Josh is a recent high school graduate. He has played guitar for about 5 years and strives to improve his skill any way he can. His main inspirations are great virtuosos like Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, and his main influences in playing and writing are John Petrucci from Dream Theater, Yngwie Malmsteen style solos, and heavy djent from artists like Periphery. He has played at many venues , and placed 3rd out of 23 with Benton and Liam at the Broomfield High Pops Festival 2017, and has played at Red Rocks with the Broomfield School of Rock house band, along with many other venues around the Broomfield and Westminster areas. Josh is excited to be a part of Paradox as lead guitarist and knows it will expand his own skill and experience.

BENTON ROSWELL

DRUMS

Benton Roswell is the drummer for Paradox.  He is 17  years old.  Benton has been drumming for over 8 years. He started taking lessons in 3rd grade at the Afterbeat Drum School in Louisville CO.  After taking lessons there for a couple years he decided to pursue playing music with other kids.  He has taken private lessons and participated in group performances at Global Sound Academy and participated in The School of Rock audition only House Band in Broomfield. In addition, he has participated in band coaching at Rock Life Music Academy and Doghouse Music. Benton currently plays with Monarch High School Wind Ensemble and is in his second year in the Level 1 Jazz audition only band, and Monarch's competitive indoor percussion group.  He has been in a teen rock group called The Aftermath and a teen Metal Band called The Irrelevance.  With these bands he played shows at a wide variety of venues, including Red Rocks, the Louisville Farmer’s Market, Herman’s Hideaway, Moe’s BBQ, The Hoffbrau Restaurant,  The Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, The Arvada Center and The Boulder Creek Fest Memorial Weekend "teen battle of the bands" and more.  He has a passion for music and plans to attend school for Music performance.

AIDAN CASSELLS

BASS GUITAR

Aidan Cassells plays bass for the Colorado-based band Paradox. He fell in love with music at an early age, picking up the guitar at age seven and beginning private instruction with Adam Lockwood in the summer of 2010. After finding his middle school music program didn’t have a slot for electric guitar he picked up the bass at twelve years old and played in Monarch K-8’s Concert and Jazz Band. Aidan’s talent on bass led him into Monarch High School’s top jazz band, directed by Clare Church, as an incoming freshman, where he’s played for the past three years. As a junior, Aidan also played bass for the MHS marching band, one of the top high school bands in the state of Colorado. During the summer of 2018, Aidan was nominated by his MHS band instructors to play bass for the Colorado Ambassadors of Music program, which included a two week tour in Europe covering England, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Italy. He joined Paradox in April of 2019.

 

Aidan’s performance experience includes Dog House Music Studios, Herman’s Hideaway, Local 46, Summit Music Hall, Denver Open Media and various venues across Europe.

 

Aidan’s musical influences include Rush, Joe Satriani, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age, Royal Blood, Mastodon, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Tool, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Bill Evans Trio, Victor Wooten, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Thin Lizzy, and Rage Against the Machine, just to name a few.

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Paradox formed in the summer of 2017 after playing and jamming together for about a year.  Paradox is a Progressive Metal Band that performs covers and writes and performs original songs.  Check out our complete album Gods Of Mars under the music tab.  All the band members have taken many years of private lessons and have extensisve live performance experience.  To inquire about bookings visit the contact page.

ABOUT THE BAND