Members: Eddie Star-Kelly Charles-Vince D'Alessandro-Don McCurdy
Eddie Star is a true and enduring original. His music defines the attitude of a generation. With the release of Informal Deviance, the smashing debut from his new band Joybox as well as two re-issues from his previous band Eddie Star & The Zero Effect, Star is able to celebrate his past as he looks to the future.
Star began his music career at age 17 when he began working with producer Arthur G. Wright (Billy Preston, Thank God Itâs Friday). During the writing and recording of his first album Eddie worked with several diverse well-known musicians including Fred Schreuders (Hiroshima) and Don McCurdy (The Bottomfeeders, Dead Lazlos Place) before forming his band the Zero Effect. The bandâs self-titled debut was a perfect blend of rock'n'roll and punk in the vein of such bands as Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, The Stooges and The
Ramones all of whom first influenced the London, Ontario, native to pick up a guitar.
Eddie Star & The Zero Effect played non-stop gigs to rave reviews opening for and headlining with marquee bands including the legendary SST Recording artist Blood on the Saddle, Media Blitz, and Tuesdayâs Waiting before disbanding in 1999 after a final performance at the legendary Whisky a Go Go. It was during this time that Star and Bob Mars (Tom Morello, Church of Mars) began working together. During the next few
years they collaborated on and recorded more than 30 songs that would become the foundation of Joybox.
In 2006 Star founded Monroe Entertainment Records Group (M.E.R.G.) with his friend, mentor and music industry veteran Gary Monroe. The labelâs first release was the critically acclaimed debut (Living in Silence) from MTVâs Battle for Ozzfest runner-up, Guilt by Association. Star has also acted on television (Bronx Zoo, Nightingales) and produced recordings with numerous independent artists (Andi Tomlinson - The Jubilettes).
After nearly two decades in the music industry, Eddie Starâs persistence and talent are a shining example of what can be achieved when you believe in yourself.