About the Band
Mark Byars, Jon Clements and Kevin Hollinger have been playing together since December of 2017. The combination of style and experience creates a one-of-a-kind night out where you're sure to hear music that you know. With songs from all over the last 6 decades, XY Evolution provides quality entertainment for everyone to enjoy.
In just about three months of working together, XY Evolution started turning heads from the first gig together at Sunny Jim's Tavern. With a mix of heavy rock 'n roll and sweet, powerful soul, there is nothing out there that compares to XY Evolution.
XY Evolution is currently working on creating original content to share with the world as well. If you have a need for live entertainment for any occasion, look no further than XY Evolution. Click the contact tab to send the band a direct message or inquiry.
Mark Byars - Lead Vocals/Keys
Mark Byars is a 25-year-old singer/songwriter from Pittsburgh, Pa. He graduated from Perry High School in 2012, and then attended Slippery Rock University until 2016. Mark has been singing for as long as he can remember. His earliest memories are cramming practice for his family to sing at Sunday service on the previous Saturday night. “We weren’t allowed to go to bed until Dad was satisfied,” Mark recalls fondly. “Of course, even with 2 older sisters, I always sang soprano.”
Mark lost his dad, Jack, to lung cancer in 2008. Mark was just 14 years old at the time. Thankfully, he still has the rest of his family. His mom and sisters are constantly in contact, and couldn’t be any closer or more supportive of each other.
“I would be nothing and have nothing if it weren’t for those women. I can’t tell you the number of times I should have starved or been homeless. They would never have that. And I’d stop the world for any and each of them.”
Mark and XY Evolution have been playing together since December of 2017. They clicked from the moment they first played together. Mark works hard every single day for the benefit of the band and he can’t wait to see what’s in store over the horizon!
Kevin Hollinger - Drums
Kevin found the love for drumming in the sixth grade. He starting competing with the North Hills Chargers Drum and Baton Corps. His first band was Quest which then lead to Fathertime for twenty-two years. During his time with Fathertime he played for 3WS Grill Team for festivals and concerts. Other bands include Iceblues, The Devilles, Legacy, and work on various studio tracks.
Jon Clements - Bass/Vocals
Music is the thread that ties us all together. It is in our soul. One of my greatest joys is performing for you. It warms my soul when you enjoy our performance. I love the moment the band gets tight and the crowd gets loose. XY Evolution is the result of decades of work, dedication, and love of music. We are here for you.