The Beast From The East) Wojtyla on bass guitar and Tom (Rock Star) Crone on drums.18 Speed Tranny was formed by guitarist/vocaslist Ken Harlev in 1999 and ventured through a few different musicians to perfect the current no frills powerhouse lineup that it has today including Kris (
A commonality among all three members is to create ASS KICKIN' in your face
Heavy Rock fueled by FAT riffs and GROOVE . Their no frill D.I.Y approach has allowed them to write and record several hook laiden tracks and build an ever growing presence in the Chicago music scene.
Influenced by 70's Hard Rock and Psychedelic, 80's Hard Rock and Speed Metal, 90's Metal and Grunge and some of todays best bands, 18 Speed Tranny has a solid foundation in some of the best Heavy Rock ever created and it speaks to their attitude that" if it doesn't have heart and a great riff at it's core, no amount of production will make it worth while."
18 Speed Tranny continues to push forward with all three members contributing to building one of the best heavy rock bands of their time, not limiting themselves to any particular style of Rock but letting many different styles influence their sound to attain the ultimate in creativity.