Jupiter Hollow is a progressive metal band from Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Jupiter Hollow’s sound is usually referred to as spacey, experimental and refreshing, reminding listeners of bands like Rush, Tool, Pink Floyd, A Perfect Circle, Tesseract and The Contortionist. Within the first few months of releasing their debut EP “Odyssey” (January 13, 2017) Jupiter Hollow have received a respectable response from the progressive rock and metal scene. Being an independent progressive rock band with only 2 members under the age of 22, it was a big surprise seeing their faces in world renowned music platforms such as PROG Magazine, Progression Magazine, Shockwave Magazine, the National Post, as well as making it into newspapers across Canada, charting on Quebec radio and being invited to speak on multiple radio stations across Ontario and Quebec. After working with legendary prog music producer Jamie King, Jupiter Hollow released their anticipated full length record titled AHDOMN on May 4, 2018 through their innovative platform, “The Odyssey Experience”. You can learn more about the Odyssey Experience here.
Jupiter Hollow consists of two Canadian artists, Grant MacKenzie and Kenny Parry. Grant, who plays guitar, bass and keys for the band started his music career in 2007 (age of 12), sitting in his basement watching the movie Rock Prophecies. This movie was about legendary rock photographer Robert M. Knight, finding and transforming a young, unknown guitarist from a small town into a worldwide success. Inspired and motivated, Grant spent the next few years honing his guitar skills, writing music, and later learning the business side by attending college for business marketing. At age 20, Grant was invited into the Brotherhood of the Guitar, by founder Robert M. Knight, leading to endorsements with Ernie Ball Music Man and JH Audio.
While Grant was performing with another group at a local battle of the bands in 2015, he came across a mesmerizing singer by the name of Kenny Parry (vocalist, drummer and piano for Jupiter Hollow), who was almost performing as if he was possessed on stage, hitting notes that seemed impossible by any guy. Kenny Parry started music at the young age of 2 years old, setting up pots and pans like a drum set and banging away. This led to an obsession with music, and a discovery of his unique talent. In his teenage years, Kenny won himself the title “Best Drummer in Ontario” 3 years in a row. Around this time, Kenny started learning how to sing after being inspired by singers such as Maynard James Keenan, Mike Lessard, Dan Tompkins and Ian Kenny to name a few. Through years of strengthening his vocal abilities in choirs, bands and hours of dedication, Kenny has acquired an articulate vocal range, relentless endurance, and almost shocking performance through his uncontrollable stage presence.
Shortly after meeting in the summer of 2015, Grant and Kenny knew that their talents combined would create something truly unique, and Jupiter Hollow was born. Since then, the duo has released an EP and full length record. The concept grew to be a two-man band, since Grant and Kenny wrote all the music and wanted to keep it that way. The two musicians used technology to their advantage such as compelling live projections and pre-recorded tracks, allowing them to perform with a dominating stage presence, while captivated their audiences with their unique sonic and visual journey. Grant and Kenny are currently in studio working on their 2nd full length studio album set to be released in 2020.