Culture Shock started as Kimberly Wilson’s phone number on a piece of paper that sat for a year or more in a candleholder at Michael Briney’s apartment. From humble roots as a five piece cover band beginning in the year 2000 in Canton, Ohio consisting of Michael, Kimberly, Gene Lesnewski, Don Aukerman, and Drew Miller, over the years we’ve gone through several member changes (with Doug Rozenek replacing Drew in early 2001 and Gene & Don leaving the band in 2004) and as many ups and downs personally and professionally.
Through shear force of will or stubborn bullheadedness, depending on your perspective, we have persevered and are still rockin’. In 2003 Kimberly Wilson became Kimberly Rozenek and in 2005 Beverly Richards and John Borzea joined the band. This line-up set the ground work for where we are today with the release of the debut CD “Celebrity” which is available from CDBaby (https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/CultureShock1) or on our website. (www.culture-shock.us)
In 2012 Culture Shock went back into the studio to begin recording our second CD “Stop and Hear the Music”. Over the course of the next 5 years several more obstacles were thrown in our way; but we kept on working.
In February 2017, Adrian Muica joined the band as our new Rhythm and Auxiliary Lead Guitarist. In July 2017, Beverly Richards left the band for family and personal reasons. We wish her the best!
Currently the band is finishing the final mix-down and mastering of “Stop and Hear the Music” and polishing the stage show in anticipation of our long awaited return to the stage!