Duane is a guitarist/singer/songwriter who has been cultivating 
his passion and soul for music over 45 years. Duane previously 
co-founded “Wounded Minds” and was instrumental in recording 
at major L.A. studios collaborating with friend and guitarist 
Carl Verheyen who volunteered his expertise as producer.


About the Band

We put out our first EP

​LACK OF EVIDENCE the start of last year. Now our second EP is even more exciting and due out this spring! As yet untitled.If you have any idea's PLEASE email us: xofenders@gmail.com



Duane E. Hay




​​​​​​​​​​​​​​XOfenders  were formed at the end of 2015 after each member had left previous bands and were looking for something new. They started off as a trio but as the music became more evolved we added James on guitar. We feel the new line up gives us a bigger stronger sound to tell the stories that Chuck and Greg write.

Greg Gabbard



Brother "D"




Robi Russell




Chuck is called the

"Heart of the Band" by his band mates, Chuck roams the low end with his powerful, down the middle bass lines. 
As co-singer/songwriter with Greg, he also plays a major part in the architecture of the bands

Funny, energetic and always ready to have a good time, he brings excitement to the XOfenders shows.  

Chuck Blair



​​​​​​Greg is a singer/ 

songwriter and multi-

instrumentalist playing blasting guitar

for XOfenders. He started off 30 years ago in bars when still under age and and having to sit in the back room on breaks. Working in several bands from Los Angeles to the Seattle/Tacoma area playing venues like the Troubadour and clubs in the local Seattle music scene. He has written and recorded over 100 songs in LA and Seattle/Tacoma. 

​​​​​​​​​​Robi  is a hard-hitting

pocket drummer, with a heavy foot. He has been playing professionally for over 30 years in the Seattle area.

He has recorded a dozen CD's for several successful bands.

He currently is rockin' gig's with his new band, XOfenders,

also adding some background

vocals. He loves playing live and being

on stage, LIVE & LOUD !!.......