About

Gene Louis

Born and raised in St. Louis Missouri by musician parents I started playing shows and touring at the age of six and getting paid to play all instruments. I’ve had a band for over 20 years called bullets and octane. I never stepped foot into a high school. I’ve been tattooed since I was 13 years old, been married and divorced twice, psych wards therapists etc. etc. out of my mind. I don’t plan on living long but I do plan on living hard. I believe that if you have a passion you die for it no matter what, if your stomach hurts because you’re hungry that means that you’re putting all your time energy and money into your passion. If nothing comes of the music I make, I’ll know for sure that I spent my whole life writing and recording music up until my body gave out.

I was signed it to RCA records, ended up doing some acting and all kinds of crazy shit in between. I have toured the world over and over and now I do what I want to do no matter what. Right now all I care about is making music that I’m proud of. I like to entertain people, I like to create constantly, I don’t like wasting time and I don’t like my time being wasted. You only truly understand Rock n roll once you actually hate everything about it. You can’t change who you are and everybody will definitely try! Learn to love the animal you are because you are one, Cherish it.

Jonny Udell

Jonny Udell is from Philadelphia , PA. He has been playing drums since 11 years old after he failed at guitar! He moved to Los Angeles in his early 20’s and has had a hell of a ride. Finding his first musical success in the band The Knives touring along such acts as CKY, The Cult, Fu Manchu and Bullets and Octane. That’s where Jonny established a long relationship with Bullets front man Gene Louis. When Gene put Bullets back together he called Jonny for the drumming duties. A year and half later they are traveling the world playing rock and roll together. Jonny is a proud endorser of Vic Firth Drumsticks and Paiste Cymbals.

Felipe Rodrigo

Born in Uruguay, rock and roll infected him at a young age. He had a thing for loud music, so at 18, he moved to California and started playing the local scene. These days energy has shifted towards touring the world and recording rock n roll music for the new generations. The Los Angeles based lead guitarist slays both locally and internationally, shaking foundations worldwide.

Zachary Kibbee

Zachary Kibbee started playing music at 14 when his buddy suggested he learn bass. Taking to music very quickly, the LA native has played in many bands and has since gone on to round himself out as a musician learning to sing, play guitar, drums, ukulele and keys. He's played in rock bands, punk bands, hardcore bands, country bands and everywhere in between.

He joined Bullets And Octane when asked by Gene, who had been playing drums in Zachary's solo project since it's inception in 2013.
  • Gene Louis

    Born and raised in St. Louis Missouri by musician parents I started playing shows and touring at the age of six and getting paid to play all instruments. I’ve had a band for over 20 years called bullets and octane. I never stepped foot into a high school. I’ve been tattooed since I was 13 years old, been married and divorced twice, psych wards therapists etc. etc. out of my mind. I don’t plan on living long but I do plan on living hard. I believe that if you have a passion you die for it no matter what, if your stomach hurts because you’re hungry that means that you’re putting all your time energy and money into your passion. If nothing comes of the music I make, I’ll know for sure that I spent my whole life writing and recording music up until my body gave out.

    I was signed it to RCA records, ended up doing some acting and all kinds of crazy shit in between. I have toured the world over and over and now I do what I want to do no matter what. Right now all I care about is making music that I’m proud of. I like to entertain people, I like to create constantly, I don’t like wasting time and I don’t like my time being wasted. You only truly understand Rock n roll once you actually hate everything about it. You can’t change who you are and everybody will definitely try! Learn to love the animal you are because you are one, Cherish it.
  • Jonny Udell

    Jonny Udell is from Philadelphia , PA. He has been playing drums since 11 years old after he failed at guitar! He moved to Los Angeles in his early 20’s and has had a hell of a ride. Finding his first musical success in the band The Knives touring along such acts as CKY, The Cult, Fu Manchu and Bullets and Octane. That’s where Jonny established a long relationship with Bullets front man Gene Louis. When Gene put Bullets back together he called Jonny for the drumming duties. A year and half later they are traveling the world playing rock and roll together. Jonny is a proud endorser of Vic Firth Drumsticks and Paiste Cymbals.
  • Felipe Rodrigo

    Born in Uruguay, rock and roll infected him at a young age. He had a thing for loud music, so at 18, he moved to California and started playing the local scene. These days energy has shifted towards touring the world and recording rock n roll music for the new generations. The Los Angeles based lead guitarist slays both locally and internationally, shaking foundations worldwide.
  • Zachary Kibbee

    Zachary Kibbee started playing music at 14 when his buddy suggested he learn bass. Taking to music very quickly, the LA native has played in many bands and has since gone on to round himself out as a musician learning to sing, play guitar, drums, ukulele and keys. He's played in rock bands, punk bands, hardcore bands, country bands and everywhere in between.

    He joined Bullets And Octane when asked by Gene, who had been playing drums in Zachary's solo project since it's inception in 2013.
Bullets and Octane exploded onto the scene in 2003 with their debut EP "One Night Stand Rock N Roll Band" on Critereon Records. 2004 saw the 2nd EP "Bullets And Octane" and their debut album "The Revelry" produced by Gilby Clark of Guns And Roses also on Critereon Records. In 2005-2006 they Supported Avenged Sevenfold in America and Europe on the City Of Evil Tour.

2006 was a big year for the band as they were signed to RCA/BMG Records. They released their first major label album "In The Mouth Of The Young", which was produced by Page Hamilton of Helmet. They played The Download Festival and where on "The Family Values Tour" with Korn, Stone Sour, Flyleaf and Deftones. They headlined their own UK tour as well.

2007 saw them Leave RCA for Ares Records, release "Songs For The Underdog" album and tour with Unwritten Law. They had headlining UK Tour with The Knives that year as well. In 2009 they released "Bullets and Octane " a full length album and Toured the U.K. with Gunfire 76 (Wednesday 13's project).

In 2016 they played Lost Highway motorcycle show and concert with Social Distortion, Foghat and Eagles Of Death Metal as well as releasing a new song "Burning At Both Wicks". In 2017 back at it full time with a solid line up, released songs and videos for "Bad Mother Fucker" and "Waking Up Dead", headlined a very successful tour of the U.K and Sweden. They finished the "Waking Up Dead" album and played a string of successful shows in Hollywood, Orange County and Las Vegas. In 2018 they are looking to release the album "Waking Up Dead". They are already slated to headline U.K. dates and Sweden dates in February to kick off the 20 Year anniversary of the band with what has been touted as the most solid line up in it's history.

Bullets and Octane