WELCOME! Based out of Ocala FL, and performing from coast to coast, we are a four piece band with tremendous heart and passion for the music and what we do.
We have worked very hard to become a sought after band all over Florida, and with our many shows all around we are expanding our reach more and more! The Band 4Play is a premier cover band who is a dynamic, audience interactive full stage band who performs with a passion for the music, and never like it's a job. We provide a lighting and sound system that has proven to please our audiences. Performing with professionalism, and an array of music genre from Country, to Rock & Roll. We perform many Oldies as well, specializing in tunes most other bands in the area do not play. The Band 4Play are great supporters of all local bands and the industry.
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Drummer /Band leader- Thomas Michaels : He is not only a passionate drummer, but the backbeat of the band and the heartbeat that drives the band to perform with excellence. He has been performing all over the U.S. with many well known entertainers for decades. He has toured with stars from Nashville, backing big names at The Grand Ol Opry, The Blue Bird Café and worked at The Stockyard as house drummer. Thomas has also done studio work for entertainers in Miami. His work has been exciting enough that many musicians would be envious of. In the past few years, with the desire to create a band that would begin a journey to the top, he's hit the mark with The Band 4Play who has became very well known all over Florida . Thomas is owner of TM Productions, covering many counties in Florida where his reputation for great entertainment stands above and beyond many.
Lead Guitarist- Jerry Graybeal, hailing from the mountains of Ashe County North Carolina, first picked up a guitar at age 12 & found a passion for making music & developing his own unique style. He's a dedicated guitarist with a drive to play & a seeker of that elusive "perfect sound". A very balanced musician, Jerry has performed with bands up & down the eastern seaboard and feels as though he's finally found the ideal fit with the talented musicians/entertainers of The Band 4Play.
Jerry graduated Appalachian State University (Go Mountaineers!) & has been in education as an administrator for 26 years.
Don Dickhaut - Bassist & vocals, is a lifelong bass player with a passion for music and performing, Don has played in power trios to 30 piece jazz bands. He has been in numerous local bands & been called upon for fill in work. Don is at home with genres from rock, blues, covers, country, jazz, funk, and praise music! Don’s favorite description of his playing is: “Fat Back” bassist. He is delighted to be a part of this dynamic band.