Darryl McEachin - Keyboards, Founder
A native of New York City, Darryl grew up in Maxton, North Carolina and started piano lessons at age 8. He participated in many bands and church music ministries, and studied music theory during his college years. A United States Air Force veteran of 24 years, Darryl served for 9 years as a member of the United States Air Force Band of the Reserves and the USAF Band of the Pacific-Hawaii, with duties as keyboardist, arranger, producer, bandleader, and musical director. He studied with jazz great Tom Coster and has performed with Restless Heart Band, Lee Greenwood, Trick Pony, John Popper, The Miracles, Amy Grant, Aaron Neville, and TAKE 6.
Prior to joining the The United States Air Force Band, Darryl was a member of the Air Force's "Tops In Blue" touring showcase where he would be selected to tour twice, serving as keyboard player, bandleader, arranger and tour director.
Darryl is the proud husband of Juliet Williams McEachin and father to two beautiful young ladies. Darryl can be seen locally performing with a number of various artists.
To see or hear more from Darryl, check out his social media pages.
Godfery Smith - Drums, Founder
A native of small-town, Hastings, FL, Godfery started playing drums at Pompey's Temple Church of God In Christ at the age of 6. Godfery has also played in the Tarheel Sun Drum & Bugle Corps, various jazz bands, rock bands, and concert bands taking him on many statewide and international tours throughout his high school career. He spent 6 years in the Space and Radar career field in the United States Air Force and, in 2003, he toured with the Air Force's premier entertainment troupe, "Tops In Blue," for their 50th anniversary world tour, “Soaring With Eagles”.
Godfery has been teaching drums for 11 years, in private, group, and workshop settings at schools, community programs, and churches such as: Lompoc School of Music in California, The San Antonio City Arts and Recreation Program, Sam Ash, and more with one student graduating soon from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
Godfery began playing keyboards in 2007 when he became the Music Director at God's Family Christian Center in San Antonio. Godfery toured again with an All-Star cast of "Tops In Blue" Priors in 2013, as a keyboardist for the 60th anniversary tour, "The Gift of Music" and is a current member of Tops In Blue's own, "Air Force’s Most Dangerous Band".
Godfery, is married to La-Kee Smith and together they have three children and have worked together in ministry for many years. Godfery, an ordained minister, is the co-founder of The Outer Limits Experience, a non-profit Christian Entertainment and service organization.
Godfery has worked with many artists, large and small, locally and internationally, and can be seen throughout the week at many local venues.
Connect with Godfery and keep up with his upcoming events on his social media pages.