Dylan Bourne -- Vocals, Guitar
A newcomer to the Lexington music scene, Dylan Bourne (quite possibly the coolest name in local music!) is the most recent member of FML.
Dylan was given his first guitar by his father, and initially was self-taught, but as he started to meet musicians and learn from them he realized he needed to actually study his craft. Dylan started taking lessons from Paul Felice with the Skinny Devil Music Lab, and it wasn’t long before he began to play the acoustic music scene in the Lexington area.
Interestingly, Dylan says, “I didn't notice until I joined this band that I idolized front men over guitarists. I am a HUGE fan of Corey Taylor, Ben Burnley, Dave Mustaine, Sully Erna, Kurt Cobain, etc. I totally pursue excellence in guitar playing, but for some reason I always gravitated toward great front people.”
When not fronting FML, Dylan listens to Metallica, Lamb of God, Megadeth, and Breaking Benjamin. Breaking Benjamin, Stone Sour/Slipknot, Alice In Chains, and Nirvana.
Chris Jones -- Drums
Magic Unicorns Music Festival
Magic Unicorns Music Festival
Mostly self-taught, but inspired by the likes of John Bonham, Mitch Mitchell, Matt Sorum, Ronnie Vannucci, Jose Pasillas, and Mick Fleetwood, Chris began playing with local artists early in his musical career. You might remember him in Peculiar Notion (which also included Luke Harrington of Ford Theater Reunion, and Troy Jamison of Zen Highway), Killer Ellipses, Varsovia, and Lot-13.
During this time, Chris found his sound using vintage cymbals, mostly huge Zildjian K's for signature explosive swells. In the summer of 2012, Chris packed his Tama kit into an office with Rhyan Sinclair and founded All the Little Pieces, later to be joined by Billy T. Thomas, Emily Miller, and (eventually) Thomas Suggs. After several amazing years, two albums, and gigs from Chicago to Charleston, SC and a bunch of cities in between, it was time for a rest and a reset.
Outside of drumming, Chris is a visual artist himself, and his work can be found several places around Lexington. Any free time he spends exploring, hiking, camping, or climbing.
Thomas Suggs -- Guitars
Growing up listening to classic rock, prog rock, punk, blues, jazz, classical, and electronic music, Thom's musical influences are... varied (i.e. schizophrenic). Guitarily speaking, he's drawn from elements of guitarists including Eric Clapton, Pete Townsend, Nancy Wilson, Slash, David Gilmour, Eric Johnson, Joe Bonamasssa, Michael Hedges, and pretty much anyone who's turned up a tube amp way too loud for the room.
Starting out on the acoustic circuit, Thom was asked to join All the Little Pieces with Chris, where they played shows in Memphis, Nashville, Cincinnati, Knoxville, Charleston (SC), Louisvile, and a lot of other places along the way. Thom also played with D.J. Crowe as part of Edenspeak. A frequent collaborator, Thom sits in regularly with area musicians, ranging from folk artists to rappers.
Greg Rhodus -- Bass
Greg Rhodus comes from a musical family where he was influenced by everything from classical to heavy metal. He picked up the guitar at age eight, but two years later he fell in love with the bass and started his journey to becoming a self-proclaimed "bassmaniac."
Greg has played in numerous bands in the Bluegrass area over the years. In addition to playing in FML, Greg is one-third of EsenspeaK, the backing band for D.J. Crowe, as well as playing in Nizhoni' Sky, an alternative Native-American band.
He and Thom are currently engaged in an escalating war of who can own the most guitars, effects, and amps. At this time, it's too close to call. Greg also endorses RS Guitarworks.