Band Members Biographies
Our band members are among the most talented in the industry. It would
be our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for you.
(vocals, guitar, flute, harmonica, keyboard)
I started in music at the age of 10. Grew up in a family of music.
I marched in High School Marching band playing flute.
Music continued playing several instruments, guitar, piano, harmonica and violin.
I took professional voice at the the Atlanta School of music. I sang with the Sweet Adeline's in Atlanta for special performances.
I continued my music education, music theory and taught music.
Through the years played for special & private events, with several bands, including Inquiring Minds. I performed in several local bars in the 80's and continued to be a special guest flute player for other bands.
In 2012 started with a Trio Wyatt Group playing jazz in restuarants.
In 2013 Wyatt group now became in demand for private parties and later grew in a full cover dancing band now known as THE WYATT BAND.
(Lead Vocals, Guitar)
Hello I'm Mark Peacock with the Wyatt Band. I am the lead singer of the group
and also play guitar and keyboards. This is just a little musical
background through my years of playing. Music for me really started in grade school learning to play trombone which I continued with thru High School playing in concert - jazz and
marching bands. I picked up playing guitar, piano and starting
singing a lot through those years. I played in several local bands
playing whatever was on the radio. It was fun and good release from
structured music. I then attended University of Iowa
where I continued Trombone as music for my my major. There I played
in several bands playing guitar & keyboards and really developed my singing voice. Traveled the Midwest & played a lot of clubs
thru the eighties. It was a good experience one I won't
forget. Needless to say Music has been a big part of
my life and now continuing with The Wyatt Band and playing with
some very talented musicians and enjoying it. Hope you come out
and give us a listen. Know you will enjoy it! Thanx..........Mark
Mike Duncan (Drummer, Vocals)
classical training for percussion at the age of 12 in junior high school.
Selected to the All-City band in Orlando,
Florida for two years running 1969 and 1970.
Moved to Indiana in 1971 - received a special merit
honor award for percussion performance with the Indiana All State Band and
Chorus in Indianapolis.
Worked professionally in night clubs and studio session
work from 1973-1980 with the cover/original bands “Puzzle”, “Faze 3” and
“Passage”. Also played drums on tracks original compositions and added vocals
to my skill set.
Moved to Atlanta in 1980 and continued studying
music in learning to play keyboards and writing original music. Later, I
learned guitar and continue to write original compositions.
I moved to Louisville area in 2005 and worked
with the rock band “Karma” from 2007 until 2008. Also worked with “Jaida Blue”
for a few months before moving to Atlanta in 2009.
In Atlanta 2012, I worked with “Intrepid Souls”
playing a diverse selection of covers/originals and later with “No Limitz”, a
classic rock band in 2013.
Joined the Wyatt Band in 2014.
My musical influences range the spectrum of
contemporary music over the past 30 years from Ambrosia to Zappa. “All music is
Devine” (Kurt Vonnegut, 1963).
(Lead Guitar & Vocals)
The year was "1967"...The 1st heart transplant recipient was in the
recover room, the 1st ATM was being installed, and Jimi Hendrix was burning up the guitar at the Monterey Pop Festival...Literally....and
Joey Wray was Born!
The gypsy woman was unavailable for comment, but it was clear that
a legend was born. Soon Joey began the journey to his destiny and started playing the guitar. Learning the music of the 60s and 70s he developed
a love for musical storytelling and the playing styles of Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. Playing in a variety of bands covering all genres of music. While evolving into the music of the 80's & 90's, he also honed his skills as a performer. He became an entertainment exhibitionist, jumping
up on bar tops to rip out a blazing guitar solo.
As the millennium dawned, he found himself in Atlanta Georgia, a new world of entertainment possibilities. His new position with South Georgia's "The Wyatt Band" is one of love and enjoyment. Smoking guitar oriented music and soulful funk grooves are what Joey Wray brings to the table. So come to a show and strap yourself in for a ride on the wild side.
Starting at an early age, David began studying and playing organ and piano. Throughout his adolescent years, he was the boy who played piano at a sports oriented school. While in school, he participated in the Georgia ALL-STATE Choir for 4 years and started ear training under the auspices of Melvin Hodges, saxophonist of Apollo 4 and Music Teacher at Stone Mountain High School.
Deciding to make music his career, he started performing at dinner clubs and small bars around the east Atlanta area.
As he matured, he learned the value of being able to play 'pickup' by using his natural ability to hear intervals. This lead to becoming an arranger for many local Atlanta popular rock bands in the early 70's. This carried on thru and into the 80's as he put together numerous bands for Atlanta club owner Dee Ford.
Always striving to be as diverse as he could, David has become a sought after sideman, performing with artists like Ken Mellons, David Allan Coe, Nantucket, Robin Lee, and many more.
Tho rock is his passion, he is comfortable performing country, r&b, or pop as well.
Aside from his playing abilities, David was also trained in the studio as an engineer and learned production techniques that have allowed him to not only work on stage but behind the board, mixing and editing. With numerous recording projects under his belt, David can fill many pairs of shoes. He is an asset to anyone he works with.
David also doubles on guitar, bass, and sings.
In 2013, he toured with the Alabama Blues Brothers as well as providing support for other projects around the ATLANTA area, and occasional trips to Florida. After a year in Panama City working for Lowe's House of Bourbon, David returns to Alabama, to assist in the resurrection of The Alabama Blues Brothers Band as My-T-Sharp Blues Band,
( Guitar, Keyboard, Bass, Vocals)
Alan Chastain was introduced to music at a very young age! His grandmother used to play piano by ear and was a honky tonk piano player. He watched her play a loved it. At the age of 5 his grandmother taught him three chords on guitar and then it began. Alana father loved to sing so he took Alan everywhere there were musicians so he could learn as much as possible from all of them! At the age of 15 Alan joined his first band playing lead guitar and after just a couple of years he started his own band with his girlfriend that he met singing for Robert Shaw and the Atlanta symphony orchestra for a high school project. Soon after graduating school he married that same girl and preformed together for very many years. In 1993 his band SOUTHERN PRIDE went on tour for the DOD to Europe to preform for the Troops in 7 different countries! All through the years running arms with many different great musicians. In 2008 and 2009 he played at Lakewood Amphitheater with stars like Brad Paisley, Chuck Wickes, Jewel, Lynard Skynard and Kid Rock! Alan plays multiple instruments including guitar, keyboards, bass guitar, banjo, mandolin, steel guitar and saxophone just to name a few! He has sang harmonies and leads since a very small boy and believes that without harmonies there isn't a band! Music has been Alan's whole life and he lives to play and sing! On stage for more than 40 years; this guy knows how to read what the other musicians are doing and work with anyone to make people happy! A very very talented man
Chris Whitley (Bass , Horns, Bass Fiddle, Piano.)
Went to Clayton State University
under scholarship and studied double bass under Dr. Richard Bell. (1990-95). Was
a member of the Clayton State Jazz band during those years. Also Played with the
swing band NightTrain on many occasions. A guest bassist with the Peachtree Wind
Ensemble on various occasions. Was honored to be a guest soloist for
performances with the Southern Crescent Choral under the direction of Janice
Folsom on three occasions. Played double bass in the Southern Crescent Symphony
for a span of 25 years. And has played numerous shows in the pit orchestra of
the Henry Players, a performing theatre company in the South Metro. Such shows
as Copacabana, Kiss Me Kate, Les Misérables, and many more.
Early years, Born 1972. Began piano at age 8. Saxophone at age 9 all through grade school and marching band in high school. Began playing the double bass at age 16 and made it into the Georgia All State Orchestra (1989)
performed with the Indie rock band Intrepid Souls and was a freelance bass
guitarist for various performing cover bands and jazz bands in the Atlanta area
for several years.
Accompanist pianist and member of the Fayette
Presbyterian church from 2009-present