Shawn is a local from Bloomington, Illinois and has been playing the drums for 30 Years.
His musical background includes Blues and Classic Rock, but his roots start in Country music.
The Bygones, with their classic tunes and smooth harmonies, are an excellent outlet for
Shawn's musical tastes. Shawn's focus for the last 18 years has been contemporary Christian music.
Shawn's relationship with Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of his life. His love for God, his
wife and family, other people, and music are clearly the passion of his life.
Shawn plays Yamaha Maple Custom drums and Zildian and Paiste cymbals.
Originally from right here in Central Illinois, Tommy has been playing bass for over
30 years and, back in the day, played with classic rock bands "The Front Page" and "Tunes"
in the 70's and early 80's. During the 80's and 90's, Tom played with Rock and Blues bands
in Minnesota, Colorado, and Arizona. Since he's come back home, he's gigged with Blues:30,
Steve the Harp Blues Band, Babytooth Blues and Walrus Gumbo and Gumbo Element.
Tom plays a '98 JetGlo Rickenbacker 4003 and an Ibanez Exotic Wood EWB20 acoustic bass.
Tommy also plays guitar, saxophone and sings lead and harmony vocals. Tom's favorite artists
include; The Allman Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tower of Power, Yes, Chicago, and Santana.
Located in Bloomington since the early 1990’s, Terry is employed as a music teacher
and has been performing in music groups in the central Illinois area since the 1980’s.
Styles of music he has covered in his musical career include: Classic to current Rock,
Alternative, Pop Country, R&B, Blues, Jazz. His greatest influence in music was his father
who played saxaphone and clarinet and was a professional musician. Playing lead trumpet in
jazz bands was an inspiration which motivated him into becoming a musician for life. Guitar
and keyboards are the primary instruments he plays, but he also plays many of the brass,
woodwinds, and a variety of string instruments. Terry uses Gibson, Fender & Ibanez guitars.
Marshall and Mesa amps. T.C.Electronics G-major effects. Kurzweil and Roland keyboards.
Jim is originally from New Jersey but has spent the last 40 years in Bloomington, IL.
Jim has been a fixture on the Bloomington/Normal music scene since the 70's. He started out
playing for a pizza and all the beer you can drink (which if you know Jim is not much) at the
Galery in Normal, IL. He spent quite a few years as a solo artist playing just about everywhere
in town. In the 80's he joined a local rock band called The Spoons (and still has the parachute
pants to prove it) playing many of the popular clubs around town. He then did a 15 year run with
the Dick Benson Band playing just about every country club and hotel in Central IL.
Jim went back to his acoustic rock roots in the 2000s teaming up with Trefan Owen on lead guitar and still
plays regularly around town when not performing with The Bygones. Jim plays an acoustic Taylor 12 string,
an electric Carvin AE-185 guitar, a Yamaha MX-60 keyboard, and an Ovation mandolin.