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Formed in Bloomington, IL. in early 2005, The Bygones have been entertaining audiences all over Central Illinois. Their signature 4-part vocal harmonies, combined with excellent musicianship, separate us from your typical cover band. Take some classic rock, some all-time favorite pop songs, a dash of funk and a pinch of country and you have - The Bygones.

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    Shawn White
    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.
    Tom Haas
    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.
    Terry Davito
    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 Vasilou
    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.

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    Just what makes up a Bygones show? Songs that everyone knows, professional sound and lighting, excellent musicianship, tight 4-part vocal harmonies, and lots of nostalgic fun! We play music designed to get people on to the dance floor. Each show focuses on nostalgic rock music from the 70’s, 80's, and 90’s that everyone can relate to and sing along.

    Having drawn crowds in large and small venues for the last 13 years, we have a large following, extensive mailing list and Facebook “Likes” along with a positive reputation with the businesses where they’ve performed. The Bygones have played all over Central Illinois and will travel! (travel costs may apply) .

    We create party atmosphere with something for everyone to make sure that your guests have a great time. We can easily tailor a song list and equipment to fit your event and your venue. Let The Bygones help make your next event a blast! You’ll be singing along with those nostalgia hits too! Contact us now!
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