Brad is originally from Roanoke Rapids, NC & is the founding member of Uncle Hairy. His formal drum lessons began at age nine. Brad continues to expand his background with many different music styles.
In addition to playing with Uncle Hairy, Brad plays with The Other Guys (4 pc Americana band) Last Word (Contemporary Christian band w/ wife Jennifer) and is the Turning Point music director at First Christian Church Wilmington, NC. Brad feels that his talent is a gift & he hopes that by sharing it with others, they too may be encouraged to seek their own personal gifts.
David Tyson - Guitar & Lead Vocal
David received his Bachelor of Music Education at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and his Masters in Music Education with a concentration in Jazz Performance at East Carolina University. He has taught elementary music and middle school bands in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pitt Counties. He currently holds the position of Band Director at Murray Middle School, where he was named the Teacher of the Year for the 2013-2014 school year and the WWAY Teacher of the Week. In 2011, he began teaching abroad in Strasbourg, France. He continues to spend the summers teaching French students to speak English through a Musical Theatre camp. These efforts have been recognized by the American Consulate General with frequent invitations to the American Consulate in Strasbourg. Jazz music and history are featured lessons for the students participating in this camp. David frequently performs in various Wilmington (and surrounding area) venues in the genres of jazz, rock, and classical music. He sings, plays guitar, trumpet, bass and piano. In his leisure time, he enjoys traveling, golf, reading, surfing, and practicing Tang Soo Do, where he holds his black belt in the American Karate System, The Joe Lewis Fighting System, Chun Kuk Do, and The United Fighting Arts Federation.
Danica is a singer/songwriter originally from Archdale, North Carolina. She grew up on a horse farm and began singing as a small child and never stopped. After graduating from University of North Carolina at Greensboro she moved to Wilmington, NC. While she was searching for a hobby she stumbled upon a guitar player who was looking to start a band. She auditioned for the position and in the fall of 2010, she became the lead singer for the band 40 EAST. Danica’s musical influences are vast and include artists such as Alanis Morissette, Pat Benatar, Martina McBride, and Reba McIntyre. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading, and horse back riding. Her favorite color is green and her favorite band is Pink Floyd!
Bert Linton - Bass & Vocals
Bert has been performing professionally since the age of 16. He plays a variety of instruments including drums, bass, lead/ slide guitars & keyboards.While working in the retail music industry since the age of 14, he presently the manager of Modern Music in Wilmington, NC. Bert has developed an extensive knowledge of sound reinforcement and recording production techniques. As a recording artist and producer, Bert has performed with Jon Byrd and Abandon Reason and co-produced singer-songwriter Jeff Reid's CD Roman Holiday.
Dan Veit - Keyboards
Terry’s musical influences are many. He has had the pleasure of working with some great musicians and artists, many of whom have become awesome friends! Terry has played in groups and recorded with"Funky" Leroy Harper Jr, Fred Thomas & Darryl Brown, members of James Brown's Soul Generals, The Funkadelics, Sylvester "Sam Freight Train"Bryant (Kenny Wayne Sheppard & Jim Quick & Coastline), Simon Russell Soul Generals, Painted Man, Nina Repeta Band, Soul Power Posse, Donnie Wynn (Robert Palmer & Willie Nelson), Tom Gossin (Gloriana), Steve Boone (Lovin' Spoonful), Will McFarlane (Muscle Shoals And Bonnie Raitt), Jeff Cook (Alabama), Craig Woolard and the Mark Roberts Band. He has also played keyboards for The John Belushi Estate And Dan Akroyd Sanctioned Blues Brothers Review, Percy Sledge, William Bell, Archie Bell, Ronnie Dove, Troy Shondell (Tommy James & the Shondells), Alive and Kicking, Brian Johnson (lead singer for AC/DC) and Nantucket.
Terry has also performed music for Alan Alda's movie Betsy's Wedding and has had the pleasure of working with Andy Griffith on Matlock in a musicians role on the show. He played keys on a project for friend Lennie Loftin (actor and songwriter) organized by Mega actor Russell Crowe which was produced by Davey Willkins and played piano for an episode of One Tree Hill. The last film that Terry had the privilege of being a part of was Arthur Newman Golf Pro, w/ Colin Firth & Emily Blunt. His lastest recording project was with Brent Mason and Paul Leim national artists from Nashville, Tenn.