Band Biographies

Joey Herd’s mix of original music combined with modern country favorites create a crowd-pleasing collection of songs and styles from Jason Aldean to Lee Brice to Neal McCoy.

JOEY HERD (Lead Vocals / Rhythm Guitar)

  • Began playing guitar & drums at age 12
  • Has toured with and performed alongside legends such as Andy Williams, The Osmond’s and Ann-Margret.
  • Has been on television shows as a regular. One being “TV Talent Hour” on Warner Brothers Network. (ended 2002)
  • He is a proud husband and father.
  • He is thankful for your support and for his band.

Joey has won many awards, such as:

  • CMA Vocal Competition in Nashville, TN during CMA Fest for his cover of Chris Cagle’s “What A Beautiful Day”
  • Missouri Entertainer of the Year

Joey has released his full 13 song album, “How It Feels”, which is available anywhere music is digitally sold or via and also his latest single, “The Mirror Never Lies” – with a full video release. Also available for download.

Kevin Bates – Drums

  • Kevin is originally from Kansas City, Missouri & is a business owner in his own right. He started playing drums at the age of eight.
  • He has been involved in CCM entities, Churches & a regional band entitled, “Human Anyway” & he’s played his fair share of festivals.
  • Kevin is happily married & a proud father of three and his eldest daughter just graduated from Missouri State University.

LARRY HASTINGS (Bass/Vocals/Band Leader)

  • Has been a professional musician for over 45 years
  • Has performed all over the country from California, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Illinois and now resides in Missouri.
  • Has played for both small and large venues from clubs to concerts.

ERIC DAVEY (Keyboards/Acoustic Guitar/Vocals)

  • Eric has opened for a variety of CCM artists.
  • Eric has opened for artists such as: Go Fish, Avalon, Starrfadu, Austin Hartley & Aarik Danielsen.
  • Eric is a PROUD VETERAN and father! He is a mental health advocate and enjoys creating positive change both internally and externally. 

DREW TATE (Guitars/Steel/Vocals)

  • Drew began playing guitar at age of 13 after his father showed him a “Guns N’ Roses Greatest Hits” album.
  • Drew attended Evangel University for his undergrad where he majored in Music Industry.
  • Drew was a member of the Evangel University-based music group Heartsong where he was Guitar and Lead Sound Engineer for 4 years. With Heartsong Drew would be featured on two full-length albums and go on various tours including trips to Texas, the East Cost, Florida, and Jamaica.
  • Drew just finished a Master’s degree in Education and is currently a music teacher as well as band/choir director for a small school district in Southwest Missouri.
  • Drew is a proud husband to another public schools teacher and father to two girls.

EVAN MARSHALL (Guitars/Vocals)

  • Has been playing music from Springfield, MO to Rochester, MN for the past 25 years
  • Creditable work included guitar and vocals for Human Anyway with their notable release of “Cry Me A River” and their album Critical Mass (2018)
  • Guitars, bass, and vocals with Just William, which had a #3 charting song “Rosalie” from their album “Blue Goodbye”.
  • Evan has also been with bands such as Funk Radio Machine and The Squirrel Chasers with comedian Jeff Jenkins.