BAND MEMBERS


John (Jay) Brumback • Vocals, Guitar

Jay has been involved with music from a very young age, and keeps pushing forward to explore more interesting and diverse sounds. He writes most of the band's originals. In addition to guitar, he plays mandolin, bass, drums, trumpet, and french horn. He has performed with many groups in the area, over the past 30 years. Musical influences include anything Motown, Albert King, BB King, Freddie King, Earl King, Eric Johnson, SRV, Jimmy Hendrix, and Gary Moore. He studied engineering in college, and is a Commercial and Residential General Contractor.


Jeff Love • Sax, Trumpet, Keyboard

Jeff has been a professional musician since the 1980s, and has a diverse background with all styles of music, including Big Band, Blues, Classical, Country, Funk, Jazz, Motown, Musicals, Oldies, Progressive Rock, R&B, Rock, Rockabilly, Soul, and Swing. He has a degree in music, and extensive experience as a performer, band director, music teacher, studio musician, recording engineer, arranger, and composer. In addition to performing with Brother John & The Disciples, he is sought-after as a soloist for weddings, church services, funerals, special events, national anthem, and taps.


Wes Leach • Bass

Wes became interested in music at an early age. He was introduced to string instruments at the age of 11, first through the violin, and then through the viola. Music became a new language to learn. In 1996, a move to the Chapel Hill area created a new love for music, and he began playing bass guitar in a few local bands. In 1999, a move to the Charlottesville area served as a vehicle to perfect the craft of playing music. In 2004, a broken right wrist began a decade away from music. Around 2015, he met Jay Brumback and started playing bass for Brother John & The Disciples.


Chris Russo • Drums

Chris has played drums for 27 years. He got his start playing drums as part of a sixth grade elective course, and played throughout middle school and high school in concert, symphonic and jazz ensembles. Towards the end of high school, he began to play in bands outside of school. He has been in cover bands and bands that play original music. His tastes in music vary from classical to country to rock to funk. He has lived all of his life in the Scottsville, VA area, except for a 4 year hiatus for college at Hampden-Sydney College. He recently married his beautiful bride, Kristina.