Tim Wynne – Bass, Vocals and Band Leader Tim has been performing in professional bands since he was 14 years old. Over his career he has joined forces with several of DC’s best musicians, several of whom have gone on to perform and record in top national acts. However, Tim chose to stay in the DC area to balance his love for playing music with a career as a CPA in the thriving government contracting industry.
After high school Tim served in the First US Air Force Band in Washington DC. Next he played for five years in DC’s legendary band, Sinbad, while earning his degree in accounting from Georgetown University. After graduation, and starting a “day job” career, Tim joined Odyssey and has been the group’s mainstay on bass and vocals now for over twenty five years.
As Band Leader, Tim’s focus is to work closely with each client, the venue and the event's food caterer to ensure a smooth flow based on good communication. Tim and front man Prince will work together to keep the evening running smoothly.
Prince Havely, Front Man and Lead Male Vocalist Prince is a major talent with a natural gift for performing. In addition to his front and center role with Odyssey his distinctive voice and charisma is known and loved in several different genres.
Prince sings with the Washington National Opera and has appeared with Capital Steps, acting as “President Obama”. His regional stage credits include leads in Big River, Miss Saigon and Phantom of the Opera and as the lead in the Ben Carson Story.
Prior to Odyssey, Prince toured with the renowned Gene Donati Orchestra, performing for congressional dinners, Senators Balls, and Presidential Galas, including those of Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama.
Nichole, (Nikki) Reed Lead Vocals Bio coming soon....
What is special about Nikki is her undeniably compellingly and heartfelt natural delivery that connects with audiences without fail. See Nikki perform and you will understand...
Patty Williams, Lead Vocalist Bio coming soon....
Keith Grimes, Guitar, Vocals Keith has played a major role in DC’s music scene having played for his five years as lead guitarist and co-musical director for DC’s world famous vocal stylist, the late Eva Cassity. Keith’s masterful guitar work is heard on nearly all of Eva’s phenomenally successful recordings. See: http://evacassidy.org/keith-grimes-interview/
Keith has also performed with DC’s “Godfather of Go-Go” Chuck Brown, The Nighthawks, Bill Kirchen. Keith also plays regularly in area Clubs with the Built 4 Comfort Band. The musical integrity that Keith Grimes brings to Odyssey plays a key role in the bands authenticity.
Ariel Francis, Keyboards, Vocals WAMMIE award winner Ariel Francis is one of the most notable musicians on the DC scene. You may have heard one of his acclaimed musical productions or read about him in Billboard magazine. Or, you may have heard Ariel playing beautiful solo piano in some of the DC area’s finest and most populated watering holes.
Ariel has toured nationally with such legendary hit makers as Ben E King (“Stand By Me”), Lloyd Price, Gene Chandler and Jerry Butler. There is a reason for that - Ariel can play anything – frontwards and backwards.
Mike Vance, Tenor Sax and Horn Section Leader In addition to Odyssey, Mike is a member of the United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own,” stationed at Fort Myer, Virginia. He has performed with a long list of notables including the Utah Symphony, Four Tops, Toni Tennille, and Maureen McGovern, to name a few. He has also performed as guest soloist for jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker.
In addition to his Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance and Pedagogy from Brigham Young University he holds a Master of Music Degree in Jazz Studies from Indiana University, where he was an Associate Instructor. His work with the Odyssey Horns speaks for itself.
Leland Nakamura, Drums Leland is a top notch drummer/percussionist who has performed internationally with a variety of groups and artists. Leland’s studio highlights include tracks for the rock band Vertical Horizon, as well as soundtrack sessions for the ABC television series "City Kids".
He has performed with a variety of groups and artists during his career, having toured in South America, Europe, and extensively throughout North America. His recordings include CD's by the Peter Fraize Quintet, The Rob Holmes Quintet, The Dan Leonard Trio, The Emptys, and Shane Hines and the Trance.
Leland attended the University of Miami where he received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz studies.