Tom Frye
Vocals, Guitars, Harmonicas, Keys, Mandolin
In addition to being the Father and front-man of the Frye Family Band, Tom is a published author, speaker, and worship leader. Tom is passionate about using his own story of brokenness and redemption to help equip families to thrive. Tom also enjoys gardening, the out-doors and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Tom also has an appreciation for a warm cup of dark coffee and reading, some of his favorite authors are Brennan Manning, Jonathan Cahn, and Mark Batterson. He also has a particular interest in history, especially biographies about Native Americans. As you might imagine Tom enjoys a wide range of musicians, from Christian artists including Rich Mullins, Mitch McVicker, and Zach Williams, to songwriters such as John Prine, John Mellencamp, Paul Simon, Five for Fighting and Jason Mraz. And anyone who knows Tom would attest to the fact that the list would incomplete without the mention of classic-rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd. Tom is a graduate of Ball State University, which is also where he met Lisa and learned to play guitar.
Lisa Frye
Auxiliary Percussion, Inspiration
After spending seventeen years as a stay-at-home/homeschool mom, wife and mother, Lisa now works as a Social Services Director at a health and rehab community in Nashville. Lisa no longer travels with the ministry, but is very much supportive of her husband and family. Besides spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren, she also enjoys gardening, ballroom dancing, backyard bonfires, hiking, and jogging. Lisa is a graduate of Ball State University with a degree in social work.
Jonathan Frye
Vocals, Bass Guitar, Rhythm & Lead Guitar, Keys, Recorder, Ukulele, Drums & Percussion, Tech
Jonathon, the youngest of the Frye siblings, is currently enrolled at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, where he is studying music business. His two favorite activities are playing music and anything to do with football. Like his sisters, Jonathon has also performed in several theatrical productions including lead roles as Jojo in Suessical the Musical, the young Patrick Dennis in Mame and as Fyedka in Fiddler on the Roof. He enjoys playing intramural sports, board games, working outside with his dad; gardening, cutting wood and even changing the oil in the family van. Jonathon also loves watching movies and making people laugh.
Mane' Frye
The newest member of the band Mane (Hernandez Ayes) Frye, joined the band in 2019 and officially joined the family in 2022. Originally from Honduras, Mane came to Nashville to study vocal performance at Trevecca University, where she and Jonathon met. While at Trevecca, her senior year, she was the winner of the Trojan Idol, a vocal contest held at Trevecca each spring.
In addition to working with the Frye Family Band, Mane also is employed at the Franklin Brentwood Arts Academy in Nashville.
Eric Reynolds
The man who puts the rhythm to the rhyme, Eric Reynolds, has drummed with the Frye Family Band since 2013. Eric has drummed professionally for many years, prior to joining the Frye Family Band, Eric played with the Lennon Brothers. He also has served as part of his church’s worship team.
Eric and his wife Kimbra enjoy camping, horseback riding, and pretty much anything outdoors. Together they have five children and one granddaughter.
Brian Bentz
Sound, Drums & Percussion
Brian primarily serves as the Frye Family Band’s sound tech, but occasionally sits in with the band on drums and percussion. Brian has also served as both a drummer and audio tech at his church.
Brian enjoys a wide variety of music and traveling. He and his wife Angie have two grown sons.
Kody and Kaylyn (Frye) Degler
The oldest of the three Frye siblings, Kaylyn is a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she studied Music Business. Kaylyn is now a full time wife and mother and no longer is touring with the band. She and her husband Kody live outside of Nashville. While Kody never played with the band, he did travel with the frequently and earned the moniker of Kody the Roadie. Kaylyn also enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies, playing games (her favorites are Dutch Blitz and Phase 10), campfires, reading biographies, and she has a contagious giggle.
Seth and Maggie (Frye) Neal
Seth and Maggie now reside in Cincinnati, Ohio with their two little boys, and their Scottish Terrier Lando. Both Seth and Maggie are graduates of Taylor University. Additionally Maggie studied songwriting at Hillsong College in Sydney, Australia, and Seth received his Masters Degree from Ball State University. The Neals enjoy, attending concerts and movies. Though no longer regulars in the Frye Family Band lineup, Maggie and Seth still are playing music together as members of the worship team at Mercy Hill Church, where Seth serves on staff as the worship pastor.