John Sterling Francis
John lives in Fayetteville, NC.  He p
lays bass guitar in the band, and has been with B.J. for 36 years.

Tom Wild

Tom Wild, from Nashville, TN joined the band in December, 2002.  Tom makes beautiful music with a Fender Stratocaster and a sitar.  Tom is also the electric rhythm and lead guitarist on the Henry Berry CD.

Look for Tom as part of a TV series titled "The Session Players", which is about the talents of Nashville area studio musicians.

Photos courtesy of Tom's wife, Barbara

"The Session Players" website

Leo Finn

Keyboardist, Leo Finn joined the band in February, 2006.  Leo began his professional career at age 14 and now makes his home in Nashville, TN.

Learn more about Leo and hear some of his music at leojohnfinn.com


Tim Bowers

Road manager, Tim Bowers
joined the road crew in 2009.

Thank you Butch Fisher for the picture of Tim!




We're Going To Miss ....


Larry Dean Chavis

Larry lives in Pembroke, NC.  He played the drums for the band, and was with B.J. for over 31 years (anniversary date June 06, 1981).

Larry and friend Robbie VanHoy under the group name of Henry Berry have recorded a CD.  If you would like to hear some of the songs on their CD, go to broadjam.com.  There are 13 of the songs from the CD found there to listen to and/or download.  More info on Henry Berry can be found there to by clicking on their name, then bio, songs, photos, etc.  

Eleven of the songs on the CD are original.  Larry says he had a lot of fun doing the recording.  He got an opportunity to record a song that he has always wanted to do, Leon Russell's, "This Masquerade".  

To order a copy of the Henry Berry CD, and to hear clips from the other songs included on this project, visit
CD Baby.

Mike Behymer

Playing the keyboards for B.J. since August, 2002, Mike left the band January 28th, 2006 to pursue other musical interests.  We'd like to extend our best wishes for a prosperous and healthy future for Mike in all that he does.

Mitch Ballard

Road manager Mitch Ballard left to pursue other career interests in April, 2006.  We'll miss seeing Mitch on the road and wish him the very best with every aspect of his future.

Gary Weller

Gary Weller was production manager.  Gary had been with B.J. since June, 1995. 

Thank you to Donna E. for the picture of Gary!

rl Greeson, Jr.
After over 25 years on the road with B.J., band leader, keyboard player and great friend,
Carl Greeson, Jr. decided to retire to pursue other interests closer to his home of Hope Mills,
North Carolina.  Our best wishes for a wonderful future go out to Carl.
You can still contact Carl at Greesman50@aol.com.

Daryl Huffman
After being on the road with B.J. for over 20 years, Daryl made the decision to stay closer
to his hometown in Alabama and pursue some new interests.  Our best wishes go along with Daryl. 
We're going to miss your great playing, quick wit .. and those green fingernails!  You can now hear Daryl
playing at Veet's Club on Royal Street in Mobile, Alabama most weekends.

L to R: John Francis, Larry Chavis, Carl Greeson & Daryl Huffman.

For more information on each band member, visit their individual pages on the B.J. Thomas Fan Club website. 


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