Tom Riley - Tom is the front man and a founding member of Down Maggie. He is a very talented singer and songwriter and has written and performed music most of his life. He plays lead & rhythm guitar and sings both lead and backup vocals.
Tom has sang and played acoustic, electric and bass guitar since a young age, performing in a variety of groups over many years. Tom's home outside Lansing serves as the band's headquarters and the center of focus for the band's work and rehearsal. Tom enjoys contributing to the band's creativity and has written a number of the original songs played by the band, including Prescribed, Been Fooled, and Away. As the founding member of Down Maggie, Tom says that he is most proud of how the band collaborates and draws on each other's strengths and experiences when creating their own brand of music. With Tom's previous experience as a sound engineer in the theater, he is also responsible for recording the band.
John Abeli - John is a versatile musician who plays rhythm and lead guitar. John is also one of the founding members of Down Maggie. John rejoined the band in early 2017 after having to take a few years off. He's back & it's great to have Brutha John back with us.
John is a very talented musician and singer/ songwriter, composing many Down Maggie originals, such as "In Love Again," "Time Flies" and others. John has a powerful voice and a very strong guitar. John has literally crushed a guitar (during practice) and he brings great energy to his stage performances.
John has played since a young age and performed with other bands and musicians throughout the years. John is an experienced performer, with a strong background in the rock and alternative genres.
Bill Mullins - Bill Mullins, our founding drummer, has returned to the band. We are thrilled to have Bill back, his skills as a drummer are legendary. Bill has drummed professionally all across the USA in a number of bands, he has recorded with Down Maggie and other bands, including his band “The Conspiracy,” which is doing a reunion soon and will likely be recording again for a European release. Bill is quite an entertainer and a superb musician! Bill was one of the four founding members of Down Maggie and his return is exciting! Welcome back, Billy.
Glen “Deano” Dean - Deano is a very talented musician and guitar player and recently become a member of Down Maggie, after sitting in with the band for a number of gigs. Deano started out on the alto sax in middle school, but it wasn’t rock-n-rolly enough, so his dad bought him a seventeen-dollar used Harmony acoustic with the f holes, from Woody’s Second Hand Store on Grand River Ave. Building off other’s music is his strong suit. He has a knack for being to add something tasteful to most any piece of music.
Influenced by his older brother Steve and his Les Paul Standard Sunburst, Deano caught the rock-n-rolls at a very young age.
He has played guitar, bass and drums with various rock, blues, country and top 40 bands over the years. He also enjoys writing and recording music.
Karthik Prasad - Down Maggie is pleased to announce our new bass player, Karthik Prasad. Karthik has just joined the band! He is a very talented bassist and guitarist. We are very glad to welcome Karthik to Down Maggie and we will be making some great music together. We have enjoyed our last couple of practice sessions together & look forward to our next gig with Karthik on bass!