Tom Riley - Tom is the front man and a founding member of Down Maggie. He is a very talented singer/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 many of the original songs played by the band, including Goin Your Way, Pink Floyd is Calling, Twelve Miles Out, Make it Right, Prescribed, Away, Alice, Been Fooled and others.
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, mixing and mastering the band's music.
John Abeli - John is a versatile musician who plays rhythm guitar. John is one of the founding members of Down Maggie.
John is a very talented musician and singer/ songwriter, composing many Down Maggie originals, such as Shake You Up, Streetlight Dreams, My Maker & Me, 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 guitar and sung 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.
Bruce Hinshaw - Bruce has been working with Down Maggie since 2021. Bruce recorded with us on our recently released album "Goin' Your Way." Bruce is a very talented keyboard player and his abilities with the synthesizer are very, very cool. Bruce also sings backup vocals with us.
Bruce is a highly talented musician who has worked professionally as a musician for most of his adult life. He has been involved in many bands and groups, traveled through Europe with his band and has directed and been very active with church groups. Bruce brings focus with his leadership skills and it is an absolute pleasure to play alongside him.
Bruce has been a wonderful addition to Down Maggie!!