MEET THE MUSICIANS BEHIND TIME MACHINE
EARL LEMONS • GUITAR & VOCALS
Founder and owner of Time Machine, originally from Oklahoma City, Earl Lemons is no stranger to the music scene. Playing bass and singing since the age of 7, Earl is one of the most versatile bass players ever. He had his own country band, Reckless, in the early 90’s debut on the TNN show. He has traveled and opened for acts such as Rascal Flatts, The Dixie Chicks, Bryan White, and Lonestar.
WENDY LEMONS • VOCALS
A native of northwest Louisiana, Wendy Lemons has been hitting the stage since the age of 7. Growing up, Wendy spent most of her time playing soccer, singing in talent competitions, and dancing in recitals. Singing and dancing were the first activities that came most natural to her. She attended Kilgore College, where she obtained her degree in Dance/Dance Education. She relocated to Dallas, TX to pursue a degree in Business Management and teach dance at a nearby studio. Her vocal talents caught the attention of Time Machine, and she has been performing with the band since December, 2013. Prior to working with Time Machine, Wendy performed as a lead vocalist in her church band and opened for Aaron Tippen singing the National Anthem.
MIKE LEE • KEYBOARD & VOCALS
Mike Lee is known as “The Voice” in Time Machine. Mike was born and raised in Texas, where at the age of 5, he started taking piano lessons. In college he studied Jazz and Music Theory. With Mike being a phenomenal singer, as well as an exceptional keyboard player, he has toured with national acts such as Ty Herndon, Wade Hayes, and Collin Raye.
Zak Bond • DRUMS
Zak has been performing for 30+ years across 50 countries. He began as an orchestral percussionist who gradually evolved into both a marching specialist and an accomplished drum set artist. After 12 consecutive years of drum corps (DCA & DCI), he aged out with the Concord Blue Devils and began performing with the Broadway hit production, Blast!. With two decades of theme-park entertainment experience for Disney (Japan), Universal Studios, and Sea World, Zak has been an integral component in dozens of productions as a performer and composer. As a clinician and educator, his sought-after master classes, sponsored by the Yamaha Corporation, have impacted drumming communities throughout the world. After residing in Tokyo for over a decade, Zak is currently based out of the Dallas area.
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sam durrill • guitar & vocals
Growing up in the tornado-ridden town of Moore, OK, Sam “Sammy D” Durrill hit the Dallas music scene in 2014 like a cyclone. Singing and speech were developed simultaneously in his musical upbringing, spurred on by church and his family’s eclectic musical taste. Whirling between multiple instruments, he began piano at age 7, guitar at age 12, and moonlighted as a bass and percussion player during college. He attended Oklahoma Christian University and participated in theater, opera, university choir, and jazz band. Prior to joining Time Machine he played keys with Chinatown and guitar with the Big Daddy Band. When he’s not in hot pursuit of his hobbies and dreams, you can catch him five nights a week with Time Machine.
Ryan Waldrup • Trumpet & DJ
Ryan, aka “DJ Ryno”, is not only our resident rapper, he is also our trumpet player and our DJ! And yes, you can hire him! When not with Time Machine, you can find him in the Oklahoma City area DJing, hosting karaoke, or tearing up a dance floor. You might recognize him from the infamous party starters, The Guys in Suits, or DJing for the OKC Thunder.
Juan Porras • PERCUSSION
Jazz, Tejano, R&B, Rock, and Funk are no stranger to Time Machine’s talented and versatile percussionist Juan Porras. He started his music career 28 years ago as a guitar player and found his calling in drums, as well as studying bass guitar. This gave him the opportunity to work with professional musicians throughout his career. Juan has taught and toured as a drummer director for national acts and record labels. He states “It has been a blessed journey.” He hopes to keep learning and making music for many more years to come. Staying humble, being grateful, and remaining a hard worker is the key to his success.