Originally from Indiana, Chart topping artists* The Frye Family Band now call Nashville their home. This act will inspire, encourage and entertain your audience with family harmonies, moving music and a message of hope that connects with listeners of all ages.
Check out the Frye Family Band's recent mentions in CCM Magazine
Tome and the Band are also available as a speaker for Deliberate Family Events, homeschool conferences, and worship services.
*ChristianMusicWeekly.com/charts/country Creation's Song #1 (1/13/16) Used by Permission
This spring our community decided to put on a four day event, The Light in the Darkness Encouragement Weekend, to encourage people with the message of hope in Jesus Christ.
The Tom Frye family band was chosen to provide the music for the Women's Dessert Night, Men's Breakfast, Saturday Evening Family Concert, and Sunday morning worship service.
The entire weekend was such an incredible encouragement and a blessing to all that attended.
The members of the Tom Frye Band were "Real" people that love the Lord and were passionate about sharing their hope in Jesus Christ.
Tom Frye worked with us to create the weekend and was even willing to take on the additional responsibility of presenting the Sunday morning message, when asked at the last minute. Tom is not only a talented musician but also a very gifted speaker/teacher.
Our desire is to have Tom Frye, his wife Lisa, and the Frye Family Band back to our community for a marriage and family weekend.
Their professionalism was exceptional. Very talented. I will have them back again and would recommend them for your next event. Tom is a courteous, caring man who loves to share his life and talents.
They led a very Spirit filled worship service at our church and it was very well received. Their praise music was the entire worship service. They spoke about their mission trips and their ministry. They really spoke to the families in the church and called them to become closer units. They called on parents to become the kind of leaders that Jesus told us all to be. I can't wait until the next time they worship with us. We have a very diverse congregation both age and culturally and I highly recommend them to anyone. God Bless!
The Frye Family Band provided an excellent evening of Praise and Worship that was targeted for the entire family! Excellent use of multiple musical instruments and vocals that provided a broad range of praise music and they have an outstanding witness for our Lord and Savior!
Awesome music, voices and very friendly. Testimony was awesome too. Really led by the Lord. Will have them again.
Response from Tom Frye/Frye Family Band:
Thanks Christina, so enjoyed our time with you all. Looking forward to seeing you again!
What a great group not just music but heart for the Lord. Looking forward to having them back soon.
The concert the Frye band played at our church was wonderful! It was our first attempt at holding "community" concerts and the turnout was not the best and I hope not too disappointing for the Fryes. But the music was great, the fellowship and general comments after the concert was awesome and we're looking forward to booking them again in 2016.
We enjoyed including Frye Family Band in our program line-up for Gospel Fest! They were professional, worked well with the other performers, and provided an upbeat, inspiring performance. We would like to have them back, sometime!
The Frye Family Band are a professional family of singers/performers. They are able to hold the audiences attention through out the show. They are easy to work with and would recommend highly.
Tom and his family came to our church gathering and offered a down to earth family experience that was fun and edifying! We gave them 90 minutes of our morning which allowed them to share their music and ministry story. This provided a break for our music volunteers and a fresh face and voice for our attendees. Tom's music is accessible and encouraging for a wide range people, and his family ministry is a fresh example of a real family living and loving each other! Tom's children pull their own weight musically and each bring a heart for service which allows them to blend well as a band. Love these guys!!!
Tom and his family are very professional in their presentation. They have a heart for God and for people and this comes through in their music and in their sharing. People can relate well with the content of their music. Over all it was an enjoyable time of music and helped bring people into the presence of God.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
Website: Visit website
What to Expect
What others are saying:
Tom and his family were an amazing blessing at the Lighthouse FM Praise Celebration. Their music ministry reaches all ages. Tom’s ministry is very special and I know any and all will be blessed as they meet and listen to Tom and his family.
-Vickie Hafer, Vice President/ General Manager, The Lighthouse FM 89.3 St. Mary’s, Georgia
You need to get them to your church, they will be a blessing to you and your church family.
-Mark Ogletree, I Am Worship Church, Cookeville, Tennessee
Their professionalism was exceptional - Very talented. I will have them back again and would recommend them for your next event. Tom is a courteous, caring man who loves to share his life and talents.
-Pastor Phil Steele, Jamb for the Lamb, Vestaburg, Michigan
The members of the Frye Family Band were "Real" people that love the Lord and were passionate about sharing their hope in Jesus Christ. Tom Frye worked with us to create the weekend and was even willing to take on the additional responsibility of presenting the Sunday morning message, when asked at the last minute. Tom is not only a talented musician but also a very gifted speaker/teacher.
Our desire is to have Tom Frye, his wife Lisa, and the Frye Family Band back to our community for a marriage and family weekend.
-Mary Stebleton, Glasgow Evangelical Church, Glasgow, Montana
"Tom encourages us to love God and our families … And to do it with scripture as our guide. Tom is a friend of my parents, and they love what he and his family are all about … I encourage all to ponder the thoughts that Tom has to offer."
-Mary Beth Chapman, author of Choosing to See
"It’s been an honor to work alongside Tom and to call him my friend. It is so refreshing to see someone so courageously share his story and to see the way it fits within The Story that frames it. Tom has written with wisdom, humility, and most importantly, honesty. This book is a great guide to diving into your own history and finding where the seeds of redemption have been sown in it."
-Andrew Osenga, singer/songwriter, former member of Caedmon’s Call
"I have had the privilege of sharing the stage with The Frye Family and I was taken with their talent. They have such a wonderful heart for God and family and it comes through in their concerts. If you see them once you will always want to go back again."
-Jimmy Fortune, former Statler Brother
"His family is so special, as they shared in worship, as they shared in testimony, small group studies this weekend, wow! They just have such an awesome way of bringing the foundation of God through their family, what a blessing to have them and I would invite you to invite them to your church or your event because you'll be blessed also."
-Pastor Rod Smith, Chippewa UMC, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
The Frye Family Band has experienced a few lineup changes over the last few years, but there is one thing that has never waivered - Family! The current lineup includes the band's founder and patriarch Tom Frye, his son Jonathon, Jonathon's fiancé Mané Hernandez, longtime drummer Eric Reynolds, and Brian Bentz on percussion.
The Band's most recent recording project Things Unseen released May 1 of 2020 - "which was not an ideal time to release new music given the inability to tour." according to Tom. However, in spite of this, Things Unseen did garner some noteworthy attention including a feature of their remake of the Harry Chapin classic Cats in the Cradle in the 2020 Father's Day issue of CCM Magazine. "Things Unseen was a special project for us in many ways". Tom relates, "It was the last project to feature Kaylyn and Maggie (Tom's daughters) and it was produced by the amazingly talented Michael Farren (Dry Bones Come Alive, Let It Rain, Fighting for Us). But, as proud as we are of that project, we're looking forward to the release of our new project all the more." The Frye's new project will feature eight new songs, some of which have already become mainstays in their concerts including Who God Is and Restless. However, it is not just the new songs the band is excited about, it is the opportunity to assume the role of producers of the project. Tom continues, "We have worked with some very talented producers over the years, all of whom has served to shape our sound and we are so grateful for each of them, but we are at a place in our music now where we know what we want our songs to sound like, so we just decided as a band that it was time to take that step." Jonathon Frye will serve as executive producer, but the entire band will have a hand in arranging the songs on the new project, which is targeted for a fall 2021 release.
Additional Booking Notes
We can provide sound small or moderate sized venues:
Stage, Lighting and Sound for larger venues, would be the responsibility of the promoter.
Technical needs *
Maximum Sound Needs 18 channels
4 vocal mics on boom stands
1 direct box for the bass
2 direct boxes for guitars
1 direct box for keyboard
1 1/4 input for mandolin
8 channels - for snare, high hat, tom 1, tom 2, tom 3, kick drum, two overheads
Four in ear monitors (preferred) - or five floor monitors
* For fly dates, we also need a drum kit and keyboard (88 weighted keys) or recently tuned piano provided for us.
Past Booked Events
|June 06, 2021 • 8:00am - 12:00pm||Worship Service|
|December 29, 2019 • 11:30am - 12:15pm||Worship Service|
|August 15, 2015||Other|
|July 04, 2014||Other|
Our set consists primarily of original music. We also occasionally cover a song or two from our influences and almost always includes a time of corporate worship, which can be either contemporary, traditional or blended.
The Fryes are also available for their "Family to Family" event, which includes a concert, a time of corporate worship and presentations on several family related topics detailed below.
Family To Family Events can be one day, two day or weekend Family events specifically designed to engage, equip and energize families in their God given roles and purposes. Family to Family Events include corporate worship, topical sessions during which we share on subjects (chosen by the host from the list below) that best meet the needs of each particular audience, and a closing concert by the Frye Family Band.
1. Parenting as a Team (Reflecting the Personality of God to our Children) -Addresses the importance of not just having a mother and father in the lives of children, but also the need for parents to work as a team, thereby best reflecting the personality of our Heavenly Father to our children, helping them to understand more clearly His unconditional love.
2. Preparing our Children for a Life of Purpose and Ministry -Addresses our role in and responsibility to prepare our children for a life of purpose by developing in them a Kingdom mindset through practical applications of Psalm 127:4.
3. My Brother, My Sister, My Best Friend (The Importance of Deliberate Parenting) -Examines the importance o functioning as a healthy family, encouraging parents to not accept the wisdom of the world, but the truth of the gospel. And how through deliberate parenting decisions, effective God-honoring discipline and learning to serve each other in our homes we can not only have stronger families, but a greater impact on the Kingdom.
4. Building a Family Ministry - Examines the principles of serving God as a family. Encouraging parents to look for and develop the spiritual giftings of their family, in order not just to serve together now, but as a means through which we are able to disciple our children, preparing them to lead their own families and creating for them a legacy of faith.
5. Obstacles or Opportunities (Viewing your story in the Light of the Gospel) - Through the sharing of my own struggle to overcome issues of fear and insecurity, I encourage others to identify the story of Christ in their own life, and beauty of being willing to bare our scars as a means through which we can most effectively communicate not only the hope of God's healing, but the beauty of His ability to redeem our pain for a greater good.
6. The Call of the Father - Through scripture, my own story and two sobering statistics, I examine the importance of a Fathers role in the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of his children
7. The Spiritual Significance of Marriage - A Two Part look at the spiritual and familial significance the marriage relationship plays in our lives.
Here are what othes our saying about our events:
"His family is so special, as they shared in worship, as they shared in testimony, small group studies this weekend, wow! They just have such an awesome way of bringing the foundation of God through their family, what a blessing to have them and I would invite you to invite them to come to your church or your event because you'll be blessed also."
Pastor Rod Smith, Chippewa United Methodist Church, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
"...one of the things that really connected with me about Tom is that he doesn't accept the norm, he doesn't accept the world's world view, but he's accepted what Christ has taught us through the scriptures...Deuteronomy 6 is one of those passages that knit my heart together with Tom; as you're sitting in your house as you're walking along, as you're doing life, no matter where you're going or what you're doing in life, we're to talk about the things of Christ and that's one of the things that just seems to ooze out of Tom and his family. This is a family who is getting it. I see that they are learning how to live life as Christ really wants them to live it and it gives me something tangible to look at and to see that my family can do life together, my family can talk about God together, my family is designed to minister together. Seeing them do ministry today gave me hope, it gave me a model that we can point to...I look forward to further partnerships with Tom and to see where the Lord is going to take him because I think God is at work in this family's lives."
Pastor Brad Kittle, Praise Point Church, Willshire, Ohio
Our passion has always been to encourage the Body to live our their individual and collective purposes, and I am more and more convinced that many of our struggles as individuals and as a nation are born out of the erosion of the family. Our hope is to encourage families to embrace an attitude of service in our homes, our churches, our communities and to the uttermost parts of the world, for the sake of the Gospel.
|Eric Reynolds||- Drums, Percussion|
|Jonathon Frye||— Vocals, Bass, Rhythm Guitar|
|Tom Frye||— Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Keys, Mandolin (remove)|
|Mane Hernadez Ayes||Lead and Background Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Rich Mullins, Andrew Peterson, Mitch McVicker, Andy Gullahorn, Paul Baloche, John Mellencamp, John Prine, Jason Mraz, The Eagles, Lynryd Skynyrd, Five for Fighting, Mumford & Sons
Sound and lighting needs detailed above. Projection and Video capabilities are a plus.
Pre or Post Concert meal a plus (due to allergies no sea food please)
Two rooms, or one room with two double beds at a nearby hotel