Get to know us! Here is a little on how our band got started and a little more in depth on each member of the band!
The Brake Tyme Band is available for performances throughout the
Henderson area and beyond.
Contact Don Brake at:
Phone: 252-438-5319 (H)
Brake Tyme Band Members
The Band was originated in an upstairs room of Don's house with family and friends who love to play instruments and enjoy good music.
The Brake Tyme Band was formed by Don Brake.
Don Brake - Keyboard
Was born and raised in Rocky Mount, NC and worked for CSX-Railroad for 33 years. He has always loved playing music and drag racing. While living in Rocky Mount he formed 2 bands starting in 1990 and was the drummer in both bands. The first was “Sundown” and they opened up for Jerry Reed, the country music star. He moved to Henderson, NC in 2008 and started “Brake Tyme Band” in latter part of 2012. He now plays the key board and having the time of his life.
Dave Arner - Trumpet
Dave Arner is a Henderson businessman who joined Brake Tyme Band in March 2013 as a trumpet player. Dave has played trumpet since 1964, and has played in concert bands, rock bands, oom-pah bands, pit orchestras, beach bands, & dixieland bands. He was a conductor in a concert band and an oom-pah band. He did stand-up comedy in high school. He was the lead in the Gallery Theater's production of "The Foreigner" in 1986. He played in the backing band for "The Platters," when they appeared in Henderson. Dan's other interests include spending time with his children & grandchildren, running 5K races, evolutionary biology, trail biking, public speaking, and vintage cars.
Scott Brantley - Vocals & Sound
Scott is a Henderson native, currently living in Vance county with his wife Christy and their two sons. He has been singing with "Unashamed" southern gospel quartet since its inception in 2002. He also enjoys doing some DJ work to help feed his love of music.
Wesley Separk - Lead Guitar & Vocals
Wesley has been active in the North Carolina live music scene for many years. He is Influenced by the Doobie Brothers, Eric Clapton, SRV and other guitar greats.
Larry Bledsoe - Drums & Vocals
Started playing drums at a young age and formed a band with some guys I grew up with and started traveling up and down the east coast playing music in 1986. I produced an album at Crown Recording and we toured on the road until 2007.
Chris Jarrell - Bass & Vocals
Although one of the newest members of Brake Tyme Band, Chris’ background in music spans about 27 years of singing or playing in Gospel groups or quartets. He has an appreciation for other genres like Blues and Soul since their roots run deep into the Gospel genre, and was raised on Rock and Top 40 hits. He welcomes the new challenges and hopes to become a more rounded musician because of it. He and his wife Alicia reside in Kittrell, NC with their children Layla and Piper (a Doberman and a Silky).