Stephen Goff and The Royals
Meet the Band:
Stephen Goff is a Kentucky-born singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist that since 2006 has called east TN his home. His love for all music and performing came at a very early age and has only grown and progressed through the years. Before graduating high school he had performed with national acts such as .38 Special, Ricky Skaggs, Charlie Daniels, Hank Williams Jr., The Kentucky Headhunters, Marty Stuart, Ralph Stanley, Goose Creek Symphony, Black Oak Arkansas and many others. While in attendance at Morehead State University, Stephen was asked to be a part of the newly funded traditional music program in which was the first of its kind in the state. In that very ensemble, in addition to himself was the likes of new country superstar Chris Stapleton-guitar/vocals, JT Cure-bass (Chris Stapleton bassist) and cousin Roger Coleman-banjo, guitar (Justin Moore). After departing from college, Stephen moved to Pigeon Forge, TN and started performing in various local theater shows and venues all throughout the southeast.
Dennis Belisle (keyboard/saxophone/vocals) from Jacksonville, Florida, studied piano and saxophone performance at Jacksonville University Conservatory of Music and University of North Florida. Dennis has toured extensively throughout the US and abroad. For over a decade, Dennis was the Road Manager and performer for The Websters. Based out of Cincinnati, Ohio, The Websters established themselves as one of the top drawing Corporate Pop/Rock cover bands in Ohio and the tri-state area. Most recently, Dennis relocated to Tennessee when he accepted the job as General Manager/Music Director of the Live Rock n Roll Theater. Dennis is currently continuing his music studies at the University of Tennessee.
Trevor Reddick (multi-instrumentalist) from Springfield, TN (Nashville) is a well known multi-instrumentalist/engineer who has performed with artists like Dolly Parton, Lee Greenwood, Louise Mandrell, Barbara Mandrell, Trisha Yearwood, Hank Williams Jr., Mark Wills, Billy Dean, David Ball, Larry Stewart (Restless Heart), T Graham Brown, Aaron Tippen, Tim Rushlow (Little Texas), Brenda Lee, Roy Acuff, Marty Raybon (Shenandoah), Wade Hayes, Baillie and the Boys, Herb Ellis, Dottie Rambo, Stamps Quartet, Blackwoods, Triumphant Quartet, Smothers Brothers, Rich Little, etc. Previously worked as a staff musician at Opryland and currently Dollywood. 80 plus live TV appearances including: the Grand Ole Opry, Hee Haw, Nashville Now and Music City Tonight. 2nd place 1991 Hennessy Cognac International Jazz Search.
Julie Montgomery (percussion/vocals) is a native of Cincinnati, OH and has been performing professionally since she was 19. Julie studied theater at Wright State and is a member of the Equity Actors Union. She spent several years working for Disney at Universal Studios/MGM as part of the demanding improvisational theater troop Streetmosphere. She has traveled the world performing on top cruise lines and 5 star hotels throughout Asia. Julie is Co-founder and lead singer of the original band apt407, which has its roots in Jacksonville, Florida. Most recently, she relocated to Tennessee when she accepted the job as Artistic Director of the Live Rock n Roll Theater.
David Lee (drums/percussion) is from Anderson, TN and began playing drums at age 7. David brings over 25 years of experience and knowledge playing drums in the local music/theater scene ranging from heavy-metal, Motown, rock to gospel. He has performed in countless shows and prides himself in bringing his best in each and every one.
Tryphena Layman (vocals) is an East Tennessee native, born and raised in the small town of Roan Mountain. She has a unique voice that excels in country and bluegrass, but she enjoys singing many genres of music. Tryphena first began singing in church, up until she was in her teens. She then began expanding and exploring her skills at different venues such as talent shows, musicals, and weddings. Her first break came when she auditioned for Dollywood, where she was offered a job at the age of 20. She performed in several hit shows while there. She then accepted a position at the Country Tonite Theater, where she was a featured singer for 7 seasons. Since her time singing professionally, she has married, and was blessed with 2 beautiful daughters. Her southern charm, and magnetic personality, landed her most recent gig with Stephen Goff and the Royals.
For more information, call 1-865-712-1854