We are Featured Players

The band name "The Featured Players" comes from the original bassist, Devin T. (The T Stands for Thunder) Simmons after a night of drinking at the Lockview in downtown Akron. Nick was looking for a band to play that years Battle of the Bands at the University of Akron and had played previous years solo, but knew he needed to step it up a notch. Devin agreed to join the band under the one condition that was it's name. What was supposed to be a one show gig became 6 years of good times.

Without the support of folks like Devin and everyone who comes out to the shows, who knows where these songs would be? #WeAreFeaturedPlayers is meant to represent the comradery between the band and our fans. We are Featured Players and so are you! You're our fifth Beatle.