Meet the Band

The TOP PRIORITY Band has been performing in and around the central Ohio area since 1990. The band has played in a variety of venues for audiences of all types with a program made up of a wide range of pop, oldies, classic rock, and current popular and country music. The band plays for all occasions.

The TOP PRIORITY Band plays a wide variety of recognizable popular music from the ’60s to today’s current hits. The band constantly updates its song list, maintaining a good mix of pop ballads and upbeat tunes. With female and male lead vocals and versatile musicians, the band can draw from a wealth of musical numbers to craft a show that is sure to please any audience.

PHIL formed the band in 1991 with his close friend, guitarist Gary Richmond. He has been involved with music since he learned violin in kindergarten. He first started playing electric bass when he moved to central Ohio in 1979. The first rock tunes he learned were “Evil Ways” by Santana and “Johnny B Goode”. Phil enjoys grilling and is a fan of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

JIWON joined the band in 2008 and has been singing for as long as she can remember. She enjoys songs by Jewell and other singers in her vocal range. Being in the band has taught her to be more open-minded about types of music. Jiwon enjoys hanging out with friends, reading good books, and watching movies.

DICK joined the band in 2018. He started playing guitar at age 15 and was playing in a band within a year! His major influences in music are Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Grand Funk, Santana, and the music of the ’70s! Dick loves playing with a live band and collects guitars, record albums, and a few other things in his spare time.