James Costello; Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Bass, Back UP Vocals
James Costello is Ainsley's Father. He studied piano composition at the University of Colorado and later toured with the global education program Up With People for two terms. Jim later worked in Los Angeles in various music entertainment roles including as booking agent for Curb Records. Jim has played every main stream venue, was featured on the CW Television show Battle of the Bands, and toured throughout the Western United States with numerous bands. Jim now works full time in sales, but continues to play music with several big bands, a local rock group, and provides session work throughout the Seattle Tacoma area. His primary passion now is helping his daughter Ainsley chase the same dreams he did.
Rafe Wadleigh; Lead Guitar, Percussion, Bass, Back Up Vocals
Rafe Wadleigh is the director of choral music for the Middle and Upper Schools and serves as chair of the performing arts department for Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, WA. Rafe, has more than 15 years experience directing choral ensembles, building music programs, and performing.
Rafe went to college intending to be a jazz guitarist, but somewhere along the way got drawn into the choral department. As a music educator Rafe has taught both Ainsley and Kian over the years. His dedication as a music educator is evident in his support and tuteledge. Rafes heart has always kept one foot in the rock music world, and his mentorship bridging theatrical elements with musicianship has been instrumental in his support of Ainsley.
Dylan Dearinger; Drums
Dylan Dearinger has been playing and teaching music in the Pacific Northwest for over 20 years. Dylan studied music performance at Pierce College in Steilacoom and at the University Of Washington. Dylan, traveled as the house band for Holland-American Cruise line touring throughout the mediterranean. As a seasoned session player Dylan has worked on many original projects and is the regular drummer The Phoenix, a Tacoma/Seattle dance band that regularly plays Western Washington's top venues including; The Paramount, The Tacoma Dome, Muckleshoot, Emerald Queen, and Tulalip Casinos. Dylan's playing experience ranges from concert bands to big bands and jazz combos, as well as various Top 40 Dance, Rock, and R&B groups.