PlayThangs is comprised of five well-seasoned and well sought after musicians from Iowa & Illinois. They play real music by real musicians as they cover some of the most creative artists and songs in music history, playing down their own versions with styles ranging from R&B & Jazz, Funk to Latin and everything in between. Each musician has been performing for at least 25 years in various groups and shows, both local and across the US. These are first call players who get together once a month exclusively at Fat Fish Pub to have a natural ball with young and old alike!
PlayThangs is Jamie Hopkins on drums (Jason Carl & The Whole Damn Band, Minus Six, The Candymakers), Ron Wilson on bass (Manny Lopez Big Band, Ellis Kell Band, Terry Hanson Quartet) Ian Johnson on guitar (Pine Street Persuaders, Jamestown Exchange, The Curtis Hawkins Band), Manuel Lopez III on keyboards (Funktastic Five, Jewish Beck, Navy Bean), and Frankie Fontagne on vocals and percussion (Frankie Fontagne & The Ramblers, Stevie Wonder Tribute Band).