As female lead vocalist for Empty Pockets upon joining in 2007, Farrah’s unmistakable and bluesy trademark sound has been a crowd favorite since she was just five years old. Farrah’s southern roots run deep: Born in Alabama and raised in Texas, she is passionate about deploying her God-given gift of song through country music. Farrah began performing in opries, pageants, retirement communities, nursing homes, churches, and various events across North Texas. Birthed out of her love for blending beautiful harmonies, Farrah has been involved in multiple vocal trios over the years. She has been married to her sweetheart, Brandon, for over twenty years and is the proud Momma of their four strong sons and their precious princess.
Growing up in Milwaukee, Jay started playing bass at the early age of 13. As an adult, he worked as a professional musician singing and playing bass with the top Wedding/Variety Band in Milwaukee. Jay moved to Texas in 2000, and has continued his music career playing different genres of music including Blues, Jazz, Rock and Country. He has experience in the recording studio on bass and as a vocalist and frequently plays bass with some of the local Church Praise Orchestras. Jay’s hobbies include golf, motorcycling and anything related to music. Jay joined Empty Pockets in 2010, and has become the rock solid foundation of the rhythm section – a great addition to the band.
Originally influenced by his father, also a drummer, Brian started playing percussion when he was fourteen. Asked about his musical interests, Brian says, "I like to play a variety of genres and am versatile in many styles like jazz, fusion, big band, rock, funk, and country". Brian was the winner of the Guitar Center Drum off in 2000, and represented Plano by competing in Houston against twelve other finalists from Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Louisiana. Brian is a full time musician teaching percussion lessons and performing with Empty Pockets and two other DFW bands.
Mark has been involved in the music business since his Rock and Roll combo days in high school. He lived in Nashville during the 70’s and worked as a recording engineer with many legends of Country and Western Music. During his days in Nashville, Mark developed a passion for steel guitar. He works as a Manufacturer’s Rep and enjoys golf and tennis during leisure time. Mark stays involved in the recording studio by engineering Empty Pockets demo recordings. Mark's smooth playing on steel guitar adds the classic country signature sound to the band.
Jim grew up in Mississippi, but has been a Texan since 1978. He has many musical influences including Classic Rock, Bluegrass, Jazz, Folk and Country. Jim is Empty Pocket's business manager, plays acoustic rhythm guitar and sings classic rock and backup vocals.
Joining Empty Pockets in 2018, James brings a wealth of talent and experience as a stage performer to the band. His performance venues include local opries such as the Wylie Opry, Rodeo City Music Hall in Mesquite, the Garland Opry, the Arlington Music Hall, and the Grapevine Opry. James is involved in other music projects in the DFW area and is an active member of Strait Shot - George Strait Tribute Band. Growing up in Athens, TX, James was taught at an early age to play guitar and sing by his parents. His musical influences range from southern gospel to classic rock to country. James is a Veteran who proudly served six years in the US Navy. His favorite activities include anything outdoors. James ia a great addition to the band as the lead male vocalist.
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Danny joined Empty Pockets in 2012.
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