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JEFF WARD - lead guitar / vocals

Jeff grew up in Marshfield, MO. He got his first guitar at the age of 7 and played in his first band, Southern Fury, at the age of 14. He played in a few different bands for the next few years until forming Bad Habit in 1993. He has a wide variety of musical styles ranging from hard rock to country. His musical influences are Van Halen, Charlie Daniels and Lynyrd Skynyrd. His hobbies include playing guitar, singing, collecting guitars, golf and various other sports. He resides in Willard, MO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TARA LYNN - vocals / keys

Tara grew up in New Jersey, California and Missouri.   Her first singing performance was at age 7, flute at age 10. She attended the Univ. of Cincinnati, Conservatory of Music for vocal performance, also studying piano & dance.  Moving back to Missouri, she started her own band, Midnight Rodeo, which played all over the US from 1992-1998.  In 1998, she became the opening act for the Statler Brothers touring nationwide, and remained until the Statlers retired in 2002.  Tara co-owned a night club from 2003-2005, which is how she met the Bad Habit Band when they played there, and joined the BHB in August, 2006.  In April, 2006, Tara portrayed the legendary Patsy Cline in the Springfield Little Theatre's production of "Always...Patsy Cline." Her musical influences include Journey, Reba McEntire, Martina McBride and Harry Chapin, among others. Her hobbies include trail riding on her mule, Thor, Jazzercise and the building web sites.  She currently resides somewhere in southwest Missouri. Visit Tara’s personal site at  www.taralynn.com.

 

 

 

 

KELLY BOWMAN - drums / vocals

From Marshfield, MO, Kelly and Jeff have known each other and played in bands for many years.  Kelly was a member of Bad Habit for several years before taking a 5-year break to spend more time w/ his family and work a tighter work schedule at his "real" job.  Kelly's excellent drum skills and versatile vocals add a dimension to Bad Habit not seen in other bands.

 

 

 

 

TIM HULL -  guitar / vocals

Tim moved to Republic, Mo in 1977.  The son of a Baptist preacher, he feels he grew up with a mic in his hand. He got his first guitar at the age of 12 and his first mandolin at 14.  Besides singing in church, his first "gig" was with the blue grass group River Rats at the age of 15.  After high school, he served his country with the United States Marine Corps.  In the 90's he toured the country with the Windwalker band.  While on the road, he opened for such acts as Mark Chestnut and Sawyer Brown.  He also opened for Ray Price at the Riverside Casino in Laughlin, Nevada.  He played with BHB from '96-'04.  After a short break, he is back!!  Besides BHB he also sings southern gospel with the Trinity Trio. He has been influenced by many artist in different styles of music such as blue grass, jazz, swing, country, classic rock. His hobbies include:  clowning, hunting, 4-wheelin', and currently holds the World Championship Title in Competition Speed Tiddly Winks. 

 

 

 

LARRY HASTINGS - bass

Larry is back with Bad Habit after moving out of state for a while. He hails from California, and has been in a number of different bands playing many types of music.  He currently resides in Bolivar, MO. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Special thanks to some previous members of the Bad Habit Band and musicians who have been helped us out:

 

 

HUGE thank you to Darren Matthews for over four years as Bad Habit's drummer and all-around funny guy!  Good luck w/ your new career as a Branson Fireman! 

 

 

 

 

We want to say a great big thanks to Steve Leach for being the band's bass player and vocalist for a number of years. We haven't really parted ways completely as you will see Steve with the band on occasion. 

 

 

Thanks so much to Clay Morgan for filling in on bass during our search for a bass player!

 

 

 

 

We would  like to thank Keith Steward for filling in for a few months.  We're going to miss you!!  Come jam with us anytime!!!!

 

 

 

 

Big thanks to Ron Hill for sharing his talent with the Bad Habit Band  for a while in 2006/2007...we'll miss ya! Enjoy your new adventures!

 

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