Alli Chastain formed TVH in late 2010. Since then the band has thrived in the Fort Smith, AR region and traveled coast-to-coast in the United States. What began as an acoustic duo has developed into an American pop-punk and hard rock experience, featuring dual guitar leads as well as an electric cello. The five-piece shredding ensemble has played a 14-state tour reaching California, rocked a summer residency in Dallas playing occasional shows at Six Flags Over Texas, and joined Mark “The Animal” Mendoza of classic hair metal band Twisted Sister in Long Island. In addition to the countless shows local and afar, the band released an EP, "Still Standing," in 2020 and is currently working on its follow up.
The TVH founder adds her soulful vocals, riotous screams, and bewitching cello to the forefront of the ensemble. Alli’s signature purple cello is a Cecilio CCO-100 outfitted with a piezo pickup. One of her favorite moments in TVH’s decade of history was touching the sands of Long Beach, California. She takes pride in the band’s coastal reach and hopes to take them overseas.
Music has always played an intricate part of Alli’s life. Her grandmother’s piano lessons and parent’s church singing introduced her to music at a young age. She’s been performing since 5 years old and began songwriting at 12. The seasoned cellist has played for over 20 years too, but her skills are no secret. When she’s not rocking on stage Alli offers private lessons for piano, guitar, and cello.
As one of the original members of the band, Jon has rocked with TVH since 2010. During shows you may catch him playing his Parker or Fender behind his head, a signature move of the Instigator. The guitarist has over 35 years of musical experience and has played for a variety of band styles including jazz, funk, blues, and rock. Since his decade with TVH, Jon has weathered a lot with the band – which includes surviving natural disasters!
Much like Alli, Jon grew up surrounded by music. His father was an excellent jazz guitarist which lead Jon to learn multiple instruments in his youth. Prior to picking up the guitar, the Instigator played saxophone and bass. Today, in addition to playing with TVH, he’s a dad, a lover of Marvel comics, and has no apologies for his addiction to Death Wish coffee.
Jake originally came to TVH as a drummer in 2012 and played drums for the band in both live and studio settings until 2022. His favorite memory made with the band was meeting Jim Dandy and playing a live cover of Hendrix’s “Watch Tower” with Black Oak Arkansas.
After a short hiatus, Jake returned to TVH as bass player in 2022. Outside of the band, Jake works in fabrications building custom truck toolboxes. A man of many talents, Jake also co-hosts Wired Insomnia Podcast with his wife, Amanda, and he’s an avid chess player.
Richard Combs brought his Fender American Professional II Stratocaster HSS to TVH in 2022. Richard’s music experience includes leading worship at various churches for more than 30 years. His previous bands include Salt, Seven 24, Fourth Nail, Stuck on Seven, Whipersnapper, and Untold Story (with current band mates Alli and Jon from 2006-2008). Untold Story released an EP in 2007 that included the song “Lighter Fluid” still performed by TVH to this day!
A Roland, OK native, Richard says his dream gig would be to play for a touring Praise and Worship team like Hillsong or Jesus Culture. When he isn’t playing, you can find Richard on his mountain bike or cruising in his bagged 1995 Chevy C1500.
Fun facts about Richard: He marched in the Inauguration Parade of President George H. W. Bush Sr in Washington, D.C. Although he looks pretty menacing and fearless on stage, Richard is deathly afraid of wasps.
Gunnar Molton, a drummer since the age of 3, joined TVH as a live performance drummer in March 2022. He previously performed and toured with many noteworthy acts, including Texas Hippie Coalition (THC), Willie Stradlin, and Letters From Jett (with his brother, Heath Molton). One of his favorite memories from the road is "accidentally" having dinner one-on-one with Glenn Danzig.
In addition to his big love for music, Gunnar is a family man, a dad, and a horror movie enthusiast.
Kevin Davis began collaborations with TVH by choreographing the audience-participatory song, “Moonshine Stomp” in 2019. Since then he has choreographed multiple songs for the band’s backup dancers, including the dance featured in the music video “Toxicutie.”
Kevin teaches hip hop, ballet, and tap from ages 18 months to adults. See more of Kevin or inquire about lessons by following his Instagram mrkevindances.