Originally based in the U.S., The Band Six took flight when music director Gil Smith II and Pro Tools programmer Adrian “AP” Porter curated the group’s six original members Justin Lyons, Bennie Rodgers, Omar Dominick, and Dante Jackson, and linked for BIGBANG’s Alive Tour in 2012.
In 2017, the next chapter of The Band Six came to rise with Lyons, Rodgers, Dominick, and the addition of new members Brandon Finklea and Yung Wurly. They have since worked with a handful of YG artists, including 2NE1 and Psy, and are now dominating stages with BLACKPINK.
Get to know the members of The Band Six.
Yung Wurly on Keys
Yung Wurly tickles the keys for The Band Six at their whirlwind performances. He has been working in the entertainment industry for over 20 years, collaborating with Whitney Houston, TLC, and Usher. Yung Wurly also holds livestream sessions, shares inspirational stories, and even offers access to performance tracks and other exclusive content with members of his Patreon page.
Justin Lyons on Guitar
Formerly known as Guitarslayer, Justin Lyons shreds the 6-string, giving BLACKPINK’s live performances even more impact and grit than ever before to offer fans a completely different experience. He is also currently working on his solo debut record LOSTx, slated for release in 2021.
Brandon Finklea on Pro Tools
Brandon Finklea is in charge of Pro Tools for The Band Six. He is a native of Flint, Michigan; located north of "the home of Motown", also known as Detroit. Brandon has been working with BLACKPINK since 2017 and he is responsible for the excellent sound mixing and mastering at their live performances.