Dexter O’Neal

And Funkyard




The Funk Yard Band

Peavey’s greatest strength is his ability to separate himself from the crowd that believes

Lead Vocalist

Dexter O’Neal

I ‘ve opened for Ashford and Simpson, The Temptations, Average White Band, Boosty Collins,  and Reggie Calloway (Midnight Star).  I had musical encounters (which mean I’ve sang with or for once) with Jerry Garcia, Phil Perry, Patti Labelle, Jeff Beck Band and numerous more.



Jeremie Horton is taking the bass to new heights. He is a young veteran of the low end. He has played with and opened for blues legends past and present. Names like, BB king and Little Milton, Blues Traveler, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Jonny Lang, Bobby Rush and Bobby Blue Bland.


Tyreese Edwards


Courtez Banks

Courtez Banks, is a multi instrumentalist / produce born and raised in Peoria, Illinois. Courtez has a unique gift that has been influenced by gospel, jazz, and blues. His extraordinary musical journey has allowed him to open for or play with Mint Condition, Brian McKnight, Dream, Kirk Franklin, Genuine, Ricky Dillard, Kim Burrell, Blackstreet.


Paul Weddle

About Me

I learned my craft by ear, which has been a tremendous asset. However, as an adult I pursued the academic side of music to balance my knowledge. But I couldn’t leave well enough alone. I decided to see what I could do with a guitar. Turns out I enjoy playing it as much as I do singing.

From my earliest memories I wanted to be a singer/performer. By age of 3, my grandmother had me singing in little one-room Churches in Ferriday Louisiana (where I was born) every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.


Dexter O’Neal is what happens when you add mesmerizing stage performances and a soulful sound. You get Dexter O’Neal! A Louisiana-born, Illinois-raised stick of dynamite! Dexter’s musical stylings have roots in the Gospel, blues, r&b, and early jazz traditions. He is the frontman of the #1 funk band in the Midwest “Dexter O’Neal and Funkyard”. Dexter is pure excitement and an explosive talent.  Come prepared for an amazing experience.

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