John clayton white

Lead guitarist, vocalist, & songwriter

John Clayton White, the founding member of The 662 Band, is a 13 year old blues guitar prodigy, whose love for music began at a very early age when he received his first guitar as a Christmas gift. By age 8, he developed a particular affinity for the electric guitar, and was introduced to stage performance. He played for several years with the Mississippi School of Music in Tremont, where he met his mentor Tony Wayne Hooper and fellow band member Rod Talley.

In 2021, John Clayton started John Clayton White & The 662 Band and has played at venues all around the state of Mississippi. In June 2023, he was asked to play at the grand reopening of Club Ebony in Indianola, where he took the stage with musical greats Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks along with members of the BB King band. John Clayton was selected by the Mississippi Delta Blues Society to be a featured artist in the Youth Showcase at the International Blues Competition in Memphis in January 2024.

John Clayton aspires to become a full-time, professional musician so he can continue to make people happy with his music.


Tony Wayne Hooper

Rhythm Guitarist, Vocalist, & Songwriter; Mississippi blues trail artist

Tony Wayne Hooper is a 30-year Music Business Veteran who played his first guitar at age 6, wrote his first song at age 9, had his first Manager at age 12, and learned to produce, mix, and master by sitting for hours alongside legendary Muscle Shoals producer Jimmy Johnson.  His diverse live and studio performance collaborations include Michael W. Smith, Kari Jobe, Bryan Duncan, Michael O’Brien, Rick Cua, The Blues Counsel, and a plethora more studio and performance credits, and have resulted in a Gold Record. Additionally, Hooper enjoys being an Instructor for Toby Mac’s Camp Electric in Nashville, mentoring young musicians in a yearly, week-long music intensive.  Hooper’s lifetime of dedication to music and the Music Industry has most recently resulted in the honor of being named an artist on the Mississippi Blues Trail by the State of Mississippi.

Currently, Hooper resides in Tupelo, Mississippi, where in addition to continuing collaborations with local Songshine Entertainment, artists and musicians across the country, he is a Worship Leader and Founder of the Mississippi School of Music, a school of 30+ aspiring artists and musicians preparing for possible careers in the music industry.  Mississippi School of Music is located in the Tammy Wynette Event Center. Tony is the most recent addition to the classic rock band Orleans as a guitarist and vocalist.


Drummer, Vocalist, & Songwriter

Drummer Roderick Talley II, started playing drums around the age of 3 and started playing drums for his church at 11. At the age of  14, he developed a love for singing and began recording as a blues/country artist as ”Dvell” and currently has single out entitled “Sunroof”. Rod was also the drummer for The Mississippi School of Music where he developed his skill of being able to play drums while simultaneously singing.  Rod is a talented songwriter and recording artist who will be releasing several new songs in 2024.



Michael Vaughn, bassist for The 662 Band, began learning to play at age 9 and had a natural talent for music. By age 19, he was playing and recording in professional studios. Michael has played for artists such as Lee Williams and QC's, Brian Duncan, Michael English, and Bobby Rush just to name a few. As a veteran musician, he has played professionally for over 35 years and continues to amaze crowds with his talents.