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SECOND HELPING: Remembering John (J.D.) Donniacuo/Tony Bird and former members

Tony Bird - Guitarist


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the loss of a great talent. Tony passed away this past Sunday, November 21. He was a tremendous talent that few will ever witness. Tony simply loved the guitar, playing them, making them, and working on them.


Please keep his family in your prayers for their untimely loss. Tony we will miss you, but we also know that you will be in our hearts every time we take the stage. We have lost a great talent, a great songwriter, and southern gentlemen. Heaven has gained a new lead guitar player in Rockn' Roll Heaven. Fly on Free bird you are free at last.




JD John Donniacuo - Founding Guitarist


Past Members

This section is dedicated to those members who put in the hard work to get this band were it is. Life often takes us down different roads but it was a fun ride. More to be added.




Tojo Herring - Guitarist


Tojo simply could and still does make that Strat sing. Tojo plays in a successful gospel group in Eastern, North Carolina. He and his wife are very involved in their local church.

John David - Guitarist

prestons_pics_0551.jpgA former member of the rock band P.M.F., John David currently plays throughout Eastern, North Carolina.

Gary (Tink) Turner - Bassist


Tink was with Second Helping from 2002-2007. He is one of the nicest people you could ever meet. He now serves honorable in law enforcement.