Tommy & The High Pilots

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Beta Play
Origin Santa Barbara, California, United States
Genres Rock, pop, alternative
Years active 2008 (2008)–present
Labels Redbird
Associated acts Ludo, Holden, Plain White T's
Members Tommy Cantillon
Michael Cantillon
Matt Palermo
Mike Dyer
Past members Steven Libby

Beta Play (formerly Tommy & the High Pilots)[1] is an alternative rock band from Santa Barbara, California. The band consists of lead vocalist/guitarist Tommy Cantillon, guitarist/keyboardist Michael Cantillon, bass player Mike Dyer, and drummer Matt Palermo.


Originally performing as Tommy & the High Pilots, the band released a number of albums, including Everynight, American Riviera, Only Human, and "Tommy & the High Pilots: Live at Studio Delux".

In 2014, the band underwent a change, reforming and rebranding as Beta Play in early 2015.[2] According to lead vocalist, Tommy Cantillon, the members began to feel like a new group after the release of "Only Human" in 2013. Their new style, coupled with Cantillon's discomfort being the only member with his name in the group's title, prompted them to change their name. Cantillon drew his inspiration for the new name from the boxes of Betamax video tapes his father had left in the garage where he wrote the band's music.[1]

The band released a self-titled 5-song EP in 2015, featuring the single "Heaven Is Under The Sun."[3]


  • Tommy Cantillon - lead vocals, guitar
  • Michael Cantillon - guitar, keyboard
  • Matt Palermo - drums
  • Mike Dyer - bass

Former Members[edit]

  • Steven Libby - bass


As Beta Play

Year Album [4]
2015 Beta Play

As Tommy & the High Pilots

Year Album [5]
2009 Everynight
2010 American Riviera
2011 Sawhorse Sessions
2013 Only Human
2013 Tommy and the High Pilots - Live at Studio Delux


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