Drums. B.S., University of South Florida. David Alex has been playing music from a very early age, having a very musically encouraging family. Starting piano at 6 and then moving to drums at 12, he has been playing and learning about both instruments for over 15 years. He has been performing music in the Tampa Bay area since 2006 and producing his own music since 2009. David was the music teacher and children's choir director at Notre Dame Catholic School for 3 years working with ages ranging from Pre-K up to 8th graders. He also runs a recording studio in New Port Richey, Florida called Foxbloom Recordings where he produces and mixes songs written by various artists.
Piano/Violin B.F.A., Southeastern University. Originally from Western Pennsylvania, Benjamin has been studying music since the 3rd grade. Specializing in piano, violin, and choral ensembles, he graduated from Southeastern University with a Bachelors of Arts in Music in 2010. He has held such positions as Director of Worship Arts for Calvary Chapel Worship Center in New Port Richey, Program Director for the Forte School of Fine Arts, and violinist in the Richey Community Orchestra. Benjamin is currently the Music Director for Dayspring Academy Secondary School, and continues to participate in community performing arts projects, teach private lessons at Mullins Music, participate with local worship teams/church music programs, and play as a hired musician. He is dedicated to the community and is blessed to have a hand in developing the Arts in our area.
Upright Bass/Electric Bass/Guitar. M.M. University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, B.M. University of Cape Town.
“There is no voice that speaks as loudly as that which has an identity” - Graeme Currie
Graeme Currie is an international professional musician and educator with extensive experience in the music industry. He has played in excess of ten thousand ‘gigs’ as a bass player, from ‘dive-bars’ to symphony orchestras; over two hundred professional theatre productions and on hundreds of albums/CDs/jingles/TV as a session musician; and is a contracted Fender Musical Instrument endorsee (South Africa). He is also a songwriter, arranger and producer having received awards/accolade for best albums/artists and has featured in an Academy Award-winning documentary for ‘Searching For Sugarman’ (2013) and played on a Grammy Award-winning album by South African singing icon, Miriam Makeba (2001).
Graeme’s educational experience includes tenures as Head of Faculty and Academic Head at contemporary music colleges after receiving his Master’s Degree and has respectively developed accredited course content (Council on Higher Education, South Africa) designed for the working music-industry professional. With reference to the above header quote, Graeme believes in nurturing the inner flame and ‘voice’ of his students. While conjointly lecturing and pursuing his PhD, Graeme is currently releasing albums and singles with his original band, Atmosferic, in the genres of ‘acid-jazz’ and what he terms ‘Pop-Art-Jazz’.
Voice. M.M.Ed Florida State University, B.S. Music Southern Adventist University
Music has always been a part of Lisa’s upbringing. Born in Jamaica, her musical influences ranged from the local sounds of the Caribbean to music sung by church choirs under her father’s direction. As she grew older and migrated to the United States, this love of music only grew now accompanied with a strong desire to share it with others. She graduated with a B.S. in Music (Vocal Concentration) from Southern Adventist University and a Masters in Music Education (Choral Conducting) from Florida State University. Throughout her musical career, Lisa has sung and led various choirs, performed concert solos and directed high school musicals. Her experience as a certified K-12 Music Educator in Florida’s public schools, musician, and private studio teacher is motivated by the enjoyment of making music for music’s sake and a want to equip others do the same.
Guitar. Dave Eichenberger composes ambient music using guitar technology and looping. His 50 hour/50 CD project, “Collectives” resulted in a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the State of Florida, and his ambient compositions have been featured in film, TV and on live radio. Dave studied music at William Patterson University and is influenced by such diverse guitarists as Steve Howe, Ritchie Blackmore, Robert Fripp and Steve Morse. His unique style keeps him in demand as both a session player and instructor. Somehow he also has time to perform and record with international singer/songwriter Julie Black. He has performed at major jazz and blues festivals and her 3 CDs have been on the charts in many countries around the globe. Dave is currently a blogger for Seymour Duncan and consults with many manufacturers on guitar and guitar technology-related products.
Trumpet, Guitar, Piano. B.S., University of South Florida. Forrest studied trumpet for 4 years under the instruction of Dr. Jay Coble and has been blessed with multiple opportunities to play many styles of music, from Jazz, Classical, Contemporary, and even Baroque! He has over 8 years of trumpet playing experience as well as being a certified Modern Band teacher with extensive experience on guitar, keyboard, bass, drums, and vocals. Forrest has had numerous opportunities to travel with music, playing in brass groups in DC, Kentucky, and Texas. In addition, Forrest is a worship leader at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Dunedin, Florida and has taught music at the Salvation Army in Clearwater, Florida.