Joe Suarez has over 30 years of experience as a musician. Originally from El Paso, Joe has played with bands in Texas, New York, and Pennsylvania, where his corporate career has taken him. Joe started playing violin as a youngster, but after picking up the saxophone, the love for music was truly born. Throughout the years, Joe has had the pleasure of playing with excellent musicians, present company included. He has studio experience recording music in both English and Spanish.
Mindy (Smith) May has been singing on stage since the age of five, with the encouragement of her musical parents. A former show choir standout, she flirted with the idea of pursuing musical theater as a career, until the teaching bug bit her in college. Nearly 20 years of teaching high school language arts in public schools has taught her how to truly perform under pressure. Mindy also sings at weddings (and funerals!). After a recent move to the Dallas area, she drives "home" as much as possible to collaborate with this talented group of musicians. Having grown up during the 1980s and 1990s, Mindy’s musical influences are far-reaching and include everyone from Mariah Carey to Billy Joel.
Donnie has close to 30 years experience on the bass (after starting on the piano at age 5), playing with many bands, including pop and R&B with The Collective Hallucination and The Network Band, and in a project alongside guitarist Felton Pilot of Con Funk Shun. He also had the opportunity to do a 5-state tour with gospel quartet The Texas Trinity Aires, which included a performance on a TV show in Brooklyn, NY. His many influences include Robin Duhe (Maze, featuring Frankie Beverly), Marcus Miller, Brian Bromberg, Stanley Clarke, Rick James, and the late great Bernard Edwards (Chic).
A guitarist since age 12, and a longtime disciple of Eric Johnson and Pat Metheny, Wes played in various bands in high school and college, but then left the music scene to focus on his professional career. Since re-emerging in 2005, he has played with several Houston bands, including a recent project alongside notable local artists Stanley Perkins, Tom Stepp, and Robert Martin, and has collaborated on recordings with national artist Antherius.
Bob started playing sax in the 7th grade and studied with Horace Alexander Young, recording artist and professor of music at Washington University. He has played at weddings and private functions with various groups and has been a member of the bands at First Colony Church and River Pointe Church in Sugar Land. Bob specializes in contemporary jazz, R&B and pop genres and is influenced by the styles of Kirk Whalum, Richard Elliot, Warren Hill and Everette Harp. Check out http://bobmenefee.com/ to learn more about Bob.
Robert (aka “Taz”) is a student of the technical, upbeat west coast playing style, and has been performing and doing studio/session work for over 30 years, including projects in Los Angeles, in all kinds of formats, from classic rock and contemporary Christian music, to jazz and rock instrumentals. Originally studying to be a studio musician, he brings a wealth of experience as a multi-talented player in different genres. His influences include Cory Lerios (Pablo Cruise), Elton John, Rick Wakeman, Johnathan Cain, Tom Scholz, David C Lewis (Ambrosia), and the incredible Steve Porcaro.
Alan Littlefield began playing drums when the Beatles invaded the American music scene. He later studied with big band great, Joe Raynor, and played in the Lee College Jazz Band for two years, before attending the University of North Texas. His major was Jazz Education and Marketing, while playing with the progressive fusion band, Schwantz LeFantz. Alan presently holds down the drummer role for Monument Baptist Church in Deer Park and Trinity Assembly in Baytown, where his wife, Jennifer, sings on the praise team. Alan has also written several songs and will give free drum lessons to anyone serious enough to learn.