Sarasota Wedding & Party Band
Powerhouse vocals and stellar musicianship are only the beginning. The energy that Sarasota-based band Midnight Mama brings to your show is truly unparalleled. Comprised of six touring artists from different original bands, this group has collectively performed nationally and internationally with the likes of Josh Groban, Natalie Cole, Plain White Tee’s, Steve Earl, Galactic, Rehab, Afroman, and many more.
With mash-ups, medleys, plus the energy that can only come from a live band, Midnight Mama brings new life to old favorites through creative arrangements and unmatched on-stage chemistry. Combined with the experience of playing hundreds of events, Midnight Mama has the party specialists you can trust to create lasting memories for you and your guests!
Lead Vocals | Acoustic Guitar
The daughter of two accomplished musicians, Taylor was immersed in music from an early age and went on to study a wide range of genres that forged the dynamic vocal styling for which she’s known. With more than 10 years of professional experience, Taylor has opened for multiple, internationally touring acts. As lead singer of Midnight Mama, Taylor brings energy, authenticity, and strong, sultry vocals to the stage.
Prior to joining Midnight Mama, Briana acted as a curator and creative director for Art Basel in her hometown of Miami, Florida. Her rich history in visual art, musical theater, and performance art have shaped her expressive style. In her role as lead vocalist, Briana connects with audience members and strives to create memorable and interactive experiences at every event.
Austin picked up his first guitar in 4th grade for the school jazz band and he hasn’t stopped playing since. His skills have earned him the honor of performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Umbria Jazz Fest in Italy, and the Jazz à Vienne in France, in addition to opening for Natalie Cole, and a scholarship to Berklee College of Music. Though Austin is primarily recognized for his jazz skills, he brings immense versatility to the bandstand and is equally formidable shredding a killer 80’s rock solo.
Piano | Background Vocals
With a strong foundation in classical music theory, John has quickly become a first call musician in the Sarasota area. Following his piano studies in his youth, John attended the State College of Florida, followed by the selective music program at the University of North Florida. Over the last several years, he has been featured throughout the state of Florida on stages of all sizes, playing classical, jazz, show tunes, R&B, Soul, Funk, Pop & Rock.
A Florida-native, Andrew attended the Visual and Performing Arts program at Booker High School, after which he attended Stetson University on a scholarship for classical guitar. In the following years, Andrew made music his career with national touring experience, multiple local club residencies, and opening slots for legacy acts such as Bon Jovi, Tom Petty, and The Manhattan Transfer. He continues to deepen his exploration of music to bring audiences and fellow band members refreshing and quality performances.
Drums | Percussion
Damon Owens grew up in Sarasota, Florida studying jazz drums and recording arts. After attending NYU, he continued his drumming career on national tours, supporting artists such as the Plain White T’s and Bon Jovi. Today, he’s here to make you move and maybe pet your dog.