Juan Torres

JUAN TORRES — bass, guitar, drums, sound

To speak with Juan, please don’t hesitate to call @ 205-661-8410.

Where are you from?  Miami, FL

How long have you been playing?  Ever since I was 9-years old

Where did you get your music education?  Drum lessons as a child, but I am self-taught on guitar and bass

Where do you perform?  I am not on a stage right now — I am a sound engineer at Church of the Highlands

What are your top three artists on your iPhone right now?  Hillsong; Sarah Reeves; and Elevation Worship

Who has been your biggest musical influences?  Mostly influenced by electronic music

What’s your favorite “stage” memory?  First time playing worship set

Most embarrassing musical memory?  When my guitar amp went out on me in the middle of a set

Favorite restaurant?  Fuddruckers

Favorite movie? Intersteller

What do you like to do on your day off?  produce music on my computer

Favorite Scripture?  “Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.”  Psalms 33:3

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Stephen Wright

STEPHEN WRIGHT — Piano

 

To speak with Stephen, please don’t hesitate to call @ 205-661-8410.

Where are you from?  Jasper, TX

How long have you been playing?  Ever since I was 5-years old

Where did you get your music education?  Through various teachers, and on the web

Where do you perform?  I’m only teaching for now

What are your top three artists on your iPhone right now?  Elton John; Beatles; Hillsong

Who has been your biggest musical influences?  Elton John

What’s your favorite “stage” memory?  Leading worship in my home church, in Jasper, TX

Most embarrassing musical memory?  Same church, same stage — big mess up

Favorite restaurant?  Bella Sera — Italian restaurant back home

Favorite movie? Toy Story 3

What do you like to do on your day off?  Play piano

Favorite Scripture?  “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.”  Psalms 34:17

Kent Glover

KENT GLOVER — Piano

To speak with Kent, please don’t hesitate to call @ 205-661-8410.

Where are you from?  Trussville, AL

How long have you been playing? About 5 years

Where did you get your music education?  First Baptist Church Conservatory

 

Where do you perform? Local theater and performances

What are your top three artists on your iPhone right now?  Rex Orange County; Zach McCoy; Group Love

Who has been your biggest musical influences?  My dad — he’s a great trumpet player

What’s your favorite “stage” memory?  Playing for the Christmas Show at Trussville First Baptist

Most embarrassing musical memory?  Playing for a recital that I wasn’t ready for

 

Favorite restaurant?  Melt

Favorite movie? Oblivion

What do you like to do on your day off?  Run; and hike

Favorite Scripture?  “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” — II Timothy 4:7

Katherine Ennis

 

KATHERINE ENNIS — Voice, Guitar, Ukulele, Band

To speak with Katherine, please don’t hesitate to call @ 205-661-8410.

Where are you from?  Argo, AL

How long have you been playing?  About 7 years

Where did you get your music education?  Genesis Music; self-taught; ACTA

 

Where do you perform?  ACTA; local theaters; school performances

What are your top three artists on your iPhone right now?  The Killers; 21 Pilots; Sufjan Stevens

Who has been your biggest musical influences?  Stan Sheridan

What’s your favorite “stage” memory?  Curtain call for the first “real” show that I was in, other than a school performance — “Charlottes Web”

Most embarrassing musical memory?  It was during a serious Shakespeare show that I was in, set in a time obviously before technology — I left my cellphone in my back pocket

 

Favorite restaurant?  Rock and Roll Sushi

Favorite movie?  Hacksaw Ridge

What do you like to do on your day off?  Hang out with my friends; go and eat; chill

Favorite Scripture?  “Be anxious for nothing, instead pray about everything” — Phil. 4:6

Emma Kelley

EMMA KELLEY — Broadway, Voice, Piano, Ukulele

To speak with Emma, please don’t hesitate to call @ 205-661-8410.

Where are you from?  Panama City, FL

How long have you been playing?  Ever since I was 3-years old

Where did you get your music education?  Genesis Music; self-taught; Red Mountain Theater Company

Where do you perform?  Red Mountain Theater; Genesis Music

What are your top three artists on your iPhone right now?  Lots of show tunes — Anastasia, Greatest Showman, Les Miserables

Who has been your biggest musical influences?  Sierra Boggess (Phantom of the Opera)

What’s your favorite “stage” memory?  Bows, after the show — no stress, because the show is over, but you still get the thrill of the stage

Most embarrassing musical memory?  My skirt got stuck on a prop, so I had to enter the scene early

Favorite restaurant?  Haberneros, Trussville

Favorite movie? Anastasia

What do you like to do on your day off?  Hang out with my friends; roller-skating

Favorite Scripture?  “Do not store up your treasures on earth…but store up your treasures in heaven.”  Matthew 6:19

Najee Coates

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NAJEE COATES — Piano, Guitar

To speak with Najee, please don’t hesitate to call @ 205-661-8410.

Where are you from?  St. Louis, MO

How long have you been playing music?  Since a junior in high school

Where did you get your music education?  I took a few lessons, started on bass guitar.  A lot of my musical training has been self taught

Where do you perform?  Church of the Highlands; multiple small groups

What are your top three artists on your iPhone right now?  Hillsong United; Hiatus Kaiyote; Shovels and Ropes; Daniel Ceasar

Who has been your biggest musical influences?  Stevie Wonder

What’s your favorite “stage” memory?  Performing worship at Highlands, Greystone

Most embarrassing musical memory?  Different times that I’ve lead worship with newer players — rough transitions, etc.

Favorite restaurant?  Waffle House

Favorite movie? Arrival

What do you like to do on your day off?  Play guitar, rock climb, watch movies

Favorite Scripture?  “A new command I have for you:  love one another as I have loved you.”  — John 13:34

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