Dani Jaye and Mark Mayea are a musical duo from central Florida. Specializing in classic covers from various genres and generations, these two are bound to entertain music lovers of all ages.
Mark Mayea is a classically-trained keyboardist. His parents bought him a toy piano at the age of 5 and soon noticed him playing back songs from his favorite TV shows. Mark spent his adolescence moving school to school, continuing his classical training through private lessons. He attended a high school for the performing arts, where he expanded his abilities, participating in musicals, the choir, and chamber music. At 17 years old, he began working at a local church and became acquainted with the organ. After a few years of performing in his local music scene, Mark attended Orange Blossom Jamboree in 2015, where he met his current musical peers and community of Tampa Bay. Soon after, he moved to St. Petersburg, FL. Mark has been fusing all spectrums of compositions with AJEVA & Anthill Cinema, striving to bring joy to people through sounds and colors.
Dani and Mark met several years ago in St. Petersburg FL. Having had the pleasure of collaborating in various projects over the years, they have performed at festivals, concert halls, and venues across the country. With their passion for music, and a zest for live performance, this latest collaboration is one you don’t want to miss! For more information, please check out the following links:
Appalachian Tire Burning Music (pr. Tār Fār) Original Bluegrass fusion from the South-East, Tire Fire features Trey Miller (Banjo), Dani Jaye (Fiddle), Arrie Bozeman (Mandolin), Sean Hartley (Bass), Arrie Bozeman (Mandolin), Justin Davis (Guitar), and Dave Gerulat (Drums).
Those who are fans of Dani, Savii, and Justin separately will not be surprised to see this latest collaboration. Everyone in this trio shares the lead on multiple instruments, bringing a passion for music that can clearly be witnessed when they perform together. Switching between originals and a wide range of covers - from Blues, Americana, Rock, Folk, and Bluegrass - their love for stringed instruments breathes life into their music.
This dynamic trio met several years ago in St. Petersburg, FL. At the time, all were playing various venues in separate projects, coming together around the campfires of music festivals to play their favorite songs. They quickly realized their musical chemistry, just in time for both ladies in the group to move to new cities in separate states chasing different dreams. Throughout their travels, and all they’ve learned along the way, music always remained the core driving force of their aspirations. Together, they are excited to be home (for now) playing music for the Florida music family who have supported their dreams from the beginning.
Acoustic guitar wizard Shaun Hopper is an unassuming presence on stage, but his playing has star power to spare. His finger style guitar playing is infused with a percussive element. His music is influenced by the sounds of Chet Atkins along with Folk, and Irish undertones. Born in Adel, GA, he realized early at age 13 he wanted to play music and has not let up since. He has been making a mark with his music by opening for acts like The John Jorgenson Quintet (Elton John), Bobby Yang, Switchfoot, Pierre Bensusan, The California Guitar Trio and has toured with Tim Reynolds from the Dave Matthews Band.
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- Mario Novoa, president of LAFS Alumni Association and Film Bliss Studios