THE BAND


DAVID SZIKMAN

(Guitar and Vocals)


David’s musical dreams started at the age of 9 when after watching his older brothers friend rip a handful of RUSH songs before a holiday dinner party, his future flashed before his eyes.  David began playing private parties in high school and then started his first acoustic duo at the University of Alabama.  After college David took his talents to Aspen Colorado where he was the lead singer/guitarist for a handful of local bands including the BS Foundation and Hat Trick.  While there he had the opportunity to mix with some of the legends in the industry, most notably opening up the Aspen Jazz Festival in 1999 for Taj Mahal, Keb Mo and Crosby Stills and Nash.  David moved back to Atlanta in the early 00’s and opened up his current business, Sandy Springs Music, a music teaching studio here in Atlanta, GA.   Over the years David has been performing for various events/benefits along with the teachers from SSM and they finally decided it was time to take their act to the public!  His goal with their newest band, Radio Days, is to bring you the songs you love, performed at their highest level and musicianship for all to enjoy!

 


ALEX SELPH

(DRUMS)


Alex started his pursuit of percussion and drums at the early age of seven.   A graduate of the Atlanta Institue of Music (AIM), Alex has continued performing in a number of different bands and styles in Atlanta.  One of the most sought after drummers in Atlanta, Alex has played in various tribute bands including Journey, 311, STP, Nirvana, and more!  Alex’s incredible talents are on display every time he takes the stage and make sure to stick around for his insane drum solos.. one of the highlights of every Radio Days Shows!


JARED BRYAN

(Guitar)


Jared Bryan has been playing and studying the guitar for over twelve years, and joined the SSM staff in the spring of 2005. Since earning his degree from AIM (Atlanta Institute of Music), Jared has dedicated himself to both his performing, and his teaching at SSM. Jared’s specialty is rock, jazz, R&B, and he also has a deep-rooted love of funk. Jared has toured across the south in numerous venues such as opening up for Cowboy Mouth and The North Mississippi All Stars and is the envy of almost every guitar player that gets to see him perform!


BRIAN PULEO

(Bass & Guitar)


Brian Puleo is a musician born and raised in Atlanta, Ga! He has been playing the guitar for 10 years and is currently attending the Atlanta Institute of Music. Brian began performing at a young age and worked his way up to building a career in music. He has performed with The X Factor’s finalist Rachel Potter, the Broadway Revival of “Evita,” as well as many local shows and performances. Brian has a passion for playing, but, he also has a passion for sharing the amazing feeling of playing music on an instrument. He finds great joy in teaching his students how to play the guitar.

 


Shannon McKenna

(Violin/Vocals)


18813220_10213007702885337_1588547170299822225_nShannon has been studying and performing violin since age 8. She graduated with a B.A. in Music Performance from Cleveland State University in 1999. Since then, she has been teaching violin at the Galloway School, the Lovett School, and out of her home. One of SSM’s longest tenured, and popular teachers, Shannon is always striving to get the very best out of her students through positive and enthusiastic reinforcement in her lessons. Aside from her teaching duties, Shannon also performs around Atlanta doing gigs as a soloist, with classical quartets, and with rock bands; including her own rock-funk band Dynagroove. Her aim is to introduce the voice, soul, and gift of music through the violin to her students and their audience.


Meleah Whitmoyer

(Vocals)


Meleah has been performing in a  pop/country rock/classic rock acoustic duo Meleah & Jared that formed in 2010 and have been performing fan favorites all across the greater Atlanta area ever since. We put an engaging acoustic spin on everyone’s favorite songs from the 60’s to present day top 40 hits! Adele, Patsy Cline, Lady Antebellum, Michael Jackson, Leonard Cohen and Journey are just a few of the artists we cover. Our growing following is a pretty clear indication of how well our music is received by our fans.
We stand apart from many other performers in the Atlanta area with a lighthearted sense of crowd interaction and fun back and forth with each other as well as the audience.