COURTNEY SANCHEZ & SWAY
PRESENTED BY JON RAY
Band leader and lead vocalist Courtney Sanchez has been in music, theater, and dance for thirty years. She has performed with and alongside Brannen Temple, Guy Forsyth, Patrice Pike, Malford Milligan, Matt Wilson and more. Over the last 15 years, she has been performing with the cover band, The Atlantics as their lead female singer and with the 15 piece big band, the Monster Big Band as their lead vocalist. She has performed in some of America's most loved musicals including Dreamgirls, Porgy & Bess, and RENT. Backing vocalist Christina Tinnielle Sanchez is a Helen Hayes Award, winning actress from Washington, DC. and has sung background vocals for many Christian artists and other bands on the East Coast. She was also a Worship Leader for several years. Backing vocalist Paul Sanchez Jr. is an accomplished opera singer and vocalist. He has been a member of the Fort Worth Opera, the Austin Lyric Opera, and the Houston Grand Opera and has the honor of singing with Sir Elton John and Rene Fleming. Drummer and Musical Director has played with such artists as Andre Crouch, Dorinda Clark-Shearer, Steve Reed, All for One, Steve Oliver, Jeff Costula, Malford Milligan, and many more. Bassist Nick Lewis has over 30 albums to his credit with artists ranging from rap to country. He has toured nationally and internationally with top-notch, high profile artists such as Sister Sledge, Wayne Toups, and Terrance Simien. Pianist and keyboardist Derrick Hicks has been a part of Austin's live music scene since 1988 and had the privilege to play with a variety of artists. Lead Guitarist Matt Muehling has shared the stage with such artists as Little Brian, String, Sam Lipman, Brannen Temple, Sarah Temple, D-Madness, Carter Arrington, Tameca Jones, Matt Wilson, and of course, Courtney Sanchez.
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