Meet The Band
Christian Sierra – Keys and Percussion
Christian Sierra began playing music at the age of 9 through the music program at Oliver Hoover Elementary where he was a percussionist. In high school, Christian and Dane both were members of the school’s drumline in which Christian held the prestigious title of Second-In-Command. Besides his involvement in the high school’s band, Christian began recording and producing music while attending Vanguard High School with Dane. The two set up ‘Basement Studios’ in Dane’s parents’ basement and spent many a Friday night teaching themselves the art of recording music. Today Christian and Dane are partners of Wholehearted Productions, the brainchild of Christian and Dane’s musical cooperation. Out of the studio and on the stage Christian Sierra is not only an accomplished multi-instrumentalist but a dynamic performer and an effective creative mind. Christian has performed at notable venues such as the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena and Florida State’s Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.
Matthew Weisberg – Lead Guitar
Matthew picked up a guitar for the first time at the age of six. After noticing that Matthew had developed an ear for music, his grandfather gave him an electric guitar at the age of 14 and although the guitars have changed throughout the years, he hasn’t been without one in his hands since. While finishing his senior year in high school Matthew plays lead guitar for the Dane Myers Band as well as with the Band of Brothers and at his local church. He currently works for Guitar Center in Ocala, Florida.
Joela Saintil – Bass Guitar
Joela Saintil began playing the bass guitar at the age of 13. Her strong connection to the instrument sparked a passionate relationship with music that would carry her to be who she is today; a rare talent as equally defined by her shining personality as by her intricate yet tasteful bass playing. Since the age of 13, this connection to music has continued to uplift and inspire not only Joela but those around her as well and today Joela is currently enrolled at the University of Central Florida where she is pursuing a bachelors degree majoring in Jazz Studies. In addition to her performances with the Dane Myers Band, Joela performs regularly at her church and is employed as a bass guitarist at Seaworld Orlando and Disney.
Jesus Aponte – Drums & Percussion
Jesus has been playing percussion since the young age of 5. He started out by playing all types of hand percussion in church and quickly moved on up to the drumset. Throughout grade school Jesus has excelled in music by being one of the top performers in his class, achieving superior ratings every year in solo ensemble. Some of his early recognitions at Colonial High School include The Louie Armstrong Jazz Award, The Orange County Honors Percussion Ensemble, Section Leader, Most Talented and Most Memorable Senor. After graduating high school Jesus’ music career quickly took off.
For several years Jesus’ presence in the music community has been sought after by many churches, schools, theaters, and recording artists for his knowledgeable approach. He continues to work as a professional drummer in musical orchestras for many local theaters around Central Florida such as The Orlando Youth Theater, Valencia Community College Theatre Program and Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in historic Sanford, Bay Street Players out in Eustis and many others. Some musicals he has been a part of the orchestra include Chicago, Rent, Cabaret, Shrek, Carousel, Urinetown, Ragtime, The Drowzy Chaperone, The Lucky Stiff, Anything Goes, Guys & Dolls, Little Shop Of Horrors, Tick Tick Boom!, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, All Shook Up and many more.
Jesus is currently a full time musician & a part-time educator. He spends his time rehearsing & performing with various local artists and church music ministries. He also continues to work at Colonial High School instructing the drumline & front ensemble.