Unknown Artist came together in May of 2018 by way of Karl Gunther Studios in Huntersville, NC. Immediately, they felt as though they’d played together for years. Savannah Trautman, Matthew Coleman, and Kylie Johnson, all original members, share the front line with their vocal talent and their ability to trade off instruments. Josh Fadok joined the band on drums in May of 2019, helping to bring an energizing drive to their performance level. They are able to adapt and perform in many venues and settings including taverns, amphitheaters, festivals, and homes etc. Their passion for music and diverse setlist is refreshing to all ages. Whether you want to hear Led Zeppelin or Greta Van Fleet, Journey or Paramore, Bon Jovi or P!nk, Queen or Bruno Mars, Unknown Artist will bring you a good time! Savannah Trautman, Matthew Coleman, Kylie Johnson, and Josh Fadok are united in their friendship, passion, and goals.
Come get to know Unknown Artist and enjoy their boundless energy. They are truly a sight to be seen and a sound to be heard!
Savannah Mae Trautman
Savannah is proud to be part of Unknown Artist, contributing to the band with both lead and back up vocals, keys, and sharing time on electric and bass guitar. Savannah is passionate about music, playing in a band, performing, creating an energetic environment for listeners, dancing and having a good time. Savannah has been singing as long as she can remember, having joined her first church youth choir in 2009. There, she met similarly minded girls and, in 2012, they formed the band Controll Freex. Savannah played with the Controll Freex at festivals, private parties, weddings, and school dances, as a vocalist and lead rhythm guitar player. During these years, Savannah’s love for being in a band became part of the fabric of her life. Since joining Unknown Artist in 2018, Savannah has been having a blast and she is beyond grateful for the opportunities to be surrounded by such great musicians. In 2019, Savannah is a student at UNC Charlotte, studying psychology and music, and working hard alongside her bandmates to bring audiences the best variety, high energy music possible.
Matthew’s love of music became evident as a toddler when he was always singing around the house, and although Matthew enjoys sports, music is his true passion. His devotion to guitar began just before 8th grade after getting a crack at an American Fender Stratocaster. He loved it so much that a broken arm didn't stop him having his first lesson in September, 2015. In May, 2016, Matthew began performing at open mics with Bella Love in Cornelius, as well as other regional venues. And he keeps adding new instruments to his repertoire: piano, bass, drums and electric guitar. Over the past year and a half, Matthew was the lead singer and guitarist for the band Fresco.
He is very excited to be a member of Unknown Artist as the lead guitarist, and contributes with back up vocals, keys and occasional lead vocals. Matthew feels blessed to be a part of this talented group who share the same passion for music and performing.
Matthew is a High school Senior at CPCC and has two older sisters and an older brother. When not playing music he enjoys football, hiking, skiing and ice skating.
Kylie's musical career started in Ohio. When her family moved to North Carolina during her 5th grade year the one thing that she was able to keep was her music. Needing an outlet Kylie joined both the orchestra and the choir in middle school. Through orchestra, Kylie discovered the upright bass and completely fell in love with it. She has played it all though high school and earned herself a spot in the North Carolina All-State Orchestra. Kylie has also played bass as a part of the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra and as a member of the all girl rock band Controlled Chaos. Besides playing the bass, Kylie also sings back up vocals and plays keys for Unknown Artist. She's so thrilled with the success of Unknown Artist so far and can't wait to see what's coming next.
Kylie is currently enrolled as a student at the University of North Carolina Charlotte in the Fall. She has a younger brother, and loves musicals and reading.
Josh Fadok has always had an ear for music but he was drawn to the drums at a very early age. Josh grew up watching his father play drums and attributes him as being his biggest influence. He started taking lessons when he was 7 years old and his instructor called him a natural talent. Josh’s inherent ear for music and his natural rhythm lead him to play clarinet and bass clarinet in school, and to become a self-taught guitar player, however the drums have always been his passion. Besides his father, Josh is influence by drummers such as Danny Carey, Mike Portnoy and Gavin Harrison. He is always striving to better himself as a musician and as a person. Josh has played in various projects for festivals, private parties, and church, and he has accompanied lead singer Savannah Trautman in her Savannah Mae Music projects.
Besides music, Josh enjoys all sports, outdoor activities such as camping and hiking, and weightlifting. He also has a passion for cars, which lead him to attend the Automotive Systems Technology program at CPCC to pursue degrees in Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology, and Automotive Technician. His dream is to take old junk cars and bring them back to life bigger and better than before.
Josh is excited and honored to be a part of such a dynamic group of like-minded musicians. Even though he has known Savannah for several years, he felt instantly connected to Matthew and Kylie the first time they played together. He’s looking forward to seeing where this journey takes them as a band and as friends.