ABOUT Unknown Artist
Unknown Artist formed in May of 2019 and has been playing gigs publicly in the Charlotte, NC area for about three years. They are a four piece tribute to classic and modern rock band with an affinity for alternating instruments and lead vocals, bringing an entertaining and impressive show of multi instrumentalism to each and every performance. Over the past few years Unknown Artist has developed a reputation for putting on an energetic and interactive performance for all audiences. Their emphasis on choreography and synchronization creates a visual spectacle that captivates the eyes while their professional level of musicianship captivates the ears. This talented group breathes new life and energy back to the rock and roll songs everybody knows and loves.
Savannah Mae is proud to be part of Unknown Artist, contributing to the band with both lead and back up vocals, keys, and sharing time on acoustic, electric and bass guitar. Savannah has been singing as long as she can remember and performing since 2009. She took up guitar lessons in 2010 and piano lessons in 2013. At age 11, she joined her first band, The Controll Freex, with whom she played festivals, private parties, weddings, and school dances, as a vocalist and lead rhythm guitar player. During these many 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 enjoyed performing, alongside her bandmates and best friends. In addition to UKA, she also writes and records with a local artist, teaches voice lessons at Karl Gunther Studios and graduated UNC Charlotte as a Psychology Major with a double minor in communications and music.
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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 from having his first lesson in September 2015. In May 2016, Matthew began performing at open mics with Bella Love in Cornelius and 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 backup 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 currently working toward a certificate in Audio Engineering at Recording Connection 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 in 2011 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. 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 become a self-taught guitar player. However, the drums have always been his passion. Besides his father, Josh is influenced by drummers such as Danny Carey, Mike Portnoy and Gavin Harrison. He is always striving to better himself as a musician and person. Josh has played in various projects ranging from church festivals and parties to collaborations amongst his friends and fellow local musicians.