The Savants of Soul was formed in Gainesville, Fla. in December 2010. The band was originally intended to be a three-piece featuring guitarist Brandon Stern, bassist John Gray Shermyen and drummer Alex Klausner. The band underwent a transformation from Aug. 2011 to Sept. 2011, expanding to six members before making its debut at 1982 Bar in Gainesville, Fla. in 2011.

Justin McKenzieJustin McKenzie - Lead Vocals

Justin McKenzie is Gainesville native and UF student majoring in telecommunications. He attended Gainesville High School. McKenzie has also performed as a member of Chupaskabra and The Partials.

Kelsey MikeKelsey Mike - Backup Vocals

Kelsey Mike is a Gainesville native and UF student. She attended Gainesville High School. Mike made her vocal debut as a backup vocalist with The Savants of Soul.

Brandon SternBrandon Stern - Guitar

Brandon Stern is a UF student majoring in advertising. He moved to Gainesville in 2005 from Boston, Mass. He attended Oak Hall School. Stern has a solo act, and has also performed as a member of The Neighborhood Watch, Prodigal Sun, Zapnut and Crepe Paper Wings.

John Gray ShermyenJohn Gray Shermyen - Bass

John Gray Shermyen is a UF student majoring in political science. He lived in Alachua, Fla. and attended school in Gainesville before moving into the city to attend the university. Shermyen also has performed as a member of Shotgun Diplomacy and Zapnut.

Patrick OberlinPatrick Oberlin - Trumpet

Patrick Oberlin is a Gainesville native and Santa Fe College student. He attended Buchholz High School. Oberlin has performed as a member of Shotgun Diplomacy and the Santa Fe College Jazz Band.

Alex KlausnerAlex Klausner - Drums

Alex Klausner is a Gainesville native and UF student majoring in journalism. He attended Gainesville High School. Klausner has performed as a member of Victory Blvd, Chupaskabra, Waxed Curbs and Jump Radar.