C. Lane is the Executive Director and “The Heartbeat” of Multiband Studios. A Music Producer, DJ, Teacher, Entrepreneur, Mixing Engineer, and award-winning Sound Designer; Chris keeps the beat of the team together with his innovative ideas, strategic vision, and ability to pull the light out of any and everyone around him. Born in Baltimore, MD, relocated from Washington, DC, and now based in Atlanta, GA, Chris has served as Sound Designer and Audio Engineer for various productions across the nation from theatre, to film, to major live event tours. Some of his sound design work and original compositions have been witnessed in Georgia at Alliance Theatre, True Color's Theatre Company, Horizon Theatre, Actor's Express, Theatrical Outfit, and Aurora Theatre. His out-of-state work has been heard on stages at Seattle Children's Theatre (WA), The Old Globe (CA), Westport Country Playhouse (CT), George Street Playhouse (NJ), Alabama Shakespeare Festival (AL), The Kitchen Theatre Company (NY), The Geva Theatre Center (NY), Virginia Stage Company (VA), City Theatre Company (PA), Quintessence Theatre Company (PA), Actors Theatre of Louisville (KY), The John F. Kennedy Center (DC) and more. He is also a Co-Founder at JamSesh, as well as a professional graphic designer and web designer with a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
R. Pierre is the Director of Service and "The Spark" of Multiband Studios.” Rashaad is an all-star team member and an intricate piece to MTB’s continuous growth. His work in sound design and audio engineer spans into many different disciplines. He was recently the Audio Engineer for the national tour of New Jack City Live On Stage and the award winning Caroline, or Change at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. Rashaad was also the audio engineer for the national tour of Set It Off Live On Stage. He has supported Grammy award winning musical band, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. as a monitoring engineer. Rashaad has championed the role of Sound Designer for An Iliad, and A Hundred Words for Snow at Theatrical Outfit, and In My Granny's Garden and Sounds of the West End at Alliance Theatre. In Film audio, Rashaad was the foley artist for featured film, Bloody Romeo. He was also the foley artist for Curious Cardinal and Sounds of the West End for the Alliance Theatre through the Theatre for the Very Young.
In addition, he produces inspiring multi-dimensional music for MTB's Studio Branch. As a Co-Founder of Multiband Studios and lead of our Service Department, he enjoys developing and caring for our internal team, ensuring adequate work-life balance, helps plan rewarding community service projects, helps with developing and documenting internal policies, and supports the growth journey for each MTB Core Member. Rashaad is an alum of The University of Georgia with a BA in Communications.
“Strip everything away from what we do and all we have left is the art and the love needed to create it. I can't wait to be a servicemen to your creative vision” - Message from Rashaad Pierre
Johnathan Taylor (J.T.)
J.T. is “The Key” to Multiband Studios. An underrated genius producer and pianist, J.T. is the connecting piece to MTB. He unlocks and elevates the creations of the team through his attention to artistic detail and innovative musicianship. Based in Atlanta, GA, JT has served as the Sound Designer for Roe at Horizon Theatre, Composer and Co-Sound Designer for Alliance Theatre's Knock Knock, a Composer on Alliance Theatre's Sounds of the West End, and An Iliad at Creed Repertory Theatre, the Co-Sound Designer for Mirandy and Brother Wind at Synchronicity Theatre, the Audio Engineer for Cinderella at Aurora Theatre, and Marie and Rosetta at True Colors Theatre Company. When not scoring for theatrical shows, he maintains his passion for film as the on-site sound supervisor for short film's such as Transmission and What Now, as well as the lead composer for Multiband Studios' original film Metastasis. In addition, he is an Actor and has been in various theatre and independent film productions around the city. This is only the beginning for this bright star.
Tye Shabazz is “The Playmaker” of Multiband Studios. Not only a proud Atlanta native, but also a musician, composer, sound designer, audio engineer, game designer, motion capture engineer, and virtual production artist; he holds a passion for innovation in creative media and is constantly coming up with new ways to improve our team’s workflow and expand the creative vision of MTB into new disciplines. He is a part of our service department, working to bring us closer as a team and ensure the internal workings of MTB flow smoothly. Tye utilizes the latest motion capture technologies and has served as an assistant mocap engineer on multiple projects, working with Grammy award-winning duo Twenty-One Pilots on the Roblox “Twenty-One Pilots Concert Experience”, and working with Georgia State University, Actor Capture, and Reallusion in the development of iClone8, the latest release of Reallusion’s 3D animation software. Using one of the few volumetric capture studios that exist in the world, Tye has served as the volumetric capture engineer in the development of WildCapture Studios’ Digital Fashion Toolkit, and an assistant volumetric engineer working with rising rapper Latto on her performance in Sprite’s “Live From The Label” virtual concert series. Tye has served as the Sound Editor for Macbeth with Theater Emory; Audio Assistant for DATA at Alliance Theatre, and an Audio Engineer for a variety of live events with True Colors Theatre Company, Holy Cross Church, and more. Tye is a recent graduate of Georgia State University, holding a B.A. in Game Design. He believes in the inspirational power of creative media, and plans to utilize it as an outlet to spread messages for positive change.
B.I. Gafeney is a Sound Designer and Audio Engineer based in Atlanta. She is a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in Theatrical Design and Production, where her foundation in theatre began. She started her sound journey with Atlanta based Multiband Studios as an apprentice, assisting in Sound Design on productions like Horizon Theatre’s The Light, and Roe, and Actors Express’s Lizzie, before graduating and lending herself as Sound Designer on Horizon Theatre’s Designing Women: The Big Split, freeFall Theatre’s The Agitators, Kennesaw State University’s Love & Information, and more. She enjoys creating evocative soundscapes from combining everyday sounds from the world. She is grateful for the foundation of support from friends and family in following her creative dreams.
Tor Shabazz is "The Expressionist" of Multiband Studios, wielding the ability to fit into any creative environment and breathe new life into the process. As a street performing singer-songwriter, he has developed a natural affinity for live events and production. His willingness to venture into new fields, coupled with his determination, has given him the spark to be a self-taught music producer, audio engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and performing artist. Shabazz has organized and lead several live events for True Colors Theater Company, and toddler-concerts with Alliance Theater. Beyond servicing the live event needs of our partners, his love for live music has inspired hime to create a new event entitled "The Moon Jam" to give artists a space and festival to create on the spot and meet other creatives while jamming out on a rotating-roster stage.
J. Davison is the Director of Operations and “The Engine” of Multiband Studios. Known as the man who can get anything done; he is a producer, director, actor, sound designer, audio engineer and has the uncanny ability to keep everyone on task and ensure that MTB remains up and running. Born in Flint, Michigan and based in Atlanta, GA, Davison has been the Sound Designer for various productions including, Cinderella: The Musical, and Song & Dance at Aurora Theatre, Do You Love The Dark at Alliance Theatre; Booty Candy and Hometown Boy at Actors’ Express, and Fires in a Mirror at Theatrical Outfit. Davison had the dual role of Audio Engineer and Sound Designer for Head Over Heels at Actors’ Express, Bring It On: The Musical at Kennesaw State University, Ella Enchanted and Mirandy & Brother Wind at Synchronicity Theatre, and for Step Afrika’s national tour of Drumfolk. He has served as the Audio Engineer for The Color Purple at Actors’ Express, and the Associate Sound Designer for Skeleton Crew at Westport Country Playhouse, and Too Heavy for Your Pocket at George Street Playhouse. When not behind a mixing console, Jeremiah is producing short films, directing new plays such as Wrong River's World Premiere at Flint Repertory Theatre, or being the audio/visual wizard for live-streamed events for our Faith Branch. He is a University of West Georgia and Georgia State Perimeter College alum and a Co-Founder of Multiband Studios. Words do not suffice, but MTB would not be MTB without Davison fueling us all. Check out his personal website here.
M. Fraser is the Branding Director and "The Prodigy" of Multiband Studios, through her ambition to learn, attention to detail and love for sound, Mikaela brings the ultimate skill and work ethic that any production would crave to have again and again. Based in Atlanta, GA, Mikaela has been the Sound Designer for Beehive at Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Spongebob: The Musical and The Spitfire Grill at Kennesaw State University, Red Speedo, Lizzie, and Sunset Baby at Actors' Express, Fires in the Mirror and Tiny Beautiful Things at Theatrical Outfit, Good Bad People at True Colors Theatre Company, Wrong River at Flint Repertory Theatre, The Factotum at Lytic Opera of Chicago, Co-Sound Designer for Water By the Spoonful at KSU, Shutter Sisters at The Olde Globe Theatre, and the Audio Engineer and Assistant Sound Designer for Once at Horizon Theatre, Ella Enchanted at Synchronicity Theatre, Drowsy Chaperone at Atlanta Lyric Theatre and Bring it On: The Musical and Thumbelina at Kennesaw State University. As a founding member of Multiband Studios, she enjoys the team work and support that is brought to each show. Mikaela is a recent graduate of Kennesaw State University and is a true team player and a tremendous asset to the success of MTB.
T. Sterling is “The Source” of Multiband Studios, our Education Director, and the leader of the team’s new lighting design discipline. Based in Atlanta, GA, Toni is a lover of light and loves to go wherever light takes her. She has designed multiple shows in and outside of Atlanta like Red Speedo and Intimate Apparel at Actor's Express, The Wizard of Oz at Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Marie and Rosetta at True Colors Theater Company, The Good Children at Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Dido and Aeneas with UCONN Opera, and many more. Multiband Studios is able to grow into a new realm due to Toni’s ingenuity and leadership. You can view some of her favorite designs on her website: www.tonisterling.com
K. Hoang is "The Gift" of Multiband Studios and is often the gift that keeps on giving during a creative process; her attention to detail and magnitude of support is unmatched. Whether as a creative, teacher, or supporter, Hoang always had an immense admiration for the arts. Born in Atlanta, GA, she strives to perform with integrity and dedication for any project both on, or offstage. Through MTB she has added another item of her list of passions; sound. She has served as Sound Designer for A Prayer for the French Republic and Oh To Be Pure Again, Co- Sound Designed of Desire Under the Elms, and Assistant Sound Designed for Hometown Boy and Red Speedo at Actor's Express, and The Bluest Eye at Synchronicity Theatre. She is a Georgia State Perimeter College alum and is currently a student at Columbus State University working towards her BsEd in Theatre Education, and looks forward to teaching others the importance and influence of the arts.
J. Ingram is "The Vibration" of Multiband Studios, consistently bringing positive energy and room-shaking ideas into any space that she enters. She is a designer, actor, and producer from Plano, TX, based in Atlanta, GA. Since joining the Multiband family, Jessenia has also been an Assistant Sound Designer for Sunset Baby (Actor’s Express), Square Blues (Horizon Theatre Company), and The Wolf at the End of the Block (Theatrical Outfit). She is also a talented actress appearing in projects such as Do You Love the Dark? and Hands Up at Alliance Theatre, as well as Hamlet with the Tiny Theatre Company and A Kids Play About Racism at the Bay Area Children’s Theatre. She has produced Stripped Bare and Women's Work with Synchronicity Theatre, and Palefsky Collision Project with Alliance Theatre. Additionally she served as Co-Artistic Director of The Alliance's 2020-2021 inaugural Digital Season, where she programmed Laugh Track, BackStage Atlanta, Spotlight Studio, and From the Ashes. Additionally, she has worked as a Production Assistant for film and theatre including: Club Hertz, Dream Hou$e, and Cool, Cool, Cool Productions. Ingram graduated from Spelman College and was the '19-'21 Spelman Leadership Fellow at the Alliance Theatre, where she is currently a Teaching Artist and Allyship Facilitator. She enjoys improv, sketch comedy, and jamming with fellow creatives. Follow her @jesseniaingram.