MIKE "THE BARON"
Mike began his love for music at a young age thanks in
part to his Grandmother. Despite never taking formal
lessons, except for the four years in band playing brass
instruments, he has been teaching himself to play
instruments most of his life. He considers himself to be a
jack of all trades and master of none. Since joining the
group in 2008 he has found a new enjoyment for world
music and ethnic instruments.
On a special note, he considers all the members of TE to
be part of his family.
Rae Justrae or as some others call him – Kevin Perkins, is a diverse individual with
many interests. Outside of drumming he works with computers and investigates anything
that attracts his attention – from Renaissance Faires to woodworking, from history to
languages. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, reading and Rat Pucking.
He has always enjoyed music and the arts. Rae’s first career centered on music but after
he figured out that the lifestyle was dangerous for one who wanted to live past 30, he
found his calling in computer programming. Currently, he stays on top of the music
scene via concerts, websites and Pandora.com. One night sitting around a campfire,
Rae was reintroduced to drumming. He hasn’t been able to put it down since. Joining
Element has increased his ability and brought wonderful new people and experiences
into his life. Through his love of working in wood and music, he is constantly looking for
instruments he can create and play.
Rae continues his computer programming but has balanced it with his love for the art of
woodcraft and music. Look for him at www.anarquewood.etsy.com or at a local
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Ron Perovich is an American composer,
multi-instrumentalist and independent recording artist
currently living near Dallas, Texas. His musical style is
often a fusion of traditional instrumental sounds from
the middle east, Europe and India along with
occasional western pop, rock and electronica. In 2007
he began creating music for the American belly dance
community and much of his recent recordings have
reflected this concentration.
Although he frequently guests with Element and other
performers for live performances or as a session artist
he does not actively tour in support of his own albums
due to all instruments usually being played by himself
on the recordings.
Daka, also known as Mark in his everyday life, has a
fascination with culture, language, spirituality, and
folklore. Always driven by an inherent desire to
wonder, and seeking a method of uniting the body
and mind. With his passion for music, dance, theater,
and costume, he discovered ATS and fulfilled this
wish. He has experience in fire fan choreography, ATS
with tambourine, as well as tribal drumming and
musicality. He developed such a passion for tribal
drumming that he founded a new DFW drum group,
the Temple of Doum. He also takes great joy in inviting
other men to join the ATS siblinghood, representing
an art form that empowers both men and women to
embrace their higher selves and to have confidence in
all they do.
Davin has been playing Doumbek since 2015,
and loves being a part of a community that
allows him to express himself so freely.
Alongside drumming, Davin is a skilled
painter and sketch artist, and loves all things
botany (he really has a green thumb!). Davin
looks forward to all the opportunities the TE
family creates together.