Shimmy has been immersed in music, dating back to his youngest moments in life. He began studying classical piano at the age of four and took up the guitar at the age of 10. Mostly self taught, he was always interested in striving to obtain deeper knowledge in music. After high school he became invested in learning music theory and studying multiple musical styles such as Rock, R&B, Funk, Fusion, Blues, and Jazz. Shimmy received his degree as an honors student in Jazz Studies from Columbia College, Chicago.
John Mathieu has spent the past decade honing his vocal talents and studying music at a high level. At the age of five he began studying piano and he joined a top children’s choir in Mobile, AL. His touring highlights with the choir led him to Carnegie Hall and the White House. He has received both bachelor's and master’s degrees specializing in voice and performance. His teaching experience includes both classroom and private studio work, with private students winning numerous awards and local talent shows!