Origin:  Calgary, AB

Genres:  Alternative, Pop

Members: Blaine Stillman (drums), Blair Stillman (multi-instrumentalist), and Jonah Morris (vocals)


Years Active:  2016-Present


Website: www.takenbysanity.com

Short Bio

Taken By Sanity is an emerging pop alternative group from Calgary, Alberta known for their unique blend of indie pop and rock melodies and captivating live performances. Established in 2016 by instrumentalist brothers Blaine and Blair, the two joined forces with high-energy vocalist Jonah Morris and have been writing, recording and performing their original music ever since. Following their debut release City of Contrast, Taken By Sanity’s EP Saturn Days is a short collection of passionate alt-pop anthems: from the upbeat, summer-party vibes of Streetlights, to the 80s inspired synth-pop bop of Saturn Boys, the inspiring and scream-worthy hopefulness of Waterfall, and to the somber finale of Labyrinth, the band’s latest project is an honest and exciting development in their discography.


Taken By Sanity are recipients of the 2019 YYC Music Awards Peoples Choice Award and Top 10 CBC Searchlight 2019 Finalists, and are set to appear on CBC's 'Still Standing' in 2020. Finding success through their genuine passion and identifiable sound, Taken By Sanity is gaining momentum in the Calgary live music scene and is only getting started.


  • Group of the Year Nominee YYC Music Awards (2020)

  • Zackariah and The Prophets Memorial Award Nominee YYC Music Awards (2020)

  • People's Choice Award Nominee YYC Music Awards (2020)

  • Finalist in the Yangaroo Indie Spotlight 2020

  • Finalist in Blind Beggar Pub's Original Music Showcase 2020

  • People's Choice Award Winner YYC Music Awards (2019)

  • Zackariah and The Prophets Memorial Award Nominee YYC Music Awards (2019)

  • Finalist in the 2019 Calgary Stampede Talent Search

  • Finalist in the 2019 CBC Searchlight

  • Finalist in the 2018 Calgary Stampede Talent Search

  • 2nd place in 2016 Live and Unsigned Talent Show

Press Quotes

​"[...] an extended standing ovation after blowing away the audience" - Okotoks Western Wheel

"The young and promising group [...] have already accomplished so much in their new and fresh carreer" - High River Online

"[...] tons and tons of energy" - Okotoks Western Wheel

Band Alternative Music Indie

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Management & Booking

General Email: info@takenbysanity.com

Booking: booking@takenbysanity.com

Management: management@takenbysanity.com

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