Blaine Stillman is a drummer and self-taught producer that got his start performing professionally at the age of 17. In his senior year of high school, he was awarded "Outstanding Musicianship In Drumline" for his role as lead snare. Outside of the band, Blaine is interested in modern technology and self-educating in various topics.
Jonah Morris is a Grade 12 honours graduate, and a recent graduate of the Selkirk College Contemporary Music and Technology program: winning the Alexander Rutherford scholarship, the Kinsmen "Salute 2 Youth" scholarship, the 2016-2017 District Student Academic Excellence Award, and the 2016-2017 District Student Fine Arts Award. Born in Calgary, Alberta, Morris has received 10 years of vocal training, 11 years of piano lessons, 3 years of ukulele, and a year of guitar experience under his belt; this in addition to his years of musical theatre training. With a passion for the arts in all forms, Jonah is a driven young musician, ready to share his music with the world.
Blair Stillman is a Grade 12 honours graduate: awarded with “Outstanding Musicianship in Drumline” and top grades in General Music in his senior year of high school. Born in Calgary, Alberta, Stillman received 7 years of trombone training, 3 years of drumline percussion, and 7 years of piano. As a self-taught pianist, Stillman exhibits the talent of Grade 9 Royal Conservatory and has won multiple contests for his abilities. Outside of his musical aptitude, he has 8 years of photography and videography training and utilizes his proficiency for business marketing. With a fascination for artwork in all forms, Blair is a motivated multi-instrumentalist and visual artist ready for whatever the future holds.
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 brothers Blaine (drums) and Blair (multi-instrumentalist), 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.