Heather, a classically trained violinist, started her studies at an early age to become an accomplished performing violinist before the age of 14. Not only did Heather participate and lead orchestra, quartets, and music ensembles she student taught orchestra classes at the local middle school and helped organize charity music programs throughout High School.
While attending the University of Wisconsin Whitewater for music education, Heather started her performances with Fandazzi Fire Circus(2009). Continuing her music education at the University of Eau Claire, Heather studied musical form, musical composition, aural skills, history and more along with her personal study of the violin.
During nights and weekends she furthered her education by seeking the leadership and direction of many prominent traveling violinists in her city of Eau Claire or in the neighboring metropolis. These apprenticeships fueled Heather’s knowledge of musical composition, improvisation, audience psychology, and advanced her techniques to perform the violin with grace and passion
Cyrus Wolff is a versatile and experienced performer on the guitar, combining the discipline of years of classical training with the fluidity of many hours spent studying jazz and rock improvisation. Cyrus is a freelance classical guitar teacher and performer based in the Twin Cities, performing for events of all kinds. His expertise with the guitar has lead to performances for the Minnesota legislature, Skylark Opera, Radisson Hotels, the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Musical Instrument Museum in Arizona and the Walker Art Center, among many others. Cyrus has worked extensively as a solo artist and as part of many types and styles of ensembles, including performances accompanying choirs; performing pit music for theatrical productions; classical duets with singers, violinists and woodwind instruments, playing in jazz combos and big bands, and playing lead guitar for rock and folk bands. Cyrus graduated from Anoka Ramsey Community College in 2013 with an AFA degree in music, and currently is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in guitar performance from the University of Saint Thomas. As part of the Fandazzi Fire Dancers Cyrus combines passionate musicianship with a vigilant awareness of the complex dynamics of group performances.
Devin Tomczik is an experienced, dedicated, and adaptive percussionist and drummer out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He is an active member in the local music community, in addition to nationwide collaborations and projects. As a performer he explores many genres of music through professional groups and bands. Currently, he is the drummer for David Lindstrom, Depotek, Livid Lover, Black Isles Bellydance, and The Revolution 5. Tomczik displays a powerful controlled energy through his performances and an obvious passion for drumming and music.To date, Devin has played drum set and percussion on the following released albums and recordings:
2014 - Dirtee Circus (Drum Set) - “How Do You Like Me Now”, “Vegas Motel”, and “Rock N’ Roll Barbie”
2016 - Black Isles Bellydance (Perc.) - Self-Titled Album
2017 - Amatuer Acrobat (Drum Set) - “Under the Knife”, “Fake it Til You Make it”, and “Sexy New Jazz”
Tomczik is currently in the studio with:
Livid Lover - (Drum Set and Perc.) - EP
David Lindstrom - (Drum Set and Perc.) - Full Length Album
Depotek - Drum Set) - EP
Fandazzi Fire Circus (Perc.) - Full Length Album
Black Isles Bellydance (Perc.) - Full Length Album
Alex Maiers (Perc.) - Full Length Album
Tomczik has a BA in Music from St. Cloud State Univerisity, where he was a recipient of the David Swenson Percussion Scholarship. He studied music composition and new media under Dr. Scott Miller and Dr. Kristian Twombly, and percussion under Dr. Terry Vermillion.
Devin is currently working with many artists and is achieving his goals to become a full time musician. He feels collaboration with others is essential to ensure serendipitous relationships and fulfilling musical experiences. A complementing skill set of audio engineering and allows him to diversify and remain knowledgeable in the music field. He is active on social media sites and as a striving perfectionist, does his best to keep perfection “in-check” and update the world with new videos and posts. You can find out more about Devin at www.dtdrums.com.