One interesting aspect of Mirage is that each member brings a unique quality, talent and/or background to the band. This contributes to the versatility of the band and keeps every Mirage performance unique and fresh (something Mirage has been doing for 25+ years).

  • When not performing with Mirage, Cara travels back to her home state of Pennsylvania and performs with her sister forming the band East & West, who recently released their debut album ‘Between the Lines’. The title track “Between the Lines” was selected as the 1st place winner in the country category in the 21st annual Great America Song Contest.
  • Brett previously has toured with country star Kimberly Cash, and also shared the stage with top national touring acts – Night Ranger, REO, SpeedWagon and Cheap Trick.
  • Craig’s grandfather played with the St. Louis Symphony for 30+ years. Craig earned his degree in music from Loyola University.
  • Lou, an original member of Mirage, spent many years teaching guitar lessons at Nottelmann Music Company and played in his church’s praise band for several years. Lou handles the ‘day of’ planning for Mirage and closely coordinates with each bridal couple.
  • In his early years, Kurt enjoyed playing Dixieland and jazz with the Spring Avenue Jazz Band. Kurt also takes care of most of the musical arrangements for the horn section. Now retired, when not playing w/ Mirage, Kurt plays in a few other top St. Louis bands.
  • Jason plays both alto and tenor sax and flute as well. One of Jason’s personal musical highlights was performing with guest soloist jazz legend, Louie Bellson.
  • Originally studying piano at an early age, Darren moved to the drums and taught private lessons for years. Darren handles most of the initial inquiries and contracting for Mirage.
  • Steve has performed with such noteworthy entertainers as The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Clint Black, The Temptations and Maynard Ferguson to name just a few.
  • Mirage’s full time Sound Engineer, was the live recording engineer for the MTV documentary on multiple Grammy winner, Nelly.
  • Numerous instrumentation options available (solo piano, jazz trio and more)
  • Detailed planning assistance to take the guesswork out of managing your event
  • Formal attire unless otherwise requested
  • Master of Ceremonies (emceeing) as requested
  • Wireless microphone for announcements, toasts, etc.
  • Recorded music during breaks (when appropriate)
  • Personally meet with each client one month before the engagement
  • Personally be on site two hours before every event to ensure all logistics are worked out for the evening
  • Coordinate with the Director of Catering/Banquet Manager, etc at each venue as well as the Photographer, Videographer, Event Planner and others as applicable
  • Have a sound/light engineer at every engagement to ensure a quality performance pleasing to the ears and the eyes.