The duo behind Banyan, Michael Saenz and Logan Gomez, first met after being assigned as roommates in their freshman year of college. Coming from humble beginnings of playing guitar together in their dorm room, the early years of the Banyan duo were cemented by a sincere love for the magic of music and a passion for live music experiences in the festival community.
After graduating in 2013, Michael spent some time soul-searching in the remote Osa Peninsula region of Costa Rica conducting dolphin and whale research before returning to his hometown of Sarasota, FL and taking on an apprenticeship opportunity with Bud Snyder, Grammy-winning Recording Engineer & Producer (The Allman Brothers Band, Jeff Buckley, Warren Haynes).
With the wisdom and guidance of Bud, Michael grew exponentially as both a producer and audio engineer and realized a newfound passion for producing electronic music. Not long after, the duo reconnected to finally realize their dreams of pursuing music and created Banyan. Inspired by their experiences in nature and the beautiful humans they have had the pleasure of knowing and learning from. Banyan blurs the boundary between organic and electronic music, fusing traditional ethnic instruments, samples from nature, and live instrumentation (guitar, violin, percussion) with driving beats that will leave you feeling inspired. Banyan’s music is here to spark emotionally moving experiences on the dancefloor and beyond.
More than anything, Banyan is about music you can feel.