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Rhythm Section


                                                     Mike Shetler

                                                       Bass Guitar

Mike has been playing bass since age 15 and has played everything from rock and roll to bluegrass and big band swing.  He toured with a contemporary Christian band opening for nationally known acts, has played in numerous recording sessions, and is a published and recorded songwriter.  He has played for audiences as small as 20 in coffee houses and as large as 30,000 at festivals and the Georgia Dome.  His day job is as an audio, video, and lighting consultant with VisionQuest Design & Production.  Currently, he’s involved in the worship band at Dunwoody Community Church, continues to write and play various gigs on the side, and plays in about 70 theatrical productions per year with PlayRight Productions.

Mike Motter

Guitar, Vocals

Mike joined XZALT in 2010 as a vocalist and guitar player. While jazz  and swing music  
 have been part of Mike's life from an early age, his true passion lies in rock and indie-pop. Mike has maintained a following in the Atlanta area since he began writing material in 2011.
His first EP, "Hollywood Scandal", was released that year. Singles
from that project have been featured on several local radio stations
(including 94.9 The Bull). He can be seen performing alongside many of
the area's top musical acts in the city's most popular venues. His
first full-length album, "Heartless Romantic", is slated for release
late in 2013, which combines singer-songwriter storytelling with
alternative sensibilities. 

Dr. Tracy Reynolds


Tracy Reynolds holds both the Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Education from UGA, as well as a Doctorate of Strategic Leadership from Regent University.  As a keyboardist, Tracy has been featured on numerous recordings in the pop, jazz, Contemporary Christian, rock, and R & B genres as an artist, producer, arranger, and studio musician. Though he is a college professor by day, he still loves giggin' by night!

Dennis Durrett-Smith


Dennis Durrett-Smith studied theory and percussion at Memphis State University back in the dark ages and has been a drummer for 45+ years. He has played in Russia, Germany, Ecuador, Poland, Australia and England.  He is also a stage and voice-over actor, writer and composer. He is on staff as Youth Associate/Creative Arts Director at Peachtree Corners Baptist Church. Dennis and his wife, Chick, founded FISHWORKS Performing Arts in 1988 and have ministered in the U.S., England and Australia, performing and teaching.