Team Familiar (formerly Familiar Faces) was formed in 2001 from the vision and leadership of Go-Go legend Donnell Floyd. Performing with national artists such as Fantasia, Montell Jordan, Marsha Ambrosius, Raheem DeVaughn, Tony Terry and Melanie Fiona, Team Familiar became one of the best bands to see live. The band developed quite a reputation in the area as “Grown & Sexy Band of The Year.”
The current lineup of Team Familiar consists of Go-Go veterans including some that have fronted their own bands: Donnell Floyd – vocals/saxophone, Steve Roy – vocals, LaKindra Pierce – vocals, Marquis “Quisy” Melvin – vocals, Milton “Go-Go Mickey” Freeman Jr. – congas, Milton Freeman III – percussion, Jeffrey "Jammin' Jeff" Warren – drums, Derek “DP” Paige, Sr – trumpet/vocals, Jasen “O” Holland – trumpet/vocals, Anthony Robertson – keyboards, Mike Arnold – keyboards, Sean Geason – bass.
There’s serious vocal talent in the group, the combination of Go-Go Mickey and his son bring intense pocket beats, and it’s also exciting to see a full horn section. This band is versatile enough to move from R&B, Jazz and Pop to Hip-Hop oriented Go-Go crank. They are still Familiar!