Brianne Sargent (cellist, bass player, synths/keys, vocals) is the co-leader of Skinny Cooks and plays with Polyphonic Spree, Alejandro Escovedo, Mattie Michelle and many others. She is also a composer, arranger and producer. She graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in 2006, attended Booker T Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts from 2002-2005 and graduated from Baldwin-Wallace Music Conservatory in 2010. From 2014-2018 she was a cellist in the McKinney Philharmonic. She has appeared in multiple articles written by KXT Radio, KERA, the Dallas Observer and Voyage Dallas and has appeared on PBS for the Austin City Music Hall Of Fame induction in 2022—while sharing the stage with Sheila E—playing cello for Alejandro Escovedo.
Her bass playing has made it to the Billboard charts with local rapper phenomenon FloZilla on the Truth to Power Project and her cello playing has made it to Billboard charts on the Todd Dulaney song Revelation 4. In 2022 her composition “Sunflower” for cello and voice was placed into a movie called “Why Women Lie” in the opening credits.