MICHAEL ALLEN                          Lead Vocals/Percussion

Michael Allen (AKA Whiskey)                                    


Michael has performed in the entertainment business for over 20 years. Starting as a drummer when he was a young boy he played in school Jazz, Concert and Solo bands for Festivals, Concerts and Competitions. After high school he went on to play and perform in Top 40 groups for Night Clubs and Parties until a tragic football accident had left him on crouches for two years, he could no longer drum.  While trying to recuperate from his injury he picked up the Bass Guitar and started singing.  Reaching a level of confidence to perform, he began playing in popular Top 40 bands as Bass Player and Lead Front Singer entertaining Festivals, Corporations, Night Clubs and Private Parties, traveling all up and down the West Coast States for a number of years. Michael once again had to stop playing due to a family illness and had to take a long Hyades so he could provide emotional support to his family.
He sprung back into the entertainment field three years ago with a solo project that allowed him to sing a wide variety of songs from many genres.  He performed for Private Parties, Restaurants and Wineries until leaving California. Now in Arizona, Whiskey is ready to perform.
The nickname Whiskey came from the fact that there is always a cold glass of Jack Daniels on ice near him while performing.
Getting back to his roots and the number one thing that drives his passion for performing live music is pleasing the audience through participation and interaction so they can relax, dance and have a well-deserved good time.

ROBB                                                Lead Guitar/Lead Vocals

Robert picked up guitar at age 15 and has  been playing and performing in bands for several years, which have included gigs in Austin, Dallas, California, Chicago, New Orleans, San Antonio and Las Vegas.  Robert enjoys all types of Budweiser and Whataburger products.

MIKE TURNER                                              Drums

 

Mike Turner has been playing drums since 1975. Growing up in Alaska, Mike studied Jazz through his fundamental years playing with the Anchorage Jazz Ensemble and throughout junior and high school. During his years in Alaska Mike played with many bands, toured many of the military based, played top 40 and dance, country, funk and was in house band for several years at Chilkoot Charlies. Eventually locating to Seattle he then joins two bands exploring the blues scene, released one of his groups first CD's and then finally settling in Phoenix AZ.

STEVE BELLECI                                              Bass

Steve Belleci on Fender Jazz Bass , was originally a drummer in his teens   He migrated to the bass when his son Mike took up the drums so they could jam together. Having grown up in the ’60s during the musically rich R&B era of Motown and Stax, his bass playing is heavily influenced by bass greats such as Donald “Duck” Dunn, James Jamerson, and  Tower of Power’s Rocco Prestia.

Booking:

The Elements

Surprise Arizona

Email: theelementsband5@gmail.com   

 

Phone:  (602) 882-5801