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
Robbin, raised in the west Phoenix area, started playing bass at age 13 because of the Beatles. He took up lead guitar at 15 after hearing Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. Like many young guitarists he played in bands in high school and in college. He stopped playing during college and resumed playing again in the late 90's. After retiring from "the steady paying gig" in 2011 and moving back to AZ, he reunited with a couple of classmates and formed a band, gigging off and on in the west valley. Robb has gigged with other bands in Washington state and AZ and likes all music styles except... Well, now it's all about making great music, friends and family and fun in the sun.
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.