the john michael band IS a band of many proffesional Players
John Michael – Lead Vocals/Guitar
John Michael, has been vocalizing since the age of four. John has worked professionally as an impressionist and song and dance performer at the “Great America” theme parks, in Santa Clara, California and Chicago, Illinois. He has performed in Los Angeles, The Bay Area, Santa Cruz and in Monterey, California. He has performed with pianists: Dale Ockerman of The Doobie Brothers, Tony Stead of Sly and The Family Stone. John has also worked with Bay Area guitarists: Hershel Yatovitz of the Chris Isaak band, Dave Walker of The D.B. Walker. He performed with the Santa Cruz, California based Beatles tribute group: The White Album Ensemble. He also performs with Sinatra Tribute group with pianist Will McDougal "Come Fly with me," Celtic groups "Bog Iron" and "The Bog," with guitarist Patrick Golden, and in 2018, he started performing with Kinks Tribute group "The Village Green" formed by pianist Greg Brown, proceeds from CD go to underprivileged children to pay for musical instruments and lessons. John has sung the National Anthem at the Big Sur International Marathon in 2008 through 2018. Columnist Jerry Gervase, of the Monterey Herald wrote of a performance by Michael’s: From Pavarotti to Sinatra, “He was so good that if the Three Tenors had heard him, at least two of them would have hidden out in the witness protection program.”
Markus J. Yamamoto
- Lead Guitar
Keith is a strong and charismatic drummer. He primarily plays in the Monterey based band, Touch'd Too Much. He also plays with the Vinny Johnson Band and Reverend LoveJones & The Sinners.
David "D.B." Walker - Lead Guitar/Vocals
D.B Walker plays great acoustic and electric blues and rock that harkens back to some of the greats like Ry Cooder, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters. D.B. lays a solid foundation with passionate guitar playing and gritty vocals to match. D.B. has his own band and he is also an avid songwriter and music composer.
Avey Gonzales - Bass/Vocals
Keith Graves – Drums/Vocals
Keith specializes in the rhythm section playing both bass and drums laying down a solid foundation for a variety of different styles of music. As well as being the main drummer for the John Michael Band, Keith plays with a myriad of local bands including O'Craven, Ribsys Nickel, CRUZMATIK, Gary Gates Band, Not So Young, Vito & Friends, Seaside Sisters, Sweet Jam, Bog Iron, Steve Throop Group and more!
Keith has played and toured with some noteworthy bands and musicians playing bass, which include Jefferson Starship, Quicksilver Messenger Service, It’s A Beautiful Day, Jerry Miller (Moby Grape) and Terry Haggerty (Sons of Champlin). As well, he has worked with the Bay area’s Kevin Cadogan, former songwriter/guitarist for Third Eye Blind playing drums in the studio recording and playing live gigs. Keith also regularly works and records with Prairie Prince (The Tubes, Todd Rundgren, Jefferson Starship), as well as Jim Thomas, writer and guitarist of The Mermen. He also plays bass in the Jerry Miller & Terry Haggerty Band.