Other John Michael Band Members:
The John Michael Band will call upon the following awesome musicians when one of the main band members is not available to do a gig - and we really appreciate them!!
- Lead Guitar/Vocals
Vinny Johnson is a long time popular Santa Cruz, CA blues guitarist and vocalist. He has his own band and also plays with Reverend LoveJones & The Sinners, Carie & The SoulShakers plus many others. Vinny also organizes and hosts regular music jams at The Pocket in Santa Cruz and a Sunday Pro Blues Jam at The Fogbank in Capitola Village, CA.
Will McDougal - Keyboards
Will has been a performing musician for over 10 years. First starting with private piano lessons at age nine, his passion for music grew in middle school, listening to artists like the Doors and Led Zeppelin, and going to Cabrillo College to play in Jazz Bands at night (which performed with Mic Gillette, former Tower of Power trumpeter). Gaining the name "Will the Thrill" from the school band instructor, it was then Will started his own band and knew that music would be the direction his life would go.
David is a jazz/rock/R&B drummer and has a strong soulful voice. David plays in two of his own groups: The Tom & Dave Show with Tom DeFranco, plus MOJO. He also plays regularly with The Chris Patton Trio (jazz & neo soul), The Circuit Breakers Blues Band, Fuego Del Soul (funk R&B) and Individuo. David also fills in with the D.B. Walker Band, the Vinny Johnson Band and many more. In fact, David has been known to drive to the ends of the earth to play a gig if you need him!
Jesse was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California and began playing music at the age of 8. Naturally drawn towards stringed instruments, he quickly immersed himself in the world of electric guitar and bass. Having been in over 12 projects by the time he was 20, Jesse has been working on becoming one of the Bay Area's hot new session players for both live work and studio recording. Heavily influenced by guitarists and bassists alike, his playing style is derived from musicians such as David Gilmour, Jimmy Page, Tiran Porter, Devin Townsend, Troy Sanders, Steve Morse, and many many others. As well as the bass player for the John Michael Band, Jesse is also a key member of MOO, The Band, an original rock band based in the Bay Area.
- Lead Guitar/Vocals
Patrick is the guitarist for O'Craven. He is also an actor, director, writer and voice artist.