About 1000 Watt Prophets

Introducing themselves as purveyors of "Soulful Americana," 1000 Watt Prophets was born from the musical partnership of Zak Bunce and Denny Richards. After spending 15 years creating numerous memorable duos and collaborating in various short-lived bands, they decided to gather the finest musicians from Northern Michigan to establish a powerhouse group. Built upon their enduring synergy and unwavering musical foundation, Zak and Denny have transformed the band into a regional favorite. 

1000 Watt Prophets fearlessly fuses Soul, Americana, Blues, R&B, Rock, Jazz, and Gospel elements, both in their original compositions and their captivating renditions of deep cut covers and a few beloved classics. With years of performing together under their belts, Zak and Denny's harmonious vocals blend seamlessly, while their almost mystical musical connection sets them apart from their contemporaries.

Influences: The Wood Brothers, Nathan Rateliff and the Night Sweats, John Hiatt, The War and Treaty, Leon Bridges, Tom Waits, Chris Stapleton, Mayer Hawthorne, The Band, Tom Petty, Motown, Stax, Traditional Jazz, World Beat Music.  And all of the music that influenced the above!

Leelanau UnCaged - Northport, MI 
Northport Art Association Brush and Fork - Northport, MI 
New Year's Eve at Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey, MI 
Northern Michigan Small Farms Conference - Traverse City, MI
Gopherwood Made in Michigan Fundraiser - Cadillac, MI 
Barley, BBQ, and Beats - Cadillac, MI

Concert Series 
Summer Sunset Concert Series - Elk Rapids, MI
Live on the Lake Concert Series - Charlevoix, MI
Music in the Park - East Jordan, MI
Rocky Top Farms Third Thursday Concert Series - Ellsworth, MI
Tru Fit Tiny Parking Lot Concert Series - Traverse City, MI
Coyote Crossing Summer Concert Series - Cadillac, MI
Old Mission Bowers Harbor Park Concert Series - Traverse City, MI
Northport Summer Concert Series - Northport, MI

Earthwork Harvest Gathering -  Lake City, MI
Depot Music Fest - Cadillac, MI 
Cadillac Craft Beer Festival - Cadillac, MI
Cadillac Festival of the Arts - Cadillac, MI

Lake Ann Concert in the Park Festival - Lake Ann, MI

The Mitten Bar - Ludington, MI
Union Street Station - Traverse City, MI
East Park Tavern - Charlevoix, MI
Thirsty Fish Bar and Grille - Traverse City, MI
City Park Grill - Petoskey, MI 

The Filling Station - Traverse City, MI
Hop Lot Brewing Company - Suttons Bay, MI
Raven Brewing & BBQ  - Cadillac, MI
The Workshop - Traverse City, MI
Lake Ann Brewing Company - Lake Ann, MI
Fresh Coast Brewing - Traverse City, MI
Beards Brewing - Petoskey, MI