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.


Leelanau Uncaged
Northport Art Association Brush and Fork
New Year's Eve at Crooked Tree Art Center
Northern Michigan Small Farms Conference
Gopherwood Made in Michigan Fundraiser
Barley, BBQ and Beats Cadillac
Blissfest Winter Solstice Celebration

Elk Rapids Summer Sunset Concert Series
Charlevoix Live on the Lake Concert Series
East Jordan Music in the Park
Rocky Top Farms Third Thursday Concert Series
Tru Fit Tiny Parking Lot Concert Series
Coyote Crossing Summer Concert Series
Old Mission Bowers Harbor Park Concert Series
Northport Music in the Park
Bellaire Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Earthwork Harvest Gathering
Depot Music Fest
Cadillac Craft Beer Festival
Cadillac Festival of the Arts
Lake Ann Concert in the Park Festival

Lake Ann Brewing Company
Short's Brewing Company
The Workshop Brewing Company
Union Street Station
The Mitten (Ludington)
Hop Lot
Cellar 1914