About 1000 Watt Prophets

"Soulful vocals blend with tight harmonies and road tested musicianship to create a new twist on old sounds."

1000 Watt Prophets was born at the crossroads where Soul Music meets Americana.  Featuring the lead vocals of Zak Bunce with harmonies from Denny Richards and Will Jerkiewicz on drums and percussion, a 1000 Watt Prophets show takes you on a journey from the jazz club to the juke joint, through the dance club and even into a tent revival or two (we are Prophets, after all!).  Some call this style of music New Retro, we just call it a great time!

1000 Watt Prophets are:
Zak Bunce: vocals/guitar
Denny Richards: bass/vocals
Will Jurkiewicz: drums

1000 Watt Prophets also breaks down to a duo for smaller venues and for events with smaller budgets, and will also occasionally augment the band with a keyboardist for special events.  Contact us for more info!

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

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