About 1000 Watt Prophets

1000 Watt Prophets is a power trio of grandmaster musicians bringing the message of their soulful genre-bending sound to crowds everywhere.

Already considered a notorious vocal and instrumental duo prior to forming the band, guitarist Zak Bunce and bassist Denny Richards eventually brought Nashville seasoned drummer Matt Hayes into the fold, birthing the musical three headed dragon known as 1000 Watt Prophets. - a band that is equal parts cohesive vocal group and prodigies of the pocket.


The band specializes in throwing down new takes on old sounds, blending Soul, Americana, Blues, R&B, Rock, Jazz, and Gospel feels into their original compositions as well as interpreting a fun selection of deep cut covers.


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!

Events
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

Festivals
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

Clubs   
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 

Microbreweries 
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