About 1000 Watt Prophets

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

Featuring the soulful vocals of Zak Bunce, 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
Dennis Rathnaw: drums
Peter Murphy and/or Al Jankowski: keyboards (and sax when Al is playing)

1000 Watt Prophets also performs as a duo or trio for smaller venues and for events with smaller budgets.  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!

L-R: Peter Murphy, Zak Bunce, Dennis Rathnaw, Denny Richards

L-R: Peter Murphy, Zak Bunce, Dennis Rathnaw, Denny Richards


Earthwork Harvest Gathering -  Lake City, MI 

Depot Music Fest - Cadillac, MI 



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  

Rocky Top Farms Third Thursday Concert Series - Ellsworth, MI 

Gopherwood Made in Michigan Fundraiser - Cadillac, MI 



The Mitten Bar - Ludington, MI 

Union Street Station - Traverse City, MI 

East Park Tavern - Charlevoix, 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 


Other Venues 

Olives and Wine - Traverse City, MI   

Cafe Sante - Boyne City, MI   

The Noggin Room - Petoskey, MI 

Top of the Park - Traverse City, MI 

Hotel Indigo - Traverse City, MI 

Holiday Inn West Bay Beach - Traverse City, MI