THE BAND - UNUSUAL SUSPECTS
Michael is a passionate lifelong music lover who has been singing in Bands throughout his academic and professional career. Michael is a power house lead vocalist with a natural stage presence that can inject a lot of fun and humor into each performance. With the UnUsual Suspects, Michael has the opportunity to perform some of his favorite classic songs that he grew up along with many new favorites from today’s most popular new artists. Michael is certainly a performer that you would want to see live at a UnUsual Suspects performance.
Mark has been a lifelong music fan and started early performing on the Trumpet, French and Eb horns in School Orchestras and Marching Bands. Missing the Band camaraderie after college, Mark self-taught himself the electric Bass guitar and started playing with friends at parties and clubs in local rock bands.
Mark has been a fixture on the local band scene for many years and has performed with a variety of artists in many venues.
Mark also has performed duties as a band sound mixing engineer in clubs on the Sunset Strip, Ventura Theatre and many other local venues.
Phil started playing guitar in Jr High School and continued on with his musical passion to play in a variety of rock cover bands, original bands and dance/party bands. Phil has also played drums in High School and College marching and pep bands. Phil has written over 50 original compositions and has performed many of his songs on TV shows in the 1980’s. Phil enjoys travel and volunteer work with the Boy Scouts, Special Olympics, and numerous Cancer charities. Music is a big part of Phil’s life and he has been blessed to be able to share with others.
Scott is a talented guitarist and vocalist that had been playing rock, jazz, country and blues in numerous professional bands around the SoCal area for many years. Some of his many career highlights were performances at the Majestic Ventura Theatre, Conejo Valley Days, Oxnard Earth Day, California Strawberry Festivals and other numerous Fairs and Festivals around California. Scott has worked with music legends such as bluesman Joe Houston and 50’s icons the Drifters. Scott has also shared the stage with members of the Brian Setzer Orchestra and the Tonight Show Band. Scott loves sharing his music talents with the local community.
Stephan's musical adventure started at the age of 5 when his parents bought him his first drum set. From forming bands with friends in the neighborhood to advanced lessons with master percussionist Hank Bellson, Stephan has developed an appreciation for all genre's of music. Stephan has spent decades in the Southern California music scene, writing, recording and performing in many of the top venues and clubs including the Roxy, Madame Wong's, Troubadour and the Country Club. Today, Stephan continues to express his love to perform as a top notch drummer for the UnUsual Suspects.