The Myakka Band is a very versatile, flexible 4-piece band that also can play a mix of bluegrass, classic rock & roll, blues, and R&B. We like a blend of musical genres that pleases everyone from 7 to 70. We can perform a mini-set of songs by CCR/John Fogerty, the Grateful Dead, John Prine, Tom Petty, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, or Warren Zevon. The main thing that ties our music together is a good, up-tempo, danceable beat. “We want people to be able to dance to our music!” says Brad.
Our band has played many outdoor gigs at such places as Myakka State Park, Parrish School, Lake Manatee State Park, festivals and parades, wedding receptions on the Gulf, Siesta Beach, lawn parties, and special events. We have played private parties: graduations, corporate events, receptions, openings, birthdays, and memorials.
Myakka plays primarily in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, but will travel if required. The basic lineup is Lisa on lead guitar, Brad on guitar and vocals, James on bass and vocals, and Scott on drums and percussion. Lisa can move easily to keyboards, guitar or banjo, which can give the band a completely different sound. We have 3 different amplifier/speaker setups, from 4,000 Watts, to unamplified settings for intimate, indoor gigs.