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David Apodaca, Lead Guitarist

David Apodaca, Lead Guitarist

A local assembly of musicians who love to play classic rock tunes joined the vision of their Band Leader and lead Guitatist, David Apodaca, to build a group that can recreate that authentic sound. David has toured internationally and has formed this group to play the songs we all enjoy. We are "Classic Rock Odyssey" playing rock songs from the 70's 80's and 90's time period. Songs from Rick Springfield, Journey, Tom Petty, Pat Benatar, Bad Company, The Cars, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett, Fleetwood Mac, Van Halen, AC/DC, just to name a few. We are located in the Central Coast town of Arroyo Grande California. Playing at venues all around the central coast from Paso Robles to Santa Barbara. We will entertain audiences at venues such as Private events, Corporate functions, Colleges, reunions, weddings, festivals, wineries, Fairs, City sponsored special events.We invite you to join our e-mail contact list so that you can be notified of our upcoming concert schedule.

Michael Nunez, Vocalist

Michael Nunez, Vocalist

After graduating from the prestigious Musician‘s Institute, Michael Nunez moved to the central coast where he played and sang in popular bands such as Local vocals, The blues dogs, and Sound Investment.  He owns  and operates Michael's music Academy, and with over 30 years experience, he personally teaches guitar, bass, piano, drums, ukulele, Mandolin, Music theory and harmony to all ages and levels, and also is an accomplished vocal coach. His main instrument in the band is his voice. His dream has always been to be the lead male vocalist for a Classic rock band, where he helps to provide The Message to all classic rock fans.
Now enter :  Rock Odyssey!

Steve Hilstein, Drummer

Steve Hilstein, Drummer

STEVE HILSTEIN has played in bands since he could hold a pair of drum sticks. A graduate of Percussion Institute Of Technology (Musicians Institute) in Hollywood, recording artist, producer, drum teacher, founder of The Drum Circuit drum shop, Music Motive music school, Bucket Busters bucket drumming group, and Unshakable Music in San Luis Obispo where he has lived since 1980. 

Steve’s been a member of many notable bands including the Bar Sharks, Scarlet Furies, Oasis Band, Nataly Lola Band, Stereo Steve, Monte Mills, Garden Party, numerous worship bands, and many others. Though he was raised on ROCk N’ ROLL, his career has allowed him the pleasure playing just about every musical style known to man.

Rock Odyssey band members have played in other groups who played in venues across the country and internationally. Guitarist Donnie Caravayo's band " Strike Force" was well known in the Bay area. Donnie is the one of the longest joining members of Rock Odyssey since 2015. 

Donnie Caravayo, Lead Guitarist

Donnie Caravayo, Lead Guitarist

Charlie Criner, Bassist

Charlie Criner, Bassist

Charlie Criner started playing bass in 1987. He learned to play by ear listening to players like Steve Harris and Chris Squire, and years later, moved on to studying the studio greats like Donald “Duck” Dunn and Tony Levin, both of whom inspire him the most today. He has been in several bands on the central coast over the last 30 years, and despite his earliest metal influences, is known for having a less is more approach to bass.  His main bass is a U.S. Fender Precision, and has a Jazz bass as a backup. Live, he plays through Aguilar amps and cabs.

Chara Lee, Keyboardist

Chara Lee, Keyboardist