Our Stories

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 guitarist, 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 ‘70s, ’80s, and '90s. Songs from Rick Springfield, Journey, Tom Petty, Pat Benatar, Bad Company, The Cars, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett, Fleetwood Mac, Van Halen, and 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.

Darlene Azevedo has been passionate about music and performance since she was a little girl, taking piano lessons, singing in choir, playing the clarinet, acting in plays, dancing in ballet, tap, and Mexican Folklorico. Watching her dad play bass in a Christian rock band touring in the Bay Area in the 80s and 90s inspired her to practice singing at home in her free time. She would dream of one day being the lead singer in a rock band! She looked up to artists like Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, and Debbie Harry. Her early vocal influences include the sounds of Patsy Cline, Aretha Franklin, and Dolly Parton, and later Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani, and Amy Winehouse. Rock Odyssey is the first band Darlene has been a member of and it is a dream come true!  She is thrilled to be the lead female vocalist, play a little harp, and share this time with the other amazing musicians of Rock Odyssey.

Darlene Azevedo, 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 of 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!

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 one of the longest-joining members of Rock Odyssey since 2015. 

Donnie Caravayo, Lead Guitarist

Chad Fortin, Drummer

Chad Fortin joined Rock Odyssey in 2020 bringing many years of experience not only as a drummer but also working in the Music and DJ industry. He has a strong work ethic and always brings a positive attitude. He enjoys playing classic rock music with Rock Odyssey!