Our Stories

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.

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!

    Marty Black learned to play drums during the mid-‘60s, but then took 40 years off,      rarely picking up drumsticks while he traveled the world with the US Navy and then      American Airlines.  Choosing the Central Coast for retirement, Marty was inspired to      take up the drums again by Dave Hollister with “Unfinished Business.” He and Steve     Hilstein of Music Motive coached Marty to the point where he was able to play well      enough to join Rock Odyssey.  This is a huge step up for Marty, and he is thrilled to      be part of such a good band.

Marty Black learned to play drums during the mid-‘60s, but then took 40 years off, rarely picking up drumsticks while he traveled the world with the US Navy and then American Airlines. Choosing the Central Coast for retirement, Marty was inspired to take up the drums again by Dave Hollister with “Unfinished Business.” He and Steve Hilstein of Music Motive coached Marty to the point where he was able to play well enough to join Rock Odyssey. This is a huge step up for Marty, and he is thrilled to be part of such a good band.

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.

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.

Will Dunbar is a song stylist and boogie woogie man on the piano. This fellow has traveled extensively playing music with his wife, Anne, bringing song and stories to all. His dancing feet and ready smile bring entertainment value to his performances. Will also sings and plays guitar in every style imaginable. He writes beautiful music while Anne brings her poetry to their original tunes. Every ready to play and try something new, 
Will is a troubadour and all pianos sing under his touch. Look for “The House Of Dunbar” in a club near you!

Will Dunbar, Keyboard

Will Dunbar, Keyboard

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.

Darlene has had a passion for music and performance since she was a little girl, taking piano lessons, singing in choir, playing the clarinet, acting in plays, and 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 on her free time. She would dream of one day being the lead singer in a rock band herself looking up to artists like Joan Jett, Pat Benetar, 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

Darlene Azevedo, Vocalist