The Whole Band is a mix of some of the Sarasota, FL area’s most talented musicians. They are quickly gathering a large local fan base and have just released their first CD, the Whole Band: Live at Blase’ Cafe. Their live show is something to behold, with an amazing blend of original music and mind blowing covers that showcase the exceptional musicality of the Whole Band. Their roots are wide, weaving in americana, blues, rock, bluegrass, country and R&B. With super tight three-part harmonies, poignant original lyrics and a groove all of their own, they leave listeners with smiles in their hearts!
Lead singer/guitarist Callie Chappell is an award-winning songwriter with a soulful, soaring voice that goes right to the heart. Also on super smooth lead vocals and adding incredible guitar skills and songwriting is Kevin Thompson. Add the young prodigy, Zack (can play and sing anything) Yoder to the mix and the blend is complete and heavenly.
Dave Peirce is a world-class pedal steel player and can play any style the band throws at him. Master of the groove, JP Coley plays stand up bass and electric bass guitar. Finally, keeping it all together is the very much in demand and versatile Steve Apostoli on drums and cajon.
Fans have described the band as “magical”, “amazing” “the best band around”, “tight” “a love fest”, and “fun!”.