Callie Chappell & The Whole Band
Performance Time: Saturday June 2, 2018 from 11:30 am - 1 pm

The Whole Band is a fairly new mix of some of the Sarasota 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, which will be available online in mid-June.  Their style ranges from rock, soul, blues, to bluegrass and country.  Their original songs are just as popular and requested by fans as the covers that they put their own unique spin on. Some of those covers are a Zeppelin medley, Prince’s When Doves Cry, CSN’s Suite Judy Blue Eyes, the Allman Brothers’ Whipping Post, and a bluegrass version of Deep Purple’s Smoke on the Water.  

 

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.  He brings out his mandolin on a few songs too. And then there is a third vocalist/guitarist/songwriter, Zack Yoder. Their three-part vocal harmonies are spot on, and really unparalleled  in this area. To top that off, Yoder rips on electric guitar! 

 

Dave Peirce is a world-class pedal steel player and can play any style the band throws at him. JP Coley plays stand up bass and electric bass guitar and is regarded among local musicians as one of the best around.  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!”.