Kevin Michaels Enigma Project  delivers a show comprised of high quality jazz, swing, blues, funk, r&b, rock, and reggae styles that often morph from rock into jazz/latin and at times crosses jazz into jazz/rock, r&b/funk/reggae styles. The band does its own arrangements to all types of original and cover songs of music which covers broad musical spectrums. Each song that is delivered is unique packed with power to extremely subtle details, with deep heavy groove and great time, while delivering wonderful feels! This band starts growing on you from the moment you hear it. Over time, you realize that you've been missing quality music for longer than you thought. For those not familiar with the band, the music and musicianship presented gives you a deeper understanding of what true music really is and stands for...GREAT !
We perform tributes to the following artists:
Johnnie Guitar Watson
We also perform other forms of music, such as country/cajun/zydeco, Rhythm and Blues, Blues (traditional through modern), and progressive through old styles such as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Perry Como, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Paul Anka, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Mercer, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, as well as other artists.
We also offer our band, crafting it specifically to your themed event(s), like the band specific attire for the occassion, such as, dress wear, shoes, costumes, including performing on vintage to modern instruments, including customized staging and sound systems specific to your venue. We also can write and arrange any song that you love, as well as writing new songs that are specific to your event(s).
Kevin Michaels writes and arranges all types of music. He is a wonderful and powerful producer of all types of music, video, including artistic, musical, and stage events. Along with Kevin’s great sense of errotic humor, he has great ears, he tracks, mixes, masters songs from singles to albums, edits videos, film, and; a very good director for any type of artistic event that he becomes involved in. Kevin also teaches his drum craft, and written comprehensive books on drumming called “Masters of Drumming: The Complete Guide to Professional Drumming” ©2004; and, another, “Developing In Your Face Dominance, Fierceness and Subtlety in Drumming” ©2005. Both books were published by Deep Water Publishing Company. Kevin specializes in live and recorded sound reinforcement. He also designs, consults, and builds music studios. Kevin started his Official music career when Carl Wilson asked him to perform on the Beach Boys "Holland" Album. He also received Credits on the recent 2013 Beach Boy album called “Made in California,” as well as their 1973 “In Concert” album, that he helped mix (uncredited) along with numerous other credits for other artists throughout his extensive career. Kevin also has a 2006 Audio/Visual credit on the Jack Nicholson/Leonardo DiCaprio filmed called “The Departed.”
As part of the Mattie’s Blues Cafe band lineup, Kevin Ray Putzier (Keys/Vocs/Horns,) joined us mid October 2017 until closing. Riki Hendrix on Guit/Vocs., became a regular player on the band too. To note, we had other great talent on the band, Tobi Hero (guit).
ENTER THE YEAR 2018
After Mattie’s Blues Cafe (Apple Valley, California) closed up its doors on December 8th 2017, we got a couple of others to join in on our Rock City live concert, which was performed via live video on March 7th 2018.