About Out of the Blue
Mount Shasta , CA
Out of the blue
Michael Deneau, lead vocals and rhythm guitar: He picked up the guitar at age five and has been playing ever since, He has been writing and performing his own songs for many years, His lead vocals are reminiscent of Clapton; his early influences were Elvis, Willie Nelson, Santana and Led Zeppelin to name only a few. His passion for music only slightly outweighs his versatility and sheer talent. He composed the melodies and wrote the lyrics for the debut self titled release “Out of the Blue” Then the Band improved them…
Bass player Don DeGroft, who was born and raised in Pittsburgh, California, and began playing guitar in his twenties. Later on, he switched to bass guitar as a result of sibling pressure and was influenced by such blues greats as Ray Charles and others. Don has played with Mike for several years, and is one of the most talented bass players in the north state.
Drummer Jimmy Pryor influences include Stewart Copeland and The Dave Mathews Band just to name a couple. He has melded effortlessly with this band, lending his own talent, flavor and input for completion and balance.
Ruben Lopez is the lead guitar player, and is one of the hottest lead guitar players in Northern California. He has Santana like style that is filled with rich soul and feeling along with blazing speed and accuracy in each and every note. He attended the Boston Institute of Music for several years before moving to Mount Shasta and playing with the band.