About the Band
Taking Southwest Florida by storm, The Occasions and their sound have developed and grown in popularity since 2021. Influenced by the greats such as Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, CCR - the Occasions style is fit for all ears and lovers of all genres. As they continue to work on their debut album, The Occasions are currently bringing a high energy performance to local bars and venues across SWFL putting their signature style on music from all era's.
A Musical Collaboration
Coming together to form the group in 2021, the collaborative efforts of The Occasions were born out of a strong desire to do what they loved the most: playing music.
Growing up listening to The Beatles, Nirvana, Prince, and Led Zeppelin, Luke is inspired by Rock n’ Roll of all styles and decades. Besides music, Luke loves his South Florida Sports Teams, going to Disney, playing Catan and Tennis with friends, and anything Star Wars Related
Although Brandon Stevens has been playing guitar and singing since he was 13, music has been of great importance to his life since he was a toddler dancing to The Monkees. Citing Chuck Berry and John Fogerty as his biggest guitar influences, Brandon favors a raunchy, blues-rock style of playing. In his free time, you can usually find him exploring new music, biking, or cooking up breakfast for dinner.
Originally a classically trained cellist, Nathan Bronkema now holds down the low end on bass guitar. From motown to metal and everything in between, Nathan's diverse list of influences feature James Jamerson (everyone), Geddy Lee (Rush), and Justin Chancellor (Tool). If he isn't practicing in his music room, he's likely toiling away in his back yard, eating something interesting, or finding new ways to prank his wife and cat.
Meet the youngest of the bunch, Bobby Pinkerton. Inspired by fellow drummers such as Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band), Benny Greb and Bonzo (Zeppelin)- Bobby loves all genres of music. He grew up listening to southern/classic rock but really enjoys funk/groove bands from @ripelove to @chilipeppers . When he’s not holding down the pocket with us, you can find him hitting the links, out and about with friends, or celebrating Tampa Bay’s championships like he’s on the team.