16 Paces is a unique Variety Duo from Milwaukee, WI with a complete full band sound featuring exceptional 2-part vocal harmonies. Scott & Mike trade lead & harmony vocals so effortlessly it is often difficult to tell who is singing what part. Electronic sequenced drums along with Mike's lead guitar & Scott's bass make for a terrific full band sound. Although 16 Paces is primarily a pop/rock variety band,, they can lean on their steep country roots to perform an impressive show completely of country music from Classic Outlaw Country through today.. You will hear everything from Tom Petty, Sublime, Collective Soul, Elvis, Alanis Morissette, to Haggard, Jones, Waylon & Cash and everything in between at a 16 Paces show. 16 Paces is an ideal choice for small clubs, afternoon or early evening festival slots & corporate events.
The duo performed exclusively as a house band at "Historic" Scotty's Bar & Pizza in Milwaukee for several years since its inception in 2013 for several years before recently branching out to perform at other venues.. 16 Paces currently performs at shows at festivals, beer gardens, corporate events, & other venues in Southeast Wisconsin.
Mike sings lead & harmony vocals & plays lead guitar. Mike can play the heaviest rock tunes as well as some of the hottest “chicken pickin” guitar style found in country music. Mike also features a soulful voice on many classic tunes that is sure to please all crowds. In addition to being a seasoned singer/guitarist, Mike is also a past Vice President of the “Wisconsin Country Music Association” (WCMA), WCMA emcee, and has been a presenter at the prestigious WAMI awards show. Mike's many influences include Ralph Mooney, Eddie Van Halen, Bruce Springsteen, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Angus Young, Garth Brooks, and Joe Cocker among many others.
Scott is a terrific lead vocalist and sings ultra-tight harmony vocals in addition to playing bass guitar. Scott is also a multi-instrumentalist who can play lead guitar and drums as well as the bass. Scott is a well-known & respected veteran of many Milwaukee area bands over the years. Among Scott's many influences are Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Billy Sheehan, Crosby, Stills, & Nash and many more.