Meet The Band...

Pete Flores - Lead Vocals

Meet Pete "the Killer" Flores, our talented male lead vocalist. Pete is one of those guys who always has a song in his head, and is a natural entertainer.

Pete's musical influences came from a time when the world and its music was a melting pot of sounds. He grew up through the 60's British Invasion and Motown sound, while adolescing through funk, metal rock and Disco. He has sung lead vocals with various bands in the San Francisco bay area, and enabled us to branch out into different musical styles. He is energetic, a consummate performer, and brings a special something to every song. He also knows his way around the guitar.

Pete is based in Antioch, CA, and when he's not strutting the stage fronting the Max Cruise band he runs a successful roofing business, and is a devoted Grandfather to baby Teddy in L.A.  Come up and say hi -- he's friendly!

Cassandra Miguel - Lead Vocals

Cassandra is a San Francisco native whose love for performing was taken to stage at a young age. Throughout her musical career, she’s held starring roles as Kim in Miss Saigon, Éponine in Les Misérables, Sheila in HAIR, and Cathy in The Last Five Years and supporting leads in Company, Wild Party and RENT. Most recently, she played Linda in RCCT's The Wedding Singer Musical and has sung with cover bands throughout the North Bay. She is a "regular" soloist with the JB Presents company, performing at Great American Music Hall and Marine Memorial Theatre in Holiday Big Band Bash (2017 & 2018), 70s Dance Party (2018) and A Gershwin Portrait (2018).

Cassandra's musical influences span across many genres. She grew up listening to everything from Motown, Jazz, R&B and Disco to Classic Rock and Musical Theatre. Fast forward to present day, Cassandra is thrilled to be joining Max Cruise and covering her favorite songs with some of the top musicians in the Bay Area!

LUCA BROWN - LEAD GUITAR

Luca Brown is a Berkeley based guitarist that plays in a variety of styles. He studied music with an emphasis in Jazz at UC Berkeley, and combines his knowledge of Classical and Jazz harmony with his love of Blues, Rock, and Funk to form an eclectic sound.

He has shared the stage with Paintbox, Glibs, and Amirsaysnothing amongst others.

Luca is currently a guitar teacher, music producer, and session musician by day, playing shows with bands such as Max Cruise by night. His guitar skills are fabulous and we are very glad to have him join the Max Cruise lineup!

 

Ken Haven - Bass Guitar

Ken has been in love with bass guitar ever since he discovered 60’s Motown music and all those great bass lines. As a kid with no budget, he built his first bass guitar in the 7th grade out of pine wood and used headphone guts as pickups. He later graduated to a real bass guitar and amp, and started playing in high school musicals and various rock and roll bands.

Ken began his classical music training all the way back in the 2nd grade. He started with piano, but has also trained on the pipe organ, clarinet, baritone horn, and most recently, drums. However, he never left his true love -- the bass. Through the years he has played bass and keyboards in countless rock bands, a few country bands, and even a funk band. He enjoys his role as co-founder and bassist in Max Cruise because of the band’s high level of musicianship, the variety of music, and the fact that everyone has fun and isn’t afraid to show it!

Gordon provides the keyboard backing we need to handle Max Cruise's diverse, high energy set list. Whether it's a crunchy Santana rock organ, a cutting Van Halen synth, a funky Stevie Wonder riff, or an energetic Skynyrd piano, his skill on the keys has taken the band to a whole new level. Gordon started playing at the age of five. He was sent to classical piano lessons for years before rebelling and playing rock and pop tunes from the radio instead. Gordon loves music of all genres, with influences spanning Coldplay, Brian Eno, Elton John, Billy Joel, Gary Numan, Queen, Stevie Wonder and Ultravox.


Gordon and his family are based in Pleasanton and, in our humble opinion, is one of the best keyboard players in the Bay Area!

Andy Brown - Drums

Andy Brown began playing drums since the age of 8 progressing from elementary though high school. During that timeframe, he played in school concert, symphonic, and jazz bands. While attending college participating in athletics, Andy took a break from music to focus on school and sports. Several years later, he developed the urge to get back in the scene, influenced by the 2007-2008 Police Reunion Tour and one of his former clients.

Andy loves to play many genres of music influenced by multiple drummers - the likes of: Stewart Copeland, Steve Jordan, Joe Morello, Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro just to name a few.

Andy gained live music experience in various SF bay area bands: more recently Rock Crisis, Embraceable Youth, and we are very lucky to have him in Max Cruise since early 2018.

Andy is a Personal Trainer in his day job in the Walnut Creek area and he brings all of the energy to the Max Cruise show!!

 

SPECIAL GUESTS:

Jane Cresswell - Guest Lead Vocals

Jane joined the Max Cruise band on stage for several shows in recent years including Pleasanton Concert in the Park in summer of 2018. She is a talented vocalist with great Bay Area bands such as the Groove Doctors.

MICHAEL "WAYNE" FEIOCK - LEAD GUITAR, VOCALS

Michael "Wayne" Feiock's musical experience began when he watched the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. From there, he got a guitar for Christmas and it all began. At the age of 12, he formed his first band, toured with the USO, and played other festivals around his home State of Kentucky.   He played with various bands in his teens, and at the age of 20, was asked to put a house band together for a local club. He formed the band "Heritage," who would later go on tour and share the stage with the likes of The Box Tops, The Buckinghams, The Platters, Tommy James and the Shondells, Billy Joe Royal, and MANY more.  Their touring took them all over the Eastern United States and they ended up in Boston, where they signed with the same management company who handled Boston and Aerosmith. Once Michael realized how tough the music industry was, he went back to school and graduated from Indiana University.  However, he never gave up music and continued to play with many local and regional bands on a part time basis. He met and teamed up with a songwriter from Louisville and released their first record as the band, "Romeo Laureano," who shared the stage with the likes of The Neville Brothers, Men at Work, Eddie Money, Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, and On and On and One.  After that, Mike regrouped with some of his fomer band members from the '70's to form "Decades"...one of Louisiville's finest dance bands that included 8 musicians with a full horn section.  He moved to the Gulf Coast in 2006, where he worked as a solo artist for 5 years.  He eventually found his way to California, and co-founded the band "Max Cruise". Mike has retired and lives in Southwest Florida with his wife Stephanie.

 

Camden Doolittle - Guest Lead Vocals

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Camden has made her passion for singing an absolute focus of her life. She has regularly played in front of audiences all over the Bay Area and has also performed nationally. High chance you’ve seen Camden perform at many hotspots in your very own hometown. 
Camden has been singing professionally for over 18 years, in everything from lead roles in musical theatre productions to singing lead in bands. In her most recent band, she played with a guitarist who’s played with Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Credence Clearwater and Rod Stewart. Camden also dabbled in recording backup vocals for various hip hop groups.

In addition to leading bands, Camden is also a professional singing coach - she provides private singing lessons to youth and adults throughout the Tri-Valley. Aside from voice coaching, Camden also heads up the vocal training at “JJ Music Camps” -- a local kids rock band camp based out of Danville, CA.

Elise Go - Guest Lead Vocals

Elise joined us for shows in 2017-2018 at WiseGirl and for the Brentwood Starry Nights concert in summer 2018. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Elise brings a powerful vocal performance and stage presence.