Peace - Love - Dove - Beads - Bells - Incense, Hare Krishna and Power to the People!
Bacchus Lotus is classic rock band playing a wide variety of rock, funk and dance music from the 70's to modern with an original twist.
With over 30+ years of experience this band will rock you with great vocal harmonies, tight rhythms and superb music selection to get your night moving.
Friends since high school members Charlie Eckhardt, Matt Bayens, Jeff Radke and Rich Zoran display a unique connection on stage that is apparent to the audience and fun to experience.
Charlie Eckhardt - Keys/Trumpet/Vocals
Charlie Eckhardt, trumpet player and keyboardist, was born in Sheboygan Wisconsin and was one of 9 children to late bassist and composer Charlie Eckhardt Sr. 9 kids, 9 proficient musicians growing up in a musical family is what started Charlie on his musical journey. Now a music teacher at Gibraltar school district in Door County, Charlie's life is filled with his passion. On the weekends he likes to rock out with his best friends.
Matt Bayens - Drums
Drummer Matt Bayens got his start in the Sheboygan area drum and bugle groups as a youth. Matt's intricate drumming style is apparent on the drum kit as well displaying tight rhythms and a solid beat. Matt's first rock band was with his good grade school friend and bassist Jeff Radke.
Jeff Radke - Bass Guitar/Vocals
Bassist Jeff Radke and Matt Bayens started out in a band called "Co-Pilot". At a young age Jeff love to rock out to early Led Zepplin and Alice Cooper. Co-Pilot played gigs while the 2 attended Jr High School. One day in 1979 at the lunch table at North High School in Sheboygan, Matt Bayens said to Rich Zoran "well, when are we going to get this band together".
Rich Zoran - Guitar/Vocals
Guitarist Rich Zoran and Charlie Eckhardt also grew up together since grade school. Rich and Charlie started to write songs on the bus ride home in 8th grade when they realized they had a knack for it. Rich's uncle and guitarist Carl Hert was a major influence in Rich's drive to play guitar. Carl's band would practice in Rich's grandma's basement when Rich was just a few years old. When Rich was 18 years old he cashed in his childhood life insurance policy and bought a guitar and amp. The rest is history.