John Welton & The Awakening
The Mousetrap – Indianapolis, IN
Fri. May 1st // Ages 21+ // Music @ 10pm
$5 Early Bird./ $8 Late Lizard / $10 DOS
Event Lighting by Liqud Lights
John Welton & The Awakening is a band that is sure to leave your heart full, and your dancing shoes worn-out! Every song seems to speak directly the listener in a way that makes them feel like they have just found someone who truly understands them, like they just made a new friend. It’s time for The Awakening..Can you feel it?
The Awakening consists of…
Brad Kepperley ~ Trombone & Vocals
Ryan Mitiska ~ Keyboards & Vocals
Jon-o Yowell ~ Bass & Vocals
Erik Diaz ~ Drums, Percussion & Vocals
Mikial Robertson ~ Lead Guitar & Vocals
Lyndsey Stropkey ~ Vocals
John Welton ~ Guitar and Vocals
John Welton and The Awakening
John Welton & The Awakening is a band that is sure to touch your heart and keep you dancing. Every song seems to speak directly to all who within earshot. With cleverly written lyrics, humor, big harmonies and a genuine connection to the crowd, this is a band that ALWAYS leaves an impact on any event they attend.
It’s time for The Awakening..Can you feel it?
The Awakening consists of …
Brad Kepperley~ trombone and vocals
Steve Horvath~ Bass, electric guitar and vocals
Jeremy Canonico~ Drums and vocals
John Welton ~ Guitar and vocals
Mikial Robertson has shared concert billing with national artists including: Huey Lewis and the News, Greensky Bluegrass, Afroman, Zach Deputy, Seven Walkers (Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead) Kyle Hollingsworth Band (member of String Cheese Incident), Eoto, Terrapin Flyer, Cornmeal, That 1 Guy, Roots of Creation, Ali Baba’s Tahini(Jake Cinninger of Umphrey’s McGee), Papadosio, Pnuma Trio, Chicago Farmer, The Why Store and many more talented musicians.
He was an original member of John Paul’s Cybertribe with Steve Hunt(Alan Holdsworth band) on keys and Dave Buda( Boston Pops Symphony) on bass and Steve Michaud (Mahavishnu Tribute tour) on drums. He also accompanied Josh Logan( NBC”The Voice”) four years and played bass on his first CD “Nobody’s business”
A native of Indiana, Robertson received his first guitar at the age of three, and was performing by the age of seven. Dedicating his life to the study and performance of music. Learning from some of the jazz greats including Jerry Bourgonzi and John Paul Richter! Mikial Robertson released his first solo CD in 2005. “Simulator” is a self produced funk fusion guitar album. Always at the forefront of guitar innovation utilizing synthesizers and computers to control images with his guitar. He has been featured in many publications including Guitar Player magazine!
Wanting to get tack to the basics Mikial released his second CD “Fireside Philosopher” in 2012. Its an eclectic mix of witty lyrics, sophisticated acoustic guitar and driving hand percussion. This self produced solo album is available online at Itunes Amazon and CD Baby.
Currently Mikial is doing something new and different. He calls it “slaptappin jamlooping!” using technics he discovered while working on his acoustic album. His live shows currently feature him on-stage accompanied by percussion and vocals. He plays guitar like no one else, using funk bass and flamenco styles he creates backing loops in the moment, building and improvising as he goes, pulling off amazing fusion tapestries, one might call it ADM(acoustic dance music) a unique performer with a world beat fusion sound and is inspiring audiences everywhere with his impassioned live performances.
May 1, 2020 09:00 PM
 03:00 AM
Fri, May 01, 2020 
John Welton & The Awakening – Friday, May 1st
The Mousetrap Bar & Grill 5565 N. Keystone Ave., Indianapolis, IN. 46220