Meet the Band

Paula Richardson Vocals/Keyboard/Percussion/Harp/Social Media

Blacklake PaulaHaving studied music at the University of Maryland and with widespread experience performing with various bands both in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Coast, Paula brings her vocal talents to Sound Investment.  Her lead singing and knack for harmonizing anytime, anywhere are part of what make up the core of Sound Investment’s vocals.  Paula also adds keyboard and solid percussion to the mix.

Butch Valko – Guitar/Vocals/SI’s Founder

Blacklake1Butch began playing professionally at age 14 as a guitar player. In the late 60s and early 70s, his band The Accumulation  played at many Los Angeles-area venues including the Hollywood Palladium and the The Whiskey. He then formed an Orange County area favorite, Sundown Express, which worked with many artists such as The Platters and The Drifters. He was also lucky to work briefly with “The Divine Miss M” Bette Midler. His vocal grit lends itself well to old time rock’n’roll!


Daniel Haller – Keyboards/Musical Director

daniel haller grand kid.jpgDaniel started playing piano and guitar at a very young age. He began serious study of Advanced Music theory, arranging, jazz & classical piano at Mt Hood College, OR. He has graced many stages throughout Portland OR with various jazz quartets and rock bands.  More current, Daniel has played in several local Central Coast Bands and is now the inspirational Musical Director and keyboard player for Sound Investment.



Rob O’Sullivan – Drums/Percussion

Rob’s enthusiasm for drumming started with Big Band Jazz.  He has played at various jazz festivals throughout the country including the Monterey and Greeley Jazz Festivals.  Rob hRobs Photoas laid down the backbeat with various big band, jazz combos, rock and fusion groups.   He now lays down the foundation for the sound that makes Sound Investment a Central Coast favorite.



Michael Nunez – Bass/Vocals

DSC00981After graduating from the prestigious Musician’s Insitute, Michael Nunez moved to the central coast where he played and sang in popular bands such as the Local Vocals.  He owns and operates Michael’s Music Academy, where he personally teaches guitar, piano, drum and also is an accomplished vocal coach. His vocal range is amazing, and he lays down a perfect bass line that provides the foundation for Sound Investment music.


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