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What in the world does the name Machaira (ma-kai-ru) mean you ask?

Well, Machaira in Greek actually means Sword! For Machaira, it is all about pure joy and bringing people together. Machaira is a 12-piece band, but not just any band! Machaira represents a broad range of diversity, transposing into a musical stew!


As a contemporary Blues/Rock/Gospel group, Machaira blends their originals with dance to the beat rhythm and harmonies and has an exciting horn section, creating music that draws crowds every time from everywhere and resonates to audiences of all ages!!!

Machaira has also made 7 CD’s, with featured guest artists from:

  • The Doobie Brothers
  • Tower of Power
  • Dwight Yoakam
  • Ricky Skaggs
  • Bourgeois Tagg, and more

Machaira is currently in the studio working on their 8th album!

Montana, here we come

Most recently Machaira has added Guitar legend Marc Cooper who brings an exciting new musical element to the musical stew.

They have also been blessed with a series of music videos and their own show (check out YouTube for past shows and more to come) called Live At Machaira’s House!

Machaira on Stage

  • Over 300 Concerts
  • Has had a beyond memorable tour to Russia and soon to tour the U.S. and then onto Europe!
  • Founded, Hosted and Headlined the annual Northern California event:  Praise In The Mountains, for 30 years!
  • Performed in a Hollywood Movie
  • Presently teamed up with Leon Patillo formally from Santana and performing as his back-up band.