About us

Who is Steppin’ Out?

The Central Coast’s Finest Dance Band is now into its twelfth year.  Our Santa Maria-based ensemble began in 2009 with the shared vision of Junior Juanich and Mike Arriola. To add  to their own talents, they’ve  brought together the best of musicians in Abraham Robles, Larry Kim,  Joseph Del Giorgio and Bob Santa Cruz. Add to that, carefully-chosen and much-appreciated guest performers, and we have talent, chemistry, and passion! 

Voted the #1 Band in Northern Santa Barbara County in 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, and 2019, Steppin’ Out performs at a variety of events such as concerts, weddings, corporate parties and birthdays.  We consistently draw record-breaking crowds during the Summer Concert in the Park Series, and our Raddison New Year’s Eve Gala has sold out eight years in a row! Our loyal fan following (we affectionately call them  “Steppers”) continues to expand with every show and they often share their enthusiasm on our Steppin’ Out Facebook Page. 

Larry, Junior and Mike


We believe strongly  in the importance of professionalism , enthusiasm and connecting with our audience through personal interaction. As our repertoire evolves,  and our reputation grows, so  does the “Stepper Nation.” Stay safe, everyone, so we can continue seeing  you STEPPIN’ OUT on the dance floor!

Mike gesturing

Mike Arriola

Lead Vocals

The band’s charismatic and multi-talented front man, Mike is the one who gives a Steppin’ Out show its personality.

Junior smiling

Junior Juanich


Co-founder of the band, Junior’s energy and soulfulness on lead guitar keeps the rhythm flowing and his solos take you on epic journeys.

Abraham Robles

Abraham Robles


One of the premier drummers on the Central Coast, Abraham has a style and technique that is unmatched.

Joseph on keys

joseph Del Giorgio


Joseph, our young professor on the keyboard, comes with great musical knowledge and a fresh attitude that inspires his older bandmates.

Larry on sax

larry kim

keys & sax

On keys, vocals and–ooooh…that sax–what Larry brings is professionalism; whether he’s mixing sound or blowing your mind with a sax solo.

Bobby Santa Cruz

Bobby Santa Cruz

Bass Guitar

On bass guitar, and lead vocals, Bob locks in the rhythm section.  He brings fun, wisdom and smooth vocals to our shows.