Smoke and Mirrors is a Neo-Classic Rock band from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. When you want people on the dance floor all night long, you want Smoke and Mirrors.  We know how to keep the crowd on their feet, dancing, and thirsty.

The first sign of a great cover band is their sound. Simply put, Smoke and Mirrors sounds amazing. Sometimes as good as the original artists do live. 

The second part of the equation is the show. We, Smoke and Mirrors, actually look like we are having fun at our shows, because…we are.  Joe Jesse plays the guitar behind his head, runs through the crowd, stands in precarious places while playing his guitar.  J.P McInvaille moves and grooves to the music. NASA Bob Denhardt is playing in the pocket while laying down the beats. We understand that it is a SHOW.  

Smoke and Mirrors offer 3 to 4 hours of music each night depending on the needs and budget of the venue. We played a mix of just about everything. Country, Blues, Alternative, Hip Hop, R&B, but excel at new and old classic rock.  We can play tunes from almost any genre.  


If you like the Doors, ZZ Top, Cream, 3 Doors Down, Seven Mary Three, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Metallica, Twisted Sister, Beastie Boys, Chris Stapleton, Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels, and many of your favorite hits.  You will want to come down to check these guys out.

Joe Jesse – Lead Guitar and Vocals

Joe Jesse has been playing guitar since the age of 14. Played his first show with his high school band Deep Six in 1998. Joe Jesse was the vocalist for Myrtle Beach’s 13th Paradox. Was the founder and lead guitarist and vocalist of GrandStranded in 2013. In 2017 formed the Power Trio Smoke and Mirrors.

J.P. McInvaille -Bass Guitar and Vocals

John Paul McInvaille studied piano and saxophone at age 10. That is when he first learned to read music. Then at 13 guitar quickly became his new passion. At 20 J.P. gets a 5 string bass. His band Mass Connection was one of the top bands in Columbia, Sc. in the late 90’s. Then J.P. moves to southern California from 2007-2020 and took his knowledge of music to help him make a living. In August of 2022 he joined Smoke and Mirrors where he feels right at home and hopes to stay.

NASA Bob Denhardt – Drums and Vocals

NASA Bob Denhardt started playing drums at 12 years old. He is self taught. Played in the Baltimore, MD/Washington, D.C. area for many years. Started to sing in the 80’s. He is a left handed percussionist. It’s fun to watch him play…and sign his name.

Nikki Jesse Photography

Smoke and Mirror’s full time Photographer and Social Media Manager. Nikki has been taking high quality pictures for almost 20 years!

Song List

All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix

All Right Now – Free

All Summer Long – Kid Rock

Back In Black – AC/DC

Banditoes – The Refreshments

Basket Case – Green Day

Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers – Z Z Top

Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf

Call Me The Breeze – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Can’t Get Enough – Bad Company

Can’t You See – Marshall Tucker

Cheap Sunglasses – Z Z Top

Cold Shot – Stevie Ray Vaughan

Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd

Country Girl Shake It For Me – Luke Bryan

Creep – Radiohead

Crossroads – Cream

Cumbersome – Seven Mary Three

Dancing Days – Led Zeppelin

East Bound And Down – Jerry Reed

Electric Worry – Clutch

Enter Sandman – Metallica

Eruption/You Really Got Me – VanHalen

Family Tradition – Hank Williams Jr.

Fight For Your Right – Beastie Boys

Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash

Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Gimme Three Steps – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Gin And Juice – The Gourds

Girly – The Refreshments

Good One Comin On – Blackberry Smoke

Hair Of The Dog – Nazareth

Hard To Handle – The Black Crowes

Hotel California – The Eagles

I Drink Alone – George Thorogood & Destroyers

I Wanna Rock – Twisted Sister

Interstate Love Song – Stone Temple Pilots

Just What I Needed – The Cars

Kryptonite – 3 Doors Down

L.A. Woman – The Doors

La Grange – Z Z Top

Life In The Fast Lane – The Eagles

Little Wing – SRV / Hendrix

Long Haired Country Boy – Charlie Daniels

Long Train Runnin – The Doors

Low – Kracker

Mary Had A Little Lamb – Stevie Ray Vaughan

Mary Janes Last Dance – Tom Petty & Heartbreakers

Never Tear Us Apart – INXS

Paranoid – Black Sabbath

Pimps And Preachers – Paul Thorn

Plush – Stone Temple Pilots

Pride And Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughan

Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix

Remedy – The Black Crowes

Roadhouse Blues – The Doors

Rock And Roll All Night – Kiss

Rockin In The Free World – Neil Young

Rooster – Alice In Chains

Runnin Down A Dream – Tom Petty & Heartbreakers

Santeria – Sublime

Sharp Dressed Man – Z Z Top

Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple

Smokin And Drinkin – Everlast

Soul To Squeeze – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Sugar Gimme Some – Trick Daddy Ft. Ludacris

Sultans Of Swing – Dire Straights

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Sweep Child Of Mine – Guns N Roses

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Takin Care Of Business – Bachman Turner Overdrive

Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton

The Middle – Jimmy Eat World

The Wind Cries Mary – Jimi Hendrix

Time – Pink Floyd

Train Train – Blackfoot

Tuesdays Gone – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Tush – Z Z Top

Voodoo Chile Slight Return – Stevie Ray Vaughan

War Pigs – Black Sabbath

We’re An American Band – Grand Funk Railroad

What I Got – Sublime

What It’s Like – Everlast

When I Come Around – Green Day

White House Road – Tyler Childers

You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC

Young Lust – Pink Floyd