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Based out of Calgary, Alberta, Mike MacKenzie is a dynamic guitarist, singer and songwriter. For the last number of years, he has been writing and recording music for his solo project and touring with the Mike MacKenzie Band in addition to other projects. Inspired by such groups as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix and Gov’t Mule, his own sound is often described as heavy southern blues-rock.

Mike’s musical experience is sculpted from being in original rock bands, studying at jazz college, attending blues jams, teaching guitar and years of experimenting with his own writing/recording techniques. Currently, the Mike MacKenzie Band maintains a steady itinerary of shows all over Western Canada and he is set to release his second album “Solstice” in October 2017. His first album “Natural Causes” (2014) is a collection of eleven original songs and offers an eventful listening through many veins of rock. Being called “a richly diverse selection but always interesting” by Classic Rock Society and “a substantial level of songwriting craft” by Blues Matters Magazine, he is excited to get the new CD out and sees it as a marked improvement in all areas.

Despite a full schedule with the MMB, Mike also plays live in Canada’s only Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band Swamp Music and has plans to embark on another original project soon. He is also available for session guitar work (see contact page) either from his home studio or elsewhere and occasionally ventures into live playing, co-writing and producing for other artists’ projects. Mike’s music and videos can be found across the web on all the major social media sites as well as several Alberta record stores.