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          With a diverse palette of influences, the Mike MacKenzie Band is a powerful, bluesy, tour-de-force musical unit. Each member adds their personality to the melting pot and a potent brew is cooked up at every performance. From large outdoor stages to more intimate venues, they consistently present their brand of fiery blues-rock with passion and conviction.

          Circa 2011, MacKenzie assembled a group based out of Calgary who could share his appreciation for an eclectic set list and execute it with the necessary rock and roll edge. He had previously been involved in numerous original rock bands, studied jazz at Calgary’s Mount Royal University and had a deep-seeded foundation in the blues. Eventually the stars aligned and he was able to devise a product of all these important ingredients. The band maintains a steady schedule of shows, typically scattered across Western Canada in variety of settings including festivals, bars, hotels and more.

          The MMB is influenced by predecessors such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and The Allman Brothers, but undeniably have a sound all their own. Mike plays guitar and sings, joined by the stellar cast of James Wise (drums), Thomas Hart (bass & backup vocals), Kurtis Downs (guitar) and Steve Fletcher (keyboards). They approach each show as a chance to break new ground, refine their sound and leave their audience inspired.

          The debut Mike MacKenzie album “Natural Causes” was released in 2014, noted for “a substantial level of songwriting craft” by Blues Matters Magazine. More recently, he and the band completed and released the follow-up “Solstice” (October 2017) which Beatroute Magazine calls “a rich and colourful panoramic spectrum of textured music.” So far it has been featured in print, radio and online platforms and can be found in many Alberta record shops, ordered from his website and streamed on all the major services. The band is enjoying playing the new music and aims to continue their ascent towards being a top Canadian act and unforgettable concert experience.

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Bookings/inquiries: mikemackenzieband@gmail.com