Mike Wheeler Band (US)
06-12-2015@The Gouden Leeuw Dongen The Netherlands.
Mike Wheeler has been playing the blues since the mid 80's.He did his first blues gig with Muddy Waters sideman Lovey Lee in 1984.In the early 90's he played with bassist & vocalist Joan Baby.He then became a member of Cadillac Dave & The Chicago Redhots.He can be heard on their cd" Checking On My Baby".Mike also did a stint in the band Sam Cockrell & The Groove,playing on their cd entitled "I'm In The Business".He met and began performing with Nellie Tiger Travis in 1994.Next he began playing with Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted.He can be heard on their cd "Travelin Lite".In 1998 he joined Big James & The Chicago Playboys.He has played on five cd's with Big James including his latest "The Big Payback Live In Paris" on Blind Pig Records.He then met Peaches Staten and began playing with her band The Grooveshakers.He's on their cd "Live At Buddy Guy's Legends".Mike has performed with Koko Taylor,Buddy Guy,B.B. King,Shemekia Copeland,Jimmy Johnson,Son Seals,Willie Kent and a who's who of today's Chicago Blues!!
Mike uses Elixir Strings.
Larry Williams is a Bass Extraordinaire with unmatched stage presence and charisma.
Cleo Cole began playing drums at the age of 10.He was influenced by his older brother Jethero Cole.
Brian James is keyboardist for The Mike Wheeler Band.He has played and acted as musical director for The Chi-Lites,The Drifters,The Classic Five,Sugar Blue,John Lee Hooker Jr,Chico Banks and Blues Legend Lonnie Brooks.