Mike Wheeler Band
Saturday, January 7th –
With a vast knowledge of music, and a voice that’s reminiscent of the late Sam Cooke, Mike can sing and play everything so well, that you may forget what the original record even sounds like. From Jazz to Rock, from popular music to Top 40, Mike slides in and out of musical genres with sophistication and ease.
Mike Wheeler is a brilliant staple in the Chicago blues community, playing with and writing songs for a variety of Chicago artists including, Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Peaches Staten, Sam Cockrell, Demetria Taylor, Big Ray and Cadillac Dave. Mike was a well-known member of the Chicago Playboys, a notable band in Chicago, and recorded five albums with this group. Mike has travelled the world as an ambassador for Chicago blues music. He’s travelled to Monaco, France, Switzerland, Spain and Belgium, just to name a few. He’s also shared the stage with the most elite musicians that world has known, including Willie Kent, Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, George Benson, Jimmy Johnson and Shemekia Copeland. Mike was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame in 2014.
The evening also features variété between sets, followed by a late night dance party with DJ Archi!
Featuring Variété Performances by: Gaea Lady
Gaea Lady is an enchantress by nature; a force that will make you feel the earth move. Integrating a lifetime of experience, Gaea cultivates an intentional style that is all her own. She seeks to share knowledge and empower others through her performances, events, nourishment, & instruction. She manifests community everywhere she goes, by forging connections that are grounded in inspiration, mutual support, & self-transformation.