VOCALS / PIANO
British singer, pianist and guitarist Mike Sanchez is one of the most exciting and charismatic performers of Rhythm & Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll in the world today. His indelible image as a frenetic front man, pumping powerful boogie-woogie from the piano in a soaking red suit, has won him fans from all over the world and attracted a following from many famous rock and blues legends who have lined up to work with him.
Mike enjoyed four years as a full-time member of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, fronting the band from 2001 alongside Georgie Fame, Beverly Skeete, Albert Lee, Andy Fairweather-Low and Eddie Floyd on their annual world tours. The Rhythm Kings released their album ‘Just for a Thrill’ and a fabulous DVD filmed during January 2004 titled ‘Let The Good Times Roll’, both featuring Mike’s extensive roll as a member of the ex-Rolling Stones bassist’s touring band.
In December 07 he was invited to appear as a guest vocalist with Bill Wymans’s Rhythm Kings at one of the most publicised musical events of the year – the final Led Zeppelin reunion at London’s 02 Arena, a tribute to the memory of the late Ahmet Ertegun, founder of Atlantic Records. Mike performed alongside such soul legends as Ben E King, Percy Sledge and Sam Moore.
Mike is currently involved in a number of recording projects and touring line-ups, most notably his 6-piece outfit Mike Sanchez and his Band featuring child prodigy Oliver Darling on guitar, ex-Biscuit Boy bassist Al Gare, Mike’s long term drummer Mark Morgan, Nick Lunt on baritone sax (Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra) and Martin Winning on tenor sax (Van Morrison). This bands performances continuously receive fabulous reviews throughout the blues and rockin’ scenes across the UK and Europe.
Just released is Mike’s new album – «You Better Dig It»- Doopin02
released on Mike’s own UK label and on-line store, Doopin Music at www.doopin.com.
The long-awaited release from rhythm and blues madman, Mike Sanchez!
That’s right – The Sanch is back and he’s got a real reason to rock! Mike is in the driver’s seat for 19 tracks of high-velocity rock’n’roll and soulful, down-home blues, designed to satisfy your soul. YOU BETTER DIG IT, YOU HEAR?