mikebandlongstockThe Mike MacKenzie Band L-R: Kurtis Downs (Guitar), 
Mike MacKenzie (Vocals/Guitar), James Wise (Drums) and Thomas Hart (Bass).
Mike MacKenzie is a guitarist, singer and songwriter based out of Calgary, Alberta. These days most of his musical efforts are focused towards his live band, songwriting and always playing lots of guitar. Inspired by groups such as Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and The Allman Brothers among many others, he finds his own sound in a progressive styling of blues-rock.

Mike’s experience is shaped through being in multiple rock bands, studying at jazz college, attending blues jams, writing, recording, teaching guitar and plenty of live performances. Currently the Mike MacKenzie Band maintains a steady itinerary of shows all over Western Canada and he is at work on his second album. His first release “Natural Causes” is a collection of eleven original songs he put out in 2014 and offers an eventful listening experience through several 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, Mike was able to create something he says he is happy with but plans to build upon and enhance. He is enjoying the process of recording his new album and is excited to unveil it sometime this coming winter.

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 soon embark on another original project. Always churning out new music and working towards his next best song or performance, his goal is for continued and increased success in Canada and beyond.

Check out his album Natural Causes on BandCamp: