Steel Notes Magazine Spring 2017 - Page 5

www.steelnotesmagazine.com Steel Notes Magazine Alexxis: How old were you when you first got interested in music? Mike: I was very interested in music at a young age. In grade 2, I was asked to do an airband performance for summer camp. They dressed me up like Gene Simmons from Kiss. We were performing " I Was Made For Loving You". Looking into the crowd and hearing the loud music, I was immediately hooked to the stage. Alexxis: Do you come from a musical family? Mike: I come from a very musical family, on my mom's side. My mother still performs as a singer to this day, and I couldn't be prouder! Alexxis: Who were your earliest musical influences? singer-songwriter JB Sky By Alexxis Steele Mike: Earliest musical influences, were the Beatles, Ozzy Osbourne, The Who, Kiss, Slaughter, and Motley Crue. Alexxis What was your first instrument,and are you selftaught or did you take lessons? Do you play other instruments as well? Mike: My 1st instrument out of school was the drums. I am a self taught musician, and play multiple instruments with guitar being my favorite by far!! Alexxis: When did you get your start performing professionally? Get ready to witness the next big superstar ready to take on the musical world!! Mike JB Sky was recently signed by Radar Love Records, owned by 5 time Juno award winner, Grammy nominated producer, Michael Hanson, founder and original drummer for Glass Tiger. Mike graciously put time aside from his busy schedule to speak with me about his new band and what he is doing. Alexxis: Hello Mike! You are from Montreal, Canada, the place where a lot of good music has come from, Is that where you were born and raised? Mike: I actually was raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, but I also lived in Montreal and Calgary. Mike:I started performing professionally at the age of 17. Alexxis: You had the privilege of playing onstage with many top musicians from around the country , including the late great Jeff Healey.. How did you land that gig, and tell me about your time playing with him. Mike: I met Jeff through a female acquaintance. Jeff had invited me to come back and play at his bar Healey's in Toronto. I wasn't familiar with his music being a total rock musician at the time. So Jeff challenged me to improvise with him live on stage. He did his best to showcase me and introduce me to some amazing people. Alexxis: When did you switch instruments and start playing guitar? What influenced your decision to switch? Steel Notes Magazine www.steelnotesmagazine.com 5 www.steelnotesmagazine.com Alexxis: How old were you when you first got interested in music? Mike: I was very interested in music at a young age. In grade 2, I was asked to do an airband performance for summer camp. They dressed me up like Gene Simmons from Kiss. We were performing " I Was Made For Loving You". Looking into the crowd and hearing the loud music, I was immediately hooked to the stage. Alexxis: Do you come from a musical family? Mike: I come from a very musical family, on my mom's sid ”Έ5䁡½Ρ‘•ΘΝΡ₯±°Α•Ι™½Ι΅Μ…́„Ν₯Ή•ΘΡΌΡ‘₯́‘…䰁…Ή$)½Υ±‘ΈΠ‰”ΑΙ½Υ‘•Θ„)±•αα₯Μθ]‘Όέ•Ι”ε½Υȁ•…Ι±₯•ΝЁ΅ΥΝ₯…°₯Ή™±Υ•Ή•Μό)5₯­”聅ɱ₯•ΝЁ΅ΥΝ₯…°₯Ή™±Υ•Ή•Μ°έ•Ι”Ρ‘” •…Ρ±•Μ°=ιιδ)=Ν‰½ΥΙΉ”°Q‘”]‘Ό°-₯ΝΜ°M±…՝‘Ρ•Θ°…Ή5½Ρ±•δ ΙΥ”Έ)Θ)”)Π)€)Θ)ά)œ)Έ)Ό)Μ(΄)₯Ή•Θ)δ)¬)±”)L)”)”)Π))L)(±•αα₯Μ)ΈΜ) δ)•ΠΙ•…‘δΡΌέ₯ΡΉ•Ν́ё”Ή•αЁ‰₯œΝΥΑ•ΙΝхȁɕ…‘δΡΌΡ…­”½Έ)Ρ‘”΅ΥΝ₯…°έ½Ι±„„)5₯­”)M­δέ…́ɕ•ΉΡ±δΝ₯Ή•‰δI…‘…ȁ1½Ω”I•½Ι‘Μ°)½έΉ•‰δ€ΤΡ₯΅”)ΥΉΌ…݅ɐέ₯ΉΉ•Θ°Ι…΅΅δΉ½΅₯Ή…Ρ•)ΑΙ½‘Ս•Θ°5₯‘…•°!…ΉΝ½Έ°™½ΥΉ‘•Θ…Ή½Ι₯₯Ή…°‘ΙΥ΅΅•Θ)™½Θ±…Ν́Q₯•ΘΈ)5₯­”Ι…₯½ΥΝ±δΑΥЁΡ₯΅”…Ν₯‘”™Ι½΄‘₯́‰ΥΝδΝ‘•‘Υ±”ΡΌ)ΝΑ•…¬έ₯Ρ ΅”…‰½ΥЁ‘₯́Ή•ά‰…Ή…Ήέ‘…Ё‘”₯́‘½₯ΉœΈ)±•αα₯Μθ!•±±Ό5₯­”„e½Τ…Ι”™Ι½΄5½ΉΡΙ•…°° …Ή…‘„°Ρ‘”)Α±…”έ‘•Ι”„±½Π½˜½½΅ΥΝ₯Œ‘…́½΅”™Ι½΄°%́ё…Π)έ‘•Ι”ε½Τέ•Ι”‰½ΙΈ…ΉΙ…₯Ν•ό)5₯­”θ$…ΡΥ…±±δέ…́Ʌ₯Ν•₯ΈQ½Ι½ΉΡΌ°=ΉΡ…Ι₯Ό° …Ή…‘„°)‰ΥЁ$…±ΝΌ±₯Ω•₯Έ5½ΉΡΙ•…°…Ή …±…ΙδΈ)±•αα₯́]‘…Ё݅́ε½Υȁ™₯ΙΝЁ₯ΉΝΡΙΥ΅•ΉΠ±…Ή…Ι”ε½ΤΝ•±˜΄)х՝‘Ё½Θ‘₯ε½ΤΡ…­”±•ΝΝ½ΉΜόΌε½ΤΑ±…䁽ё•Θ₯ΉΝΡΙΤ΄)΅•ΉΡ́…́ݕ±°ό)5₯­”θ5δ€ΕΝЁ₯ΉΝΡΙΥ΅•ΉΠ½ΥЁ½˜Ν‘½½°έ…́ё”‘ΙΥ΅ΜΈ$)…΄„Ν•±˜Ρ…՝‘Ё΅ΥΝ₯₯…Έ°…ΉΑ±…䁡ձΡ₯Α±”₯ΉΝΡΙΥ΅•ΉΡΜ)έ₯Ρ Υ₯хȁ‰•₯Ήœ΅δ™…Ω½Ι₯Ρ”‰δ™…Θ„„)±•αα₯Μθ]‘•Έ‘₯ε½Τ•Πε½ΥȁΝΡ…ΙЁΑ•Ι™½Ι΅₯ΉœΑΙ½™•Μ΄)Ν₯½Ή…±±δό)5₯­”ι$ΝΡ…ΙΡ•Α•Ι™½Ι΅₯ΉœΑΙ½™•ΝΝ₯½Ή…±±δ…Ёё”…”½˜€ΔάΈ)±•αα₯Μθe½Τ‘…Ρ‘”ΑΙ₯Ω₯±•”½˜Α±…ε₯Ήœ½ΉΝΡ…”έ₯Ρ )΅…ΉδΡ½ΐ΅ΥΝ₯₯…ΉΜ™Ι½΄…Ι½ΥΉΡ‘”½ΥΉΡΙδ€°₯Ή±Υ‘₯Ήœ)Ρ‘”±…Ρ”Ι•…Ё)•™˜!•…±•δΈΈ!½ά‘₯ε½Τ±…ΉΡ‘…Ё₯œ°…Ή)Ρ•±°΅”…‰½ΥЁε½ΥȁΡ₯΅”Α±…ε₯Ήœέ₯Ρ ‘₯΄Έ)5₯­”θ$΅•Π)•™˜Ρ‘ɽ՝ „™•΅…±”…ΕΥ…₯ΉΡ…Ή”Έ)•™˜‘…)₯ΉΩ₯Ρ•΅”ΡΌ½΅”‰…¬…ΉΑ±…䁅Ё‘₯́‰…ȁ!•…±•δΜ₯Έ)Q½Ι½ΉΡΌΈ$έ…ΝΈΠ™…΅₯±₯…ȁέ₯Ρ ‘₯́΅ΥΝ₯Œ‰•₯Ήœ„Ρ½Ρ…°Ι½¬)΅ΥΝ₯₯…Έ…Ёё”Ρ₯΅”ΈMΌ)•™˜‘…±±•Ή•΅”ΡΌ₯΅ΑΙ½Ω₯Ν”)έ₯Ρ ‘₯΄±₯Ω”½ΈΝΡ…”Έ!”‘₯‘₯́‰•ΝЁѼΝ‘½έ…Ν”΅”…Ή)₯ΉΡΙ½‘Ս”΅”ΡΌΝ½΅”…΅…ι₯ΉœΑ•½Α±”Έ)±•αα₯Μθ]‘•Έ‘₯ε½ΤΝέ₯э ₯ΉΝΡΙΥ΅•ΉΡ́…ΉΝΡ…ΙЁΑ±…δ΄)₯ΉœΥ₯Ρ…Θό]‘…Ё₯Ή™±Υ•Ή•ε½Υȁ‘•₯Ν₯½ΈΡΌΝέ₯э ό)MΡ••°9½Ρ•Μ5……ι₯Ή”)έέάΉΝΡ••±Ή½Ρ•Ν΅……ι₯Ή”Ή½΄(