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Mike Weterings' song;
as heard in the
Movie of the Week
A Valentine Carol,
airtime, Sunday, Feb 11, 9 pm Lifetime Network.
also available on Apple iTunes
Mike Weterings is a two-time West Coast Music Award nominated Vancouver-based artist. He fronts both his own all-originals group with a distinct African slant to their trippy pop/rock sounds, and performs solo across Western Canada for the past 7 years. He comfortably plays before large night club dance audiences as well as intimate private gatherings.
Mike Weterings is one of the best cross-cultural artists around. His music draws from a life experience that includes traveling around the world for 3 years visiting over 60 countries as well as studying and playing diverse music styles from jazz to soukous (Congolese dance music) to pop-rock.
Mike Weterings has often been compared to the Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel, and Paul Simons' "Graceland" period. His sound is a effortless blurring of musical categories into a distinct, new, high-energy live and listening experience. Live, MWB always serves up a tasty dose of great songs and jam sections that keep the energy flowing all night long!
Mike Weterings is also recognized for his strong songwriting abilities. Last year 2 of his compositions finished top 10 out of over 7,000 entrants in the annual NSAI-CMT annual song contest.
In the cookie cutter world of commercial music, Mike Weterings stands out as a distinct yet accessible musical experience. Mike Weterings has a rare musical expression that blends both song and groove. Throughout the night you will want to know both the words of every song, and feel the urge to move your feet at the same time.
For the past two years Mike Weterings has been developing a one man show in addition to his band performances. He intimately involves the audience with his relaxed personal style, gifted songwriting and impressive guitar playing skills.
Part of his solo show integrates a digital loop sampler. In the midst of his performance Mike records live ("off the floor") to create a dynamic canvas of instant sound and vibrant additional textures. The effect on the audience is awe inspiring.
The Copper Tank Grill open mic is up and running again! As of Sunday June 2nd, Mike Weterings will be (re)hosting one of Vancouvers' most popular open mics. There will be a slight change in format as priority will be given to performers that have pre-booked the week before. The same great entertainment and excitement is assured for all patrons!
Copper Tank Grill is located at 3135 West Broadway (next to the Hollywood Theatre)
WEST COAST WEDNESDAYS
Mike Weterings presents
3 great local acts, then himself every Wednesday at the;
Arts Club Theatre,
10:00pm - 2:00am.
Cover only $5!
Coquitlam (exit-just before the Port Mann Bridge)
Wednesday and Thursday
Oct 24 & 25
8:30pm to 12:30am
Acoustic performance of:
Song on the next CD.
(Apple Quicktime video may take up to 30 seconds to download)
Thanks to everyone that came out to
our last band show at The Lions' Den,
that was a great night!
Come out and hear great local artists from Vancouver.
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Latest New Album Info Update: March 21/05
Want to find out more or buy the Aluminum Sea CD?: here
Mike Weterings Band's first album, Aluminum Sea, is a soaring 12 track album that ambles through undeniable dance numbers and moving ballads. Backed by his 5 piece band, Aluminum Sea showcases Mike's formidable songwriting and arrangement technique.
-NSAI-CMT announces winners of annual international song contest! Mike Weterings' two submissions from his first CD, Aluminum Sea "Here's Looking at You" and "Too Late" were both Runners' Up out of 7,000 worldwide entrants. He is the only entrant with 2 winning entries and was also the highest placing Canadian.
-Mike Weterings Band wins the $5,000 Battle at the Barn! The competition included 10 other great live local acts.
Next Vancouver Band Show:
TBA. Several solo dates are booked. Come out and support local venues that regularly book live entertainment!
-We have begun recording the next CD which can be a pretty costly thing. The projected costs are in the $20,000 range. We are raising money to get it going. The CD should be done by summer 2004. The last CD, Aluminum Sea was nominated for 2 West Coast Music Awards. The songs for the follow-up CD are already written and have been performed live several times. What awaits the follow-up CD?!
Next Canadian Rockies/Prairie Band Tour: