British singer, pianist and guitarist Mike Sanchez is one of the most exciting and charismatic performers of Rhythm and 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 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 Sanchez was born Jesus Miguel Sanchez in London's East End to Spanish parents Jesus and Manola in 1964. At the age of eleven, his family moved to Worcestershire where Mike took up the piano, developing a strong love for 1950s American roots music through his high school years. As a teenager he taught himself guitar and formed The Rockets, a rockabilly trio.
Mike spent four years as a full-time member of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, fronting the band 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 Let The Good Times Roll, both featuring Mike’s extensive role as a member of the ex-Rolling Stones bassist’s touring band.
Mike was introduced to former Chicken Shack, Savoy Brown and Steve Gibbons' multi-instrumentalist Andy Silvester, which led to the founding of the Big Town Playboys in 1984, specialising in authentic post-war Rhythm and Blues. With a string of great albums including his most recent releases Almost Grown featuring Imelda May and So Many Routes featuring Albert Lee, plus a 2014 authorized biography Mike Sanchez – Big Town Playboy, this is an artist not to be missed.
Mike's aim is to make every live show his best yet as he continuously enjoys growing acclaim and admiration for his electrifying stage performances from new and old fans of all age groups across the world.
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