Mike LaBroi Band

Why book Mike LaBroi Band?

The Mike LaBroi BAND has become New Legends on the music scene. Through the seasoned development of their music and Mike's guitar style, the BAND manages a perfect blend. The Mike LaBroi Band performs throughout the Midwest and will travel for FESTIVALS, WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, UNIVERSITIES, GALA’S & CRUISE’S. The band has performed at venues such as GLAM SLAM(in Minneapolis, MN,) and for NAACP EVENTS, INDIANA LINKS, CALUMET COLLEGE, INDIANA UNIVERSITY, INDIANA MAYORS and many others. They play Jazz, Blues, R&B, Easy Listening & Motown.
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Mr. & Mrs. Robert T. / Irene Mitchell's 50th Wedding Anniv.

The entire evening was absoultely delightful. The entertainment - LaBroi Band (5 stars)...they were awesome. The young lady (lead singer) Super...Very professional, organized and dressed for success. Thanks for the wonderful entertainment.

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Reviewer: Teresa M.
Event: Anniversary Party in Merrillville, IN
Event Date: Feb 25, 2012

Very appealing music for all ages.

This band did a fabulous job during my Aunt & Uncles 50th wedding anniversary. They were not so loud and not too soft but just the right volume and everyone seemed to enjoy.

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Reviewer: Mitchell, M.
Event: Anniversary Party in Merrillville, IN
Event Date: Feb 26, 2011

Absolutely FABULOUS! I truly enjoyed the band.

I am well pleased with the service of the Mike LaBroi Band. My parents celebrated their 50th Anniversary and they could not believe how awesome the band played. I would highly recommend the band services to anyone!

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Reviewer: Arlene P.
Event: Anniversary Party in Merrillville, IN
Event Date: Feb 25, 2012
Hired As: Jazz Band, Easy Listening Band

Review by Chuck H.

Very professional, gifted musicians and great entertainers.

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Reviewer: Chuck H.
Organization: Gary Chamber of Commerce
Event: Holiday Party in Valparaiso, IN
Event Date: Jul 3, 2010
Hired As: Party Band

Review by Royce P.

I really enjoyed the band and there diversity of the music. The vocalist was fabulous and she has tremendous range. All i all the band rates inthe top five in Northwest and the Chicagoland area.

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Reviewer: Royce P.
Event: Fundraiser in Gary, IN
Event Date: Sep 30, 2010

Review by Lisa D.

I need to make a correction. The night of the fundraiser was Thursday Sept. 30(I accidently stared at the Oct. calendar, lol!). But overall, the Mike LaBroi Band is definitely a live band you should consider booking for events. They will not disappoint!

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Reviewer: Lisa D.
Event: Fundraiser in Gary, IN
Event Date: Sep 30, 2010

Review by Lisa D.

I was attending a fundraiser for a dear friend and had the pleasure of seeing and hearing the Mike LaBroi Band. This is a very talented band and the female lead singer was awesome. The entire show was off the chain! I recommend the Mike LaBroi Band to those who enjoy jazz and old school R&B and Blues!

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Reviewer: Lisa D.
Event: Fundraiser in Gary, IN
Event Date: Sep 28, 2010

Review by Tony W.

The Mike LaBroi Band is awesome! Best in the Midwest!

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Reviewer: Tony W.
Organization: The Walker Law Group, P.C.
Event: Fundraiser in Gary, IN
Event Date: Sep 30, 2010
Hired As: Jazz Band

Response from Mike LaBroi Band:

Thank You Tony, We had a great time as well.Congratulations on your campaign launch!

Mike LaBroi

Review by P. R.

The band was excellent! We received raved reviews at our event and afterwards about all they added and how wonderful they sounded. I'm so glad we hired them, they were the perfect addition to our evening. I hope to use them again in the future.

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Reviewer: P. R.
Event: Corporate Event in Chicago, IL
Event Date: Aug 25, 2010
Hired As: Jazz Band

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: $1200 - $4000
  • Languages: English

Overview

We engage the audience during the show each performance. We also allow audience members to sit in and sing songs they may know.

Additional Booking Notes

We have a fog machine, strobe lights and lighting.

Mike LaBroi Band

Artist Bio
Mike LaBroi has been playing guitar and performing professionally for over 25 years. He began playing guitar at age 9 by learning Motown tunes from neighbor’s, Tito Jackson (of the Jackson 5), Reynard Jones, David Gardener and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Musician Wilton Crump.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education in 1979. It was at Lincoln University where Mike developed his love for jazz and blues. Having the opportunity to play with some of his teachers on the weekend, he could actually apply the theory he’d learned in class.

After college Mike began to “pay his dues” by playing locally in assorted venues throughout Northwest Indiana. He played with local greats such as Billy Foster, and then later formed his own band. Later, Mike moved to the music-rich scene of Minneapolis, Minnesota. While there, he played with their local greats including, Frank Hooks (jazz trombonist formerly of the Count Basie Band) and internationally known jazz organist Jack Mc Duff (the man that helped launch the careers of George Benson, Henry Johnson, Mark Whitfield and many others). Mike had a regular jazz set at recording artist Prince’s club “The Glam Slam” on Sunday nights in Minneapolis Minnesota.

Mike’s musical influences have come from a variety of genres including Rock, R&B, Blues, and Jazz. His primary guitar influences have been the inimitable Wes Montgomery, George Benson and Henry Johnson. Some of his favorite guitairst locally are Dale Prasco and Marco Villerreal.

Through the seasoned development of his music and his style, Mike LaBroi manages a perfect blend of the art and business into his music. As the old legends evolve into musical icons, Mike LaBroi is strongly becoming a New Legend on the local jazz scene. His blues-based soulful playing is moving audiences throughout the Midwest & accross the USA.

The team providing the talent:

Michael LaBroi

Guitarist - Leader

Mr. Claude "Smoothie" Jackson

Guitarist/Vocalist

Mr. James Welford

Bass Player

Mr. Everette Moore

Saxophonist

Set List

R&B/Blues
1. You Sure Love To Ball Marvin Gaye
2. Creeping Luther Vandross
3. Been So Long Anita Baker
4. Lady Wants to Know Michael Franks
5. Call Me Al Green
6. Sara Smile Hall & Oats
7. Neither one of Us Gladys Night
8. Just my Imagination Temptations
9. Ooh Baby Baby Smokey Robinson
10. I wish it would Rain Temptations
11. Until You Come Back To Me Aretha Franklin
12. The Thrill is Gone B.B. King
13. Never Make your Move Too Soon B.B. King
14. Last Two Dollars Johnny Taylor
15. Dj Vu Isaac Hayes
16. Groove Line Heatwave
17. Down Home Blues ZZ Hill
18. You been Stepping Out ZZ Hill
19. Let’s Stay Together Al Green
20. Love and Happiness Al Green
21. Moon Dance Van Morrison

Smooth Jazz Artist
1. Just My Imagination Temptations
2. Going all out Eric Darius
3. Maputo Marcus Miller
4. It doesn’t Matter Spyro Gyra
5. People Make the World go round Stylistics
6. Chicago Song David Sanborn
7. Chameleon Herbie Hancock
8. Mr. Magic Grover Washington
9. That’s the way Love goes Janet Jackson
10. Wishing on a star Rose Royce
11. Mercy Mercy Me Marvin Gaye
12. Killer Joe Quincy Jones
13. Summer Time Traditional
14. All Night Long Boney James
15. Whatcha Gonna Do For Me Chaka Khan
16. Ain’t Nobody Chaka Khan
17. The Way Jill Scott
18. My Funny Valentine Traditional
19. Bad Boy Luther Vandross
20. Sweet Love Anita Baker
21. Been So Long Anita Baker
22. Funky G Smith

Standards
1.The Girl From Ipanema
2. Little Sunflower
3. Blue Bossa
4. The Nearness of You
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6. Misty
7. Georgia on my mind
8. There will Never Be Another You
9. Summer Time
10.Autumn Leaves
11.All Blues

Influences & Inspiration

Ramsey Lewis
George Benson
Anita Baker
Aretha Franklin
Motown Artist

Setup Requirements

Four Electrical Outlets

Minimum of a 8X16 setup area.

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