Why hire 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.
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.
Michael LaBroi: Guitarist - Leader
Mr. Claude "Smoothie" Jackson: Guitarist/Vocalist
Mr. James Welford: Bass Player
Mr. Everette Moore: Saxophonist
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 240 minutes
We engage the audience during the show each performance. We also allow audience members to sit in and sing songs they may know.
Four Electrical Outlets
Minimum of a 8X16 setup area.
We have a fog machine, strobe lights and lighting.
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
1.The Girl From Ipanema
2. Little Sunflower
3. Blue Bossa
4. The Nearness of You
7. Georgia on my mind
8. There will Never Be Another You
9. Summer Time
2006: 50 gigs
2007: 50 gigs
2008: 50 gigs
2009: 50 gigs
2010: 36 gigs
2011: 35 gigs
2012: 4 gigs
2013: 21 gigs (so far)
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Casino, Christmas Party, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Ethnic Celebration, Festival, Holiday Party, Reunion, Wedding Reception