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), Reynaud 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 Jack Mc Duff (jazz organist 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 V.
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
James Welford: Bass Guitar
Brian Tilmon: Keyboards
Thomas Sanders: Drums
Glenda Lord: Vocalist
Rhonda LaBroi: Manager
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.
6 chairs for the band members & maybe a table
Four Electrical Outlets
May need a PA System
Minimum of a 8X16 setup area.
We have a fog machine, strobe lights and lighting.
Past Booked Dates:
07-20-2012 — YWCA-Diamond Center
06-14-2012 — ROXXYS MARTINI LOUNGE 5705 E Dunes Highway, Gary, IN
06-02-2012 — Raddison Hotel
05-25-2012 — Ophelia Steen Center
05-05-2012 — Avalon Manor-Links Derby Event
03-22-2012 — Miller Beach Cafe
02-25-2012 — The Chateau
2006: 50 gigs
2007: 50 gigs
2008: 50 gigs
2009: 50 gigs
2010: 36 gigs
2011: 35 gigs
2012: 4 gigs
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