What sets Mike's music apart from others is his melting pot of influences that come together to craft a familiar, yet unique sound with a heavily New Orleans flavored backbone. His lyrics are easy to relate to and his music begs you dance, a formula that entertains a diverse crowd wherever he plays.
The Mike Doussan Band is currently booking full band gigs, acoustic or electric as well as acoustic solo, duo, or trio gigs.
Mike was excellent at helping me plan my event and making sure everything went perfectly. He even brought another vocalist with him to make the performance better. He is a true professional. I would highly recommend him for your event. Thanks again!
Response from Mike Doussan Band:
Thx for the kind words! It was a pleasure to be a part of your special evening!
We were looking for a singing guitarist to play during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, and are so happy that Mike was available. At his brilliant suggestion, he had a fiddle player join him as well, and we absolutely loved their music.
Mike was very easy to work with, knew or learned all the songs that we hoped he would play for the wedding, and delivered an amazing experience. The music was exactly what we wanted - Mike is clearly highly talented, and we will be looking to see him play whenever we can in New Orleans. Highly recommend!
Mike Doussan's sound is not something that one easily forgets. When you see and hear him play live, you know you are witnessing greatness before your eyes.
He is as talented as he is hilarious and charming and accommodates the needs of the event host to deliver a stellar musical performance.
Response from Mike Doussan Band:
Thank you so much for the kind words, Jim!
Price Range: $250 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 220 minutes
What to Expect
Mike Doussan and his band are all full-time professional musicians who can handle any event from intimate backyard house parties to full scale productions hosted by national promoters.
Whether you hire Mike for a solo acoustic show or with his full band, you are getting a first rate act who is there to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.
Mike is also available to emcee your event if needed.
Mike Doussan, a New Orleans native, started playing in clubs around New Orleans in 2004 as a "sit in" musician. He would go around to different clubs in the city carrying his guitar with the intent of only playing a couple of tunes with whomever was on stage. He quickly became a regular at The Apple Barrel playing blues with Mike Hood and the Frenchmen St. Delegation, at Banks St. Bar playing funk with New Orleans Juice, and anywhere Eric Lindell was taking stage with his blue eyed soul ensemble. It wasn't long before he would start his own band, Westbank Mike and the Fisher Project. Rooted in New Orleans funk and blues, the Fisher Project would go on to win Best Blues Band at the 2006 Sonny Boy Blues Society's battle of the bands.
He has been a member of numerous New Orleans based bands including Gradoux, Crescent City Allstars, 101 Runners, Six Strings Down, Irene Sage Band, and Dave Jordan and the Neighborhood Improvement Association. He has also played alongside Dr. John, Warren Haynes, Walter Wolfman Washington, Tab Benoit, Joe Bonamassa, and Anders Osborne, to name a few.
Over the years, Mike's style would evolve to focus less on funk and blues and more on songwriting, drawing from influences ranging from Ryan Adams to Eric Clapton to John Prine to The Meters to Chris Robinson.....and the list goes on.
Past Booked Events
|December 27, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Engagement|
|October 21, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Influences & Inspiration
The Meters, Ryan Adams, Neil Young, The Allman Brothers, Little Feat, The Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton, Donnie Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Buddy Guy, Chris Robinson, The Black Crowes, Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones, I could go on.........
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