Bluesman Mike & the Blues Review Band was formed out of Bluesman Mike's passion for the blues. On his birthday in 2007, he decided to go back to his musical roots and bought himself a bass guitar. After some jam sessions with other musicians, their sound began to click and soon Bluesman Mike and the Blues Review Band were performing throughout the Phoenix area. Now Bluesman Mike is jamming and doing gigs with Rob Thompson on keyboards, lead guitar player Sugar Bear, Tim Robinson on drums, and saxman Tony Mockridge (not pictured).
The Sugar Thieves started as a Duo in 2006, consisting of Meridith Moore’s deep and colorful vocals, and Mikel Lander’s gritty and gutsy guitar picking style, and vocal approach. Today they are backed by the most talented rhythm section west of the Mississippi. Todd Chuba on drums boasts a thirty year career in music, and has shared a stage with the likes of Glen Campbell, and David Grisman. Shea Marshall, on plenty of instruments including keys, sax, harmonica, and even railroad spikes, has been with The Sugar Thieves since their very first concert. He is well known for his uniquely universal and ecumenical approach to instruments and styles. Jeff Naylor on upright and electric bass is a force to reckon with. His expressive showmanship, and hard playing captures any audience. He also compliments the band with backup vocals. Together, The Sugar Thieves are an uplifting, and unforgettable musical experience.