TOURING & STUDIO
As a professional studio and touring musician for over 30 years, Mike has played with hundreds of artists including BB King, Long John Baldry, Richard Marx, Colin James, Johnny Reid, George Canyon, The Rankin Family, Tom Cochrane and Dallas Smith and more.
TEACHING & MENTORSHIP
Mike’s passion is also in business, mentorship and teaching. Mike owned Canada’s largest backline company and a music school for 20 years. He has taught thousands of students including some who have gone on to play for multiple Grammy Award winning artists such as Ed Sheeran, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line among others.
TIME & EXPERTISE
Mike is a classically trained piano player, but specializes in Hammond B3 and traditional Rock, Country and Blues piano. Some of Mike’s teachers and mentors include Jimmy McGriff, Pinetop Perkins, Booker T, Richard Bell (Janis Joplin, The Band) Robbie King (Motown Records), Louise Rose (Aretha Franklin), Doug Riley (Bob Seger, Dr. Music), Wilie MacCalder (Powder Blues Band) and more.
Mike Little is my go to guy for keyboard sessions. Whether it be Hammond B3, piano or accordion Mikes natural abilities and taste are always on the mark.
In my capacity as an artist and a producer I can’t think of anyone else who can cover the wide range of musical styles with the professional aplomb of this great musician.
Not only is Mike a great player, but he has the killer Hammond B3 sound down. I’ve worked with a lot of organ players in my day, especially in the early R’n’B years (yes, the 60’s) and Mike is the real deal. No midi, just magic. Dynamic, soulful, and tasty – soloing or comping.
And, he plays a mean ELECTRIC accordion as well!