Mike Whellans

Mike Whellans

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Mike Whellans

Born: Galashiels Scotland.

Instruments: Drums, guitar, harmonica, vocals.

lnfluence: Jimmy Reed, Jessie Fuller, Duster Bennet. Father was Bobby Whellans, a local Jazz drummer.  Raised in the Border country of Scotland. First instrument was his fathers old drumkit. At 14 years was playing at local dances and weddings. Turned pro in 1969 to work the club, concert, TV, radio, and college circuit.

The 70's he released his first solo album, and toured the U.S.A., Canada, and Europe. The 80's found Mike working mostly in Denmark where he build up a sizeable following for his own style of humour, blues, and boogie. The 90's he released his 5th album - Swing Time Johnny Red, and is at present working on material for a live album.  He is also busy touring, keeping the blues alive as a stomping "One man Blues Band"

FESTIVALS PLAYED:

Nyon festival (CH) / Thorshavn festival / Montreux Jazzfestival (CH) / Munster festival (D) / Kent State University festival (Ohio) / Basel festival (CH) / Roskilde festival (DK) / Midtfyn festival (DK) / Tønder festival (DK) / Ålborg festival (DK) / Skagen festival (DK) / Shetland festival (UK) / Tunø jazzfestival (DK) / Samsø festival (DK) / Edinburgh festival (UK) / Glasgow festival (UK) / Rönneby jazzfestival (S) / Newcastle Artsfestival (UK) / Cambridge festival (UK) / Djursland bluesfestival (DK) / Haugesund jazzfestival 95', 96', 97', 00'(N) / Craigavon musikfestival 00'(IRL).

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