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"