About Big Mike

The Chicago Kid


Big Mike Perez is a Chicago native Blues artist who now resides in New Orleans. Mike is best known for his aggressive Chicago style of Blues Funk/Blues Rock Fusion and Powerful, Soulful vocals which was inspired by many artist in Chicago in the likes of Joanna Connor, Buddy Guy, The Kinsey Report, Robert Blaine, Big James and The Chicago Playboys, and many more.

His aggressive style of blues is heard down the street and draws people into the venues.
Big Mike has also been noticed by many other performers and has also performed at the Taste of Chicago on the Best Buy Stage, He's performed with The BB King All-Stars from Memphis as well. 

What we offer.


His band delivers a high energy intense show with his trademark catchy tunes like Mister Big Fonkay, Save Some Funk For Sunday, and Gonna Get Some Love. Big Mike typically gives his musicians on stage freedom for long intense solos which he will keep building for every turn around.

Styles: The band plays many genres and that is do to the versatility of our musicians.  Rock, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul, Country, and we even add Latin Grooves and rhythms.

The Real Deal


Big Mike's voice has been compared to the likes of Robert Cray and BB King. Soulful and powerful.

Self taught on guitar, bass guitar, and plays classical music on piano.

His shows are intense from beginning to end. 

Want to see him Live before considering to hire? We play weekly on Frenchman St. Please come by and see it for yourselves. Maybe at the end of our show come by and introduce yourself and lets chat.