My Friend Mike is St Louis’ choice for memorable entertainment. Comprised of talented local musicians, My Friend Mike covers the latest Top 40 hits along with soulful Motown classics, country, rock and anything in between. My Friend Mike has been featured at many of STL’s premier events, including a 7 year stretch at the Cardinals home opener rally (Keiner Plaza), the St. Louis Zoo, 4th of July celebrations in O’Fallon and St. Charles, wine countries finest and many upscale clubs in the area
With over 200 weddings and high profile private events on their resume, My Friend Mike knows what it takes to take your special event to a new level.
Along with some of the best vocals in town, My Friend Mike also promises to provide the best in light and sound to make your event look and sound professional and polished. If you want the best in the business, a group that is easy to work with and a night full of memories, book My Friend Mike!
Inspired by Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, James Taylor, The Temptations, and a host of other soulful artists and groups, Mike Schlipp at taught himself to play music at age 13. 23 years later he is one of STL’s most demanded artists. Schlipp is the lead vocal and keys for My Friend Mike, a six piece Top 40’s band playing the areas first class clubs and private events. Schlipp has played along side greats such as Jonny Rivers, Theo Peoples, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Darius Rucker and Chuck Berry. With an unforgettable voice and soulful sound Mike Schlipp is a standout artist, one to be seen again and again.
Hands down, My Friend Mike is your jam crew if you are looking to keep the crowd alive! The reinvented "wedding band" by making it their own and that is what floored our guests! When we went band shopping we saw quite a few bands that just didn't have that "wow" factor. This band keeps the actions alive while they perform because you can just tell they jive and love what they do. Their energy pours through the speakers! Their song selections were in the perfect order to keep all ages engaged which can often be tough. I had people stopping me numerous times throughout the night saying, "Where did you find them!?" Look no further for your wedding band...they will surely blow you away!
Oh my goodness - I cannot say enough good things about My Friend Mike! Lead singer, Mike Schlipp is such a nice and accommodating guy. They NAILED our wedding. This band knows what they are doing. The held to our timeline, helped us recover when we got a bit behind, and entertained us all night. We hired the 6-piece band, which featured both a male and female vocalist, which is such a nice touch. They are so talented and had the dance floor packed all night! We did a lot of research on this band, watched their demo videos, and even went to see a (much-smaller) version of the band play at a different location earlier in the planning process. NONE of these outlets does this band justice. They are in their element at a wedding and our guests LOVED them. Having a live band at our wedding made the night!
My Friend Mike was the perfect band to play at our wedding! The dance floor was full all night, and they played every thing from Motown to contemporary hits to the Hava Nagila, and they sounded great through it all. They even went the extra mile to sing a song that my dad had customized the lyrics to for our father daughter dance. We booked My Friend Mike through Contemporary Productions and worked with Peter Schankman. From the very first correspondence back in the summer of 2015 to post-wedding in June 2016, Peter was incredible to work with. Very prompt, thorough, and friendly in his communication. I could not be happier to have had My Friend Mike as our wedding band. Thank you for making our wedding so much fun!
We cannot begin to explain how fun our reception was thanks to this amazing band! My friend Mike played at our reception June 11, 2016 and our guests were up dancing the entire night. Everyone keeps telling us how much fun they had because the band played such a great variety of music. Mike was awesome to work with and they played any special request that we asked of them. We highly recommend this band if you are looking for a high energy reception filled with great music!
I have NEVER seen a more full dance floor from the first song to the last dance! Thank you so much to Mike and his crew for helping us put on an incredible celebration and entertain our guests! This is the band you hire if you want a FUN wedding that appeals to all musical tastes and allows for the bride and groom to give input and make sure their guests get to hear their favorite tunes...they even let us perform with the band for a few songs! Thank you so much!
My Friend Mike was a great wedding band for us to have in the mix. They were excellent to work with as we prepared for our day. Additionally, and likely very important, the price for the band and the quality of the music is what we would describe as a great value. They took time and effort to learn songs specific to our big day, but also rocked a number of other wedding regulars. Our dance floor stayed packed the whole time and we were very pleased. The night ended with everyone chanting "three more songs", but the venue shut it down. This was one of our favorite vendors for our wedding.