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!
In addition to the full My Friend Mike experience, Mike Schlipp, the lead vocalist, acoustic guitar and keys player also offers a soulful solo and trio show that will provide entertainment at smaller and more intimate events.
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.
With a set list ranging from classic soul and RnB to the Top 40 dance hits of today, My Friend Mike is perfect for weddings, corporate events, nonprofit galas, holiday parties, festivals and more!
Partial Song List
- 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
- In Da Club – 50 Cent
- Lose Yourself – Eminem
- My House – Flo Rida
- Closer – Chainsmokers
- I Can Make Your Hands Clap – Fitz and the Tantrums
- Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
- Little White Church – Little Big Town
- Like I’m Goin To Lose You – Megan Trainor ft. John Legend
- Still The One – Shania Twain
- Can’t Feel My Face- Weeknd
- Twist And Shout- Beatles
- Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
- Sugar- Maroon 5
- Timber- Kesha
- Make My Dreams Come True- Hall and Oates
- Crazy- Gnarles Barkley
- I Wanna Dance With Somebody- Whitney Houston
- December 1963 (Oh What A Night)- Frankie Valli
- Celebrate- Kool And The Gang
- Treasure- Bruno Mars
- Uptown Funk- Bruno Mars
- Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran
- Jesse’s Girl- Rick Springfield
- Raise Your Glass- Pink
- I Will Wait- Mumford and Sons
- What I Got- Sublime
- Blurred Lines- Robin Thicke
- Sexy Back- Justin Timberlake
- Jump Around- House of Pain
- Ain’t It Fun- Paramore
- Royals- Lorde
- Locked Out Of Heaven- Bruno Mars
- Happy- Pharell
- Billy Jean- Michael Jackson
- Hot In Herre- Nelly
- I’m Yours- Jason Mraz
- Don’t Stop Believing- Journey
- Brick House- Commodores
- Staying Alive- BeeGees
- Easy- Lionel Richie
- Get Down Tonight- KC and The Sunshine Band
- I Wish- Stevie Wonder
- Let’s Get It On- Marvin Gaye
- My Girl- Temptations
- Shout- Isley Brothers
- Signed sealed Delivered- Stevie Wonder
- Superstition- Stevie Wonder
- You Are The Best Thing- Ray Lamontagne
- Sugar Pie (Can’t Help Myself)- Four Tops
- Ain’t Too Proud- Four Tops
- Let’s Stay Together- Al Green
- Just My Imagination- Temptations
- Shut Up And Dance- Walk The Moon
- Shake Your Body Down- Michael Jackson
- We Are Family- Sister Sledge
- Proud Mary- Tina Turner
- Homegrown- Zac Brown
- Save A Horse- Big And Rich
- Time Of My Life (from Dirty Dancing)- Bill Medley
- Footloose- Kenny Loggins
- Hit Me With Your Best Shot- Pat Benetar
- Cruise- FGL
- Fishing In The Dark- Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
- How Sweet it Is- James Taylor
- Play That Funky Music- Wild Cherry
- Suspicious Minds- Elvis
- Sweet Caroline- Neil Diamond
- Chicken Fried- Zac Brown
- Knock On Wood- Wilson Pickett
- Stand By Me- Ben E King
- Is This Love- Bob Marley
- Respect- Aretha Franklin
- Soul Man- Sam And Dave
- Want To Want Me- Jason Derulo
- Wagon Wheel- Old Crow Medicine Show
- Cake By The Ocean-
- Rock Your Body- Justin Timberlake
- Beat It- Michael Jackson
- At Last- Etta James
- Don’t Know Why- Norah Jones
- Friends In Low Places- Garth Brooks
- Kiss- Prince
- I Will Survive- Gloria Gaynor
- Sweet Home Alabama- Skynyrd
- Budapest- George Ezra
- The Way You Look Tonight- Sinatra
- Save The Last Dance For Me- Michael Buble
- You’ve Got A Friend-James Taylor
Amber W – 9.23.17 Wedding
I just wanted to let you know that My Friend Mike was a HUGE success at my son’s wedding Saturday night at Chaumette Winery!! I trust my son and Kori’s judgment immensely so I knew when they picked this band that they had to be awesome but WOW, they went above and beyond my expectations!! I tipped them each a $50 bill including the sound man but please pass on to the band my sincere and enthusiastic praise. And the trombone player was sooo fantastic that I wish I would have added the extra horns like you wanted me too!! The wedding weekend went off without a hitch and a fabulous time was had by all at the reception and My Friend Mike is a big reason why!!
Allison D – 10.15.16
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. Thisband 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!
Kaitlyn H – 10.1.16
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-peice 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!
Whitney H – 6.25.16
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!
Molly H – 6.17.16
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!
Kelsey B – 10.28.15
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!
Erika K – 5.23.15
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.
Mike K – Wedding 5.30.15
My Friend Mike, our band, was phenomenal. The dance floor was packed the whole night and we got so many compliments on how amazing the band was. They learned a few songs for us and were so easy to work with!
The Knot – 6.20.15
From booking to the final song, My Friend Mike was very professional and easy to work with! The dance floor was packed all night, and everyone was commenting that they were the best wedding band they had ever heard! Mike was an outstanding MC throughout the night. We couldn’t have asked for a better band to help celebrate my daughter’s special day! I would book they again in a heartbeat!
Mollie S – Wedding 6.27.15
I had no idea how much bands cost when we started planning the wedding. Especially the ones that have really nailed down the wedding scene. My Friend Mike was everything we wanted in a band, and at an amazing price. We met with them several times before the wedding and knew immediately upon hearing Mike play that we could not have made a better choice. They are so professional, they learned several different songs for us, and Mike’s voice is amazing. They were so easy to work with and we got so many compliments from guests about how great they were and how fun the music was. We had a wonderful experience with Mike and his band and with Contemporary Productions, their management company. If you are looking for a fun and professional band that is a little more cost friendly, My Friend Mike is the way to go.
Igor – Wedding 5.23.15
Where do I start. The band was incredibly flexible and easy going. Mike was a great MC and was really communicative. The band knew what to play for people of all ages. I hired part of the band for my rehearsal dinner and they did not disappoint. Really well rehearsed and ready to rock!
This band is one of the best kept secrets in St Louis. BOOK THEM before someone else does!
The booking agency (Contemporary) was really flexible and responsive.
Andrew – Wedding
Our guests absolutely loved this band; they are still complementing us on our selection of entertainment. They kept the dance floor packed all night and we could not be happier with our choice of band and with Contemporary Productions. “My Friend Mike” went over and above what we ever could have imagined.
We will always remember our wedding day, thank you for making it even more special!
Molly – Wedding
Thank you so much for all your help in booking My Friend Mike. We appreciate you continually working with us. Your constant communication and your help made our event a success. Our guests, along with us, absolutely loved the band; they are still complementing us on our selection of entertainment. They kept the dance floor packed all night and we could not be happier with the choice of band and Contemporary Productions.
Thank you, My Friend Mike went over and above what we ever could have imagined!
Christina B – Wedding
My Friend Mike,
You guys were absolutely spectacular! Not only did you know “Sto Lat” but you rocked the party. Our night was truly special and you would not believe how many compliments we received!
Emily S – Wedding
Mike and his band are GREAT!! When I asked Mike to be the band at my wedding I knew I wasn’t going to be disappointed. He was professional from the very beginning and I knew that he was going to be great for my wedding. The music was one of my favorite parts of my wedding day, he did such a great job at listening to what we wanted and understating and knowing what the crowd wanted. He went above and beyond by going out of his way to learn new songs that my husband requested.
The dance floor was packed all night long, everyone really enjoyed the great music that mike and the other guys were playing! All of my guests were so impressed with the band that people mentioned how great they were for weeks after the wedding! They truly made my wedding memorable!!
Lauren D – Wedding 12.12.15
I have to just tell you, I was EXTREMELY PLEASED and SO IMPRESSED with the band at my wedding!!!! I mean, seriously, one of my favorite things about my day was the band. They were AWESOME!!!! Thank you so much for the recommendation and I will definitely be recommending them to any future bride!!!
Thank you again!!!
Gayle R – Wedding 12.5.15
Peter, wanted to drop a line to you about ” My Friend Mike ‘s ” band.
AWESOME!!!! They were totally entertaining and our guest could not stop complimenting the band.
I hope they get bookings from our daughters wedding. We are still sitting here this morning reliving the night and each sentence goes back to how good the music was, not only during dinner with choice selections to keeping everyone on the dance floor to the last minute. Truly enjoyable!
You need to know you represent an excellent band. Kudos to you for suggesting them to us for our daughters wedding.