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Artist Profile: Mike Weterings

Mike Weterings is a two-time West Coast Music Award nominated Vancouver-based artist. He fronts both his own all-originals group with a distinct African slant to their trippy pop/rock sounds, and performs solo across Western Canada for the past 7 years.

November 28th, 2017

Where are you from?

I was born in Montreal, Quebec

What style of music do you play?

Heartfelt songwriting and Central African dance music

What instruments do you play?

Guitar, bass, keyboards, harmonica and a mean shaker or tambourine

How did you discover your passion and talent for music?

Running and dancing around the room as a kid, singing along with “Day-O” by Harry Belafonte long after all the other kids left, and then trying to rewrite the lyrics at the same time

How long have you been practicing your craft?

Pretty seriously since age 15

Favourite song to play?

My own song called “(I wanna) Dance”

Favourite song to listen to?

Anything on pop radio

What would people be surprised to know about you?

I have a Master’s degree in Health Administration and I once had a pilots’ license

On your day off we would find you…

Absorbed in writing, nerding out in the studio, catching up on news or learning something new, then hanging with friends,

It’s 4am on a Saturday night, what would you eat?

Chicken or falafel shawarma

See what Mike is up to on social media

Facebook: Mike Weterings

Thank you to Siegel Entertainment for the management and coordination of our entertainment services. To see who is performing in The Lobby Lounge this month, click here.

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