Mike & The Mixers

Mike & The Mixers are truly a variety band, able to play various types of music both stylistically and with ease!

Reviews

 

"Our guests enjoyed themselves immensely...we still had a huge crowd at 11:45pm rooting for more."

- Mr. & Mrs. Keith Hutto

 

Our Christmas party was a great success. Of everyone we hired to participate, my biggest concern was the band and if they would appeal to a fairly diverse crowd. You gentlemen did an exceptional job. I felt your performance was the best surprise of the entire evening. 

From our original contact, you presented yourself very professionally and made the up front arrangements smooth and easy. You were prompt to arrive, professionally attired and handled the crowd with ease. I personally very much enjoyed the part of your performance that I heard and everyone I talked with expressed the same delight. 

I thank you for all of your help and for making our first off-site Christmas party a great success. Thanks again for everything and I would be happy to have you use me for a future reference should you like to. 

-Best regards, 
Frank Dodds 
President Savannah Air Center 

 

Dear Mike (and the Mixers), 

I hope this letter finds you well. I wanted to write you the day AFTER our November 7 wedding and tell you how perfect everything was for us!! But instead we headed off for a 3 week honeymoon and returned to NYC on December 1…..full bore into holiday season! So the past few weeks have also gotten away from us as we have re-acclimated to “normal” life and “married” life.

If I may rewind to November 6-8, we just want to say THANK YOU!!! I don’t know how things could have been better than planned but they were far and away better than we had imagined. I know I am very organized (if I do say so myself) but your service helped make everything come together and made it so easy for us just to enjoy the moment. Everything – the pre-wedding BBQ, the flowers, the ceremony, the music, the location, the weather….and of course those amazing cakes—was wonderful. We’re starting to go through photos now and it is great fun, making the moment come alive in my mind. It sort of makes me want to get married all over again…though I’m sure Matt would think one time is enough!!!

I just want you to know that all of our guests have been very complimentary of everything, which is a true reflection of a great event (I think my Dad has talked about our wedding every time I have talked to him since November 7). It really was an absolute pleasure working with you. And while we will stay in NC for awhile yet, I know where to turn for any future Charleston-area gatherings!

This short note cannot truly express our gratitude to you so I won’t babble on and on. We just want to say thank you for creating a very special day for us. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a healthy and peaceful 2010.

Best, Amanda and Matt McCorry

 

Mike and the Mixers made our reception. We got so many compliments not only on how great the band was but also how nice they were. It looked like they were having fun too! The dance floor was hopping all night long – and we really appreciated Mike taking over to be our master of ceremonies.. THANK YOU

-Robinson/Podraza Wedding

 

The band responded quickly to requests that ranged from rap, rock, beach, country, Christmas music, Clemson fight song, etc.. with no transition problems. Mike is very personable and professional. His instructions, support, and organization prior to the event made the event worry-free and very enjoyable for me. THANKS Mike 

-Burns/Hook Wedding

 

 

 

 

 

Mike & The Mixers

Diversity.

From Jazz standards to hard-hitting funk and rock tunes.

 

Fun.
The band keeps folks dancing and the band REALLY has fun being the driving force behind a great party.

 

Elegance.
The dress, the stage appearance, the lighting, the right volume...all contribute to a elegant event.

 

The band was founded in 1994 by Charleston drummer Mike McSwain, who plays drums and handles business affairs for the group. The MiXeRs play only private events, most of which are wedding receptions and corporate events. But the band also plays anniversary parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, birthday parties, and reunions.

 

Mike contributes the band’s busy schedule to the versatility of the group. “I think the biggest reason brides and corporate planners are happy with us is that we can create elegance in the beginning of an event, but we’re able to shift gears when the time is right and create a party and dance

atmosphere. Practically every event we play begins with jazz standards as background music, but winds up being a heck of a party, “ says McSwain.

 

Another factor in the band’s success is the fact that the players are full-time musicians. Playing music is not something the band just does on the side. Mike’s clients know that this is his full-time profession, and that he has the time and willingness to give their party the proper attention. He knows that planning a wedding reception or corporate event can be mind-boggling with details, and he works hard to help the client feel the musical details are all under control.

Song List

STANDARDS/JAZZ

A Foggy Day
All of Me
Almost Like Being in Love
As Time Goes By
Autumn Leaves
Black Orpheus
Body and Soul
Brazil
Days of Wine and Roses
Don’t Get Around Much
Gentle Rain
Georgia
Girl From Ipanema
Green Dolphin Street
How High the Moon
In the Mood
Kansas City
Meditation
Moonlight in Vermont
Never on a Sunday
New York New York
Night and Day
San Francisco
Satin Doll
Stormy Weather
Spanish Eyes
Summer Wind
Take the A-Train
The Way You Look Tonight

 

SHAG/BEACH MUSIC

Sixty Minute Man
Miss Grace
Save the Last Dance
Stagger Lee
Boardwalk
My Girl
Summertime’s Calling
Thank You John
Carolina Girls
Stand By Me
This Magic Moment
Brenda
Green Grass
Another Saturday Night
Saturday Night at the Movies
Lonely Teardrops
Shaggin’
MiXeRs
Partial song list
Grapevine
I Love Beach Music
Little Red Book
Pride and Joy
Spooky
Same Old Song
Sugarpie Honeybunch
39-21-40 shape
Up on the Roof
Mack the Knife
Changes in Latitude
Route 66
Black Drawers
With This Ring
Carolina Girls
It’s Alright
How Sweet It Is
Dock of the Bay
Be Young, Be Foolish
Margaritaville

 

ROCK/PARTY SONGS

Doctor Doctor
Smooth
Electric slide
I Feel Good
Mustang Sally
Twist and Shout
Twist
Wooly Bully
True Love
House is a Rockin’
Heart of Rock and Roll
Shout
Pink Cadillac
Roll the Dice
Satisfaction
Brick House
Your Mama Don’t Dance
Honky Tonk Woman
Hurts So Good
Smooth
Tore Down
Doctor Doctor
Get Down Tonight
Old Time Rock and Roll
Seventeen (Beatles)
I’m a Believer
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg
Blue Suede Shoes
Brown Sugar
Rock Around the Clock
Proud Mary
China Grove
Addicted to Love
Caribbean Queen
Celebration
Keep Your Hands to Yourself
La Bamba
Good Golly Miss Molly
Devil With a Blue Dress
Johnny B. Goode
Barefootin’
Get Down Tonight
Taking Care of Business
Pride and Joy
Midnight Hour
Brown Sugar
Saw Her Standing There
Brown Sugar
Great Balls of Fire
Hound Dog

 

SLOW TUNES 

At Last
Could I Have This Dance
Have I Told You Lately
Misty
Tupelo Honey
Unforgettable
Wonderful World
Unchained Melody
Wonderful Tonight
I Swear
Just the Way You Look Tonight
Just the Way You Are
Pirate Looks at Forty
When You Say Nothing
Color My World

 

Songs of the 50's

ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM
ALL SHOOK UP
BEYOND THE SEA
BLUE MOON
BLUE SUEDE SHOES
BLUEBERRY HILL
CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
CHANTILLY LACE
CROCODILE ROCK
DON'T BE CRUEL
DOO DOO RUN RUN
EARTH ANGEL
GO AWAY LITTLE GIRL
GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
HOUND DOG
I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU
I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
I'M WALKING
IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT
IT'S ALRIGHT
IT'S SO EASY
JAILHOUSE ROCK
JOHNNY B. GOODE
KANSAS CITY
LITTLE DARLIN'
LOVE ME TENDER
MACK THE KNIFE
ONLY YOU
PEGGY SUE
PEPPERMINT TWIST
RAMBLIN' ROSE
RELEASE ME
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK
ROCKIN' ROBIN
ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN
RUNAWAY
SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME
SHAKE RATTLE AND ROLL SHOUT
SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES
SPLISH SPLASH
STAGGER LEE
STAND BY ME
STAY
TEEN ANGEL
TELL IT LIKE IT IS
TEQUILA
THAT'LL BE THE DAY
THE GREAT PRETENDER
THEN YOU CAN TELL ME
GOODBYE
TWIST MEDLEY
TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY
UNDER THE BOARDWALK
UP ON THE ROOF
WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN
LOVE

 

Songs of the 60's

A WHITER SHADE OF PALE
AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG
AQUARIUS
BAD MOON RISIN'
BARBARA ANNE
BROWN SUGAR
BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP
CAN'T BUY ME LOVE
COLOR MY WORLD
CUPID
DO YOU LOVE ME
DOWN ON THE CORNER
DUKE OF EARL
EVIL WAYS
FIRE AND RAIN
GET BACK
GIMME SOME LOVIN'
GLORIA
GOOD LOVIN'
GOODHEARTED WOMAN
GROOVIN'
HEY JUDE
I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU
HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
I SAW HER STANDING THERE
I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND
IMAGINE
LOUIE LOUIE
MIDNIGHT HOUR
MOONDANCE
MY GIRL
MY WAY
PROUD MARY
RESPECT
SATISFACTION
SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW
SITTING ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY
SOMETHING
SOUL MAN
SPOOKY
STAND BY ME
SUNNY
TEARS OF A CLOWN
THE THRILL IS GONE
THIS MASQUERADE
TRACES
TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS
TWIST AND SHOUT
TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY
WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN
WILD THING
WOOLY BULLY
YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT
YOUR SONG

 

Songs of the 70 's

AIN'T NO SUNSHINE
ALWAYS ON MY MIND
BABY I WANT YOU
BACK IN THE USSR
BAD BAD LEROY BROWN
BEGINNINGS
BENNIE AND THE JETS
BEST OF MY LOVE
BLUE BAYOU
CHINA GROVE
DANIEL
DON'T IT MAKE YOUR BROWN EYES BLUE
EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL
FIRE AND RAIN
FREE BIRD
GRAZING IN THE GRASS
HOTEL CALIFORNIA
HOW SWEET IT IS
I BELIEVE IN MUSIC
I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW
I LOVE YOU MORE TODAY THAN YESTERDAY
I SHOT THE SHERIFF
IT DON'T COME EASY
IT'S STILL ROCK AND ROLL TO ME
JAMBALAYA
JOY TO THE WORLD
JUST A GIGOLO
JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
KNOCK ON WOOD
LEAN ON ME
LISTEN TO THE MUSIC
LONG TRAIN RUNNING
LYIN' EYES
ME AND BOBBY MCGEE
NEW YORK STATE OF MIND
OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL
SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED
SIR DUKE
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
SUPERSTITION
SUSPICIOUS MINDS
SWEET CAROLINE
SWEET HOME ALABAMA
TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS
THE LETTER
THE ROSE
TRUCKIN'
WHAT'S GOING ON
YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND

 

Songs of the 80's

ADDICTED TO LOVE
AGAINST THE WIND
ALWAYS
ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST
BANANA BOAT SONG
BILLIE JEAN
BOOGIE DOWN
BORN IN THE USA
BREAKDOWN
CALL ME AL
CANDLE IN THE WIND
CARRIBEAN QUEEN
CELEBRATION
CONGA
ENDLESS LOVE
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE
FAMILY TRADITION
FOOTLOOSE
FOREVER AND EVER
GLORY DAYS
HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL
HIP TO BE SQUARE
I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU
JUMP
JUST THE TWO OF US
KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF
LA BAMBA
LIVING IN AMERICA
MARGARITAVILLE
MIXED EMOTIONS
MONEY FOR NOTHING
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
PART TIME LOVER
PARTY 1999
PINK CADILLAC
SAILING
SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY
SIMPLY IRRESTIBLE
SMOOTH OPERATOR
START ME UP
SUSSUDIO
THE HEAT IS ON
THE LADY IN RED
THE ROSE
WANNA BE STARTING SOMETHING
WIND BENEATH MY WINGS

 

COUNTRY

ALL MY EXES
ALWAYS ON MY MIND
BEFORE THE NEXT TEARDROP FALLS
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
BLUE BAYOU
BLUE EYES CRYIN'
IN THE RAIN
BORN TO BOOGIE
COULD I HAVE THIS DANCE
CRAZY
ELVIRA
FAMILY TRADITION
FOLSOM PRISON BLUES
FOR THE GOOD TIME
GOODHEARTED WOMAN
HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT
JAMBALAYA
LOOKIN' FOR LOVE
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
ROCKY TOP
STAND BY YOUR MAN
TENNESSEE WALTZ
THROUGH THE YEARS
YOUR CHEATIN' HEART
RAINING ON SUNDAY
THE DANCE
FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES
WICHITA LINEMAN
NO SHIRT NO SHOES NO PROBLEM
WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN
DON'T HAPPEN TWICE
IT'S FIVE O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE
FAST AS YOU
PEACEFUL EASY FEELING

 

MODERN

WHERE ARE YOU GOING
DAVE MATTHEWS

 

YOUR BODY IS A WONDERLAND
JOHN MAYER

 

FREE FALLING

TOM PETTY

 

WAITING IN VAIN

BOB MARLEY

 

REAL WORLD

MATCHBOX 20

 

3 AM
MATCHBOX 20

 

AIN'T EVEN DONE WITH THE NIGHT
JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP

 

JACK AND DIANE/MELLENCAMP

CHERRY BOMB/MELLENCAMP

 

BOAT DRINKS
JIMMY BUFFET

 

PIRATE LOOKS AT 40/BUFFET

 

COME MONDAY/BUFFET

 

CHANGES IN LATITUDES/BUFFET

 

NOBOBY KNOWS YOU
ERIC CLAPTON

 

SOMETHING SO STRONG

CROWDED HOUSE

 

DON'T DREAM IT'S OVER
CROWDED HOUSE

 

BIG YELLOW TAXI
COUNTING CROWS

 

STEAL MY KISSES
BEN HARPER

 

I'M A BELIEVER
SMASHMOUTH

 

SMOOTH
SANTANA