Meet the Band
While living in Toronto, Mike Mallory discovered that Elvis Presley’s pianist had taken lessons from a local teacher. So at the age of 13, he found a piano teacher. An auspicious start to a totally unconventional musical career.
He left for university with a year of popular music instruction under his belt and formed the folk rock group DCP. By then he had taken up guitar, which he used, plus his new-found interest in creating vocal arrangements.
With the exception of a stint in Kansas City where he pieced together a full repertoire of arrangements for the vocal quartet Rough Winds, his musical talents over the next several years were mostly devoted to alcohol fuelled late night sessions with friends gathered around the piano.
Then, in 2007, he and his musical brother decided to put together a band for an upcoming family reunion. With several musicians within the family, the only piece missing was the bass. Never having played the bass, Mike volunteered to be the bass player. And the arranger. And the coordinator.
In 2009, he co-founded the horn band Vinyl 2 Bits with Jennifer Russell.
During the day, Mike leads 30 New Brunswick CEOs in a leadership development program.