Side Guy


Seasoned drummer.......Started on moms pots and pans, "drove her crazy", on to 4th grade music lessons on trumpet and drums, dropping the trumpet in 5th grade. Orchestra, Marching band to follow through the Jr.and High School years. Started playing the clubs at 18. Have had the pleasure of opening for many National Acts through the years, and also receiving a few full Band recognition awards from the Bay area Review Magazine Music Awards, as well as an individual award for recognition of Best Blues Drummer in the 21st Annual Review Music Awards.

Been active in many music projects from the Mid Michigan area, and performed around the state through the years with bands such as.....,Fantasia, Sidewinder, Red Eye Band, Laurie Middlebrook band, Boogie Monsters Blues band, The Hit Men, Juice Roosters, Sweet Charlie, Tuff Cookie, Chromatic Effect, The Ransom..etc.

To Contact call # 989-941-2901. Mike Williams.

Screen name:
Side Guy
Member since:
Feb 13 2010
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Been around the block, enjoy all styles. Studio experience/click/can read charts. Traditional and modern Blues, Classic and modern Country, R&B, Funk, Classic Rock, Alternative, New Rock, and Jazz.

Drummer influences...Liberty Devitto, Steve Smith, John Blackwell, Jojo Mayer, David Garibaldi, Neil Pert, Rod Morgenstien, Tico Tores, Buddy Rich, and the list goes on.....

Instrument experience:



All pro gear, and P.A. to cover large or small venues.

DW, Pearl Masters, Vintage Rodgers, Pork Pie, Mapex, Zildjian, Guitamiter, Lp.

Yamaha, Crown, Mackie, JBL, EV, Shure, Audio-Technica.