Mike Renick Band

When I read the online description of the Mike Renick band, I expected a run-of-the-mill “I want to be a rock band” band, but was I surprised! Featuring very talented musicians, the Mike Renick band had the crowd excited and dancing. It was down-right festive at the Rude Dog Pub.

The music, Anberlin-esque, hard-hitting percussion and bass with familiar chorus melodies, was appealing to the diverse crowd of all ages. The band, that evidently has a loyal following, put on a good show to a full house. A nice addition to the band is the saxophonist Wes Grabel whose enthusiastic playing is a show in and of itself. The band focuses intently on the music while playing, but they have fun with the crowd as well. If you are looking for a night out to dance or just to watch a fun crowd and listen to music, then I recommend going to see the Mike Renick band.

The band recently released a new CD in September titled “Mike Renick Band” that contains six original songs. They have been playing in Cape Girardeau since 2004, usually in venues such as Rude Dog Pub, Mixing 10 and Isle Casino Cape Girardeau. They also play private parties and some out-of-town venues.

Mike’s day job happens to be the on-air personality for 93.9 The River and the operations manager of Mississippi River Radio, LLC. So busy he is, and dedicated to music, no doubt.

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