MidLifeCrisis

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Love Me Two Times
Feel A Whole Lot Better
Kicks
Because
The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine

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We play at Wing Shack on the Third Friday of Every Month. See you there!
Wing Shack, 9:00pm to 12:00pm
4650 E. Michigan St.
Orlando, FL 32812
Phone: 407-381-4798


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The all time best rock and roll and pop music (with a few notable exceptions) came out of the sixties. The three "B"s of rock. The Beach Boys, The Byrds, and especially, the Beatles. Midlife Crisis is a five piece band made up of mainly ex pro rock and blues musicians who bring those great numbers back to life with great guitar and keyboard work, driving drums, and the best vocal harmonies of any band in Central Florida. Using vintage instruments to get that great sound you remember, MLC has a repertoire that ranges from the folksy close harmony of Crosby, Stills, and Nash to the Blues Rock of the early Rolling Stones. Members of the band have shared the stage in the past with artists such as The Yardbirds, Van Halen, The Miami Sound Machine, The Animals, The Lovin' Spoonful, Neil Diamond, Bob Seger, The Righteous Brothers,The Turtles, The Clash, and many, many more. Oh, and by the way, no one does the Beatles better that MLC (Sometimes Paul McCartney's band comes close, but...). Whether you own a club or concert venue, need to book entertainment for a charity function, or want to have a private party that your friends will be raving about for the next few years, you should contact us.

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Professionals you say...

Young Johnny

Johnny Guitar, our lead guitarist, has a list of credits chronicled in a bio that includes discographies.


Equipment Man

Steve developed the best ear for miles around through many years of playing in top cover bands in the northeast. He can pick out a request from failing memory and get a whole crowd singing and laughing.


Our Singer

Dave can sing lead and harmonize the most obscure parts with ease.


Grant just starting out.

Grant started taking drum lessons at age 13 in New Orleans, LA. He soon joined the school band and learned to play the timpani. At age 15 Grant joined a band called "Heavy Fog". All the other band members were college students and legal drinking age. Grant had to have his parents come to the performances if they played nightclubs, embarrassing for him, not to mention the aggravation for his parents. At age 16 his dad made a career change and moved the family to Orlando. Grant attended Oak Ridge High School and soon joined various high school garage rock bands. At the beginning of Grant's senior year, specifically October of 1971, Disney World opened. Disney didn't have enough musicians to fill the opening day parade so they invited the first chair trumpet, saxophone, trombone, clarinet and drummer (Grant) to march in the opening day parade. After graduating high school, Grant attended Valencia Community College where he met a Disney drummer named Frankie Ceavata. Frankie encouraged Grant to play professionally so Grant called some phone numbers that Frankie had given him and was playing professionally within 48 hours. Grant spent the next two years playing the "Holiday Inn and Ramada Inn" circuit from Tampa to Buffalo. One night while playing in a hotel in Jacksonville, the members of a 1950's show band called the "Van Dells" strolled in to see what was up with this drummer they kept hearing about named "Smitty". Grant was offered a gig with the Van Dells the next day and one week later hit the road to Cincinnati for a weeklong rehearsal. Grant recorded four albums and toured with the band for seven years. He met many celebrities such as Bob Hope, Brenda Lee, Dolly Parton, Roy Acuff, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Statler Brothers and many more as well as being the "warm up" band for Barbara Mandrell, Chubby Checker, Mel Tillis, The Fifth Dimension, John Davidson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Clark and others. Just as Grant was getting "burned out" from the road, he was offered drum gigs with T.G. Shepherd and Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers but declined both offers. "I wasn't into country music at the time but I wonder where I might be today if I had gone on the road with a major name." After leaving the road life Grant's played on a host of albums from local artists, recorded TV jingles and played conventions and night clubs around central Florida. "I love playing with Mid Life Crisis because these are the songs I grew up listening to and learning to play drums to. These guys bring back so many memories, I'm having a great time!"


Old picture of Glenn

Glenn started playing the guitar when he was 12 years old. On the advice of his father he switched to bass. His father said, Guitar players are a dime a dozen. If you always want a place to play then play the bass. So far that advice has proven true. At a jam session Glenn will be the only bassist among a half dozen or a nickles worth of guitarists. See the link for Glenn's album he recorded with his band back in Miami. Southern Trust Getaway