The Mike Dangeroux Blues Band is an American blues and blues rock group based in Chicago, Illinois Formed in 2010, the band is led by Mike Dangeroux. The band has released two studio albums.
Mike Dangeroux-Guitar & Vocals
Andrew Blaze Thomas- Drums
Black & Blue
Mike and Inetta were introduced New Year’s Eve, of 2005, performing with the R&B group, TWT. Contact was lost for eleven years until Mike came into Kingston Mines to jam with a band called “Mississippi Heat, which Inetta was a part of. Later Mississippi Heat would need a guitar player for a tour in Canada. Inetta remembered Mike and suggested him for the tour.
In 2017, Mike suggested that they should record some original material. That cd ended up being “Black & Blue”. Mike wrote the majority of the tunes. Mike played all the instruments and handled the arrangements. The songs that Mike wrote included “Finally”, “Can’t Hold Me Down”, The Time Has Come”, “The Judge”, “I Can’t Love You”, “Nice To Know You”, “Can’t Get Over You”, “Country Girl”, “Get To The Point”, “Make No Mistake”, “Blues All Over Again”.
“Keep Calling Me by Her Name” was a collaborative effort, lyrics by Inetta, music by Mike.
Songs of despair, love lost, cherished memories, mistaken identity, deceit and reoccurrences.
Inetta Visor ever since a child, Inetta had always had a passion for singing. One day she decided to try out for an audition she heard announced by a WVON radio DJ for Rock ‘N Roll choir DUBBER RUCKlE.
She was selected to sing with this choir.
She sang with TWT, Sisters with voices & Tainted Blue.
In 2000 she was recommended by longtime acquaintance Theresa Davis to well-established (since 1991) Chicago Blues band MISSISSIPPI HEAT, who already had several CDs out.
Since she joined the band, they have recorded twelve albums and a DVD with Inetta, all of which have received awards. Inetta also won the Best Blues Singer competition at the House Of Blues (Chicago) on July 10, 2003.
Inetta has been nominated for the Koko Taylor Award (2017) for best female blues artist.
Mike Dangeroux was born in Chicago Illinois and began playing the guitar at 8 years old. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music (BFA).
A chameleon like guitarist he is effortlessly able to blend rock, blues, jazz, gospel, reggae & funk. Mike has recorded with Glawdys N’Dee, Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub, Zeleke, Charles Wilson, Kwame, Big Sound Music, Kid Dynamite, J.W.Williams, Bob Jones, Vanessa Holmes, Special Music Project, Quinn Records, Cicero Blake, Bob Jones, Annie G.Records, Big Sound Music, Delmark Records, William Greene, Bobby Slim James, James Gilbert, Gypsyfari & many others.
He has appeared in the film Return To Me ,and has performed with Buddy Guy ,Big Time Sarah, Eric Gales, Jellybean Johnson, The Commodores, Bennie Man, Tom Jones, Sugar Blue, Liz Mandeville, Morris Ellis, Barrington Levy, The Wailers, Yellowman, Albertina Walker, Johnnie Coleman, Buddy Miles, J.W.Williams, Roosevelt “Booba” Barnes, A.C. Reed, The Magnificents, Jeff Healy, Shemeika Copeland, Third World, Edgar Winter, Lonnie Brooks, Lieber & Stoller, Dorothy Donegan, Larry McCray, Michael Angelo, Dee Snider(Twisted Sister), Elvira, Donald Byrd, Roy Ayers, Ronnie Laws, Tom Jones, Bobby Christian, Lonnie Liston Smith, Dionne Farris, Kool Moe Dee, Denise LaSalle, Nora Jean Bruso, Carl Brown, Smokey & The Seventh Seal, Aswad Greggori, Junior Reed, Clarence Carter, George Freeman, Floyd Taylor, Bobby Slim James, Nolan Struck, King Eddy, Johnny Twist, Mississippi Heat, TK Soul, Nate Turner, Alvin Cash, Otis Clay, Ruby Andrews, Alvin Cash, Chico Banks, Ron Prince, The Kinsey Report, Linsey Alexander, Jimmy Burns, Charles Wilson, Andre Pitrie, Bob Jones, Alfonso Ribeiro (Fresh Prince Of Bel Air), Nellie Travis and many others.
He is also a bandleader, actor, director, gifted composer, engineer, producer and multi-instrumentalist having recorded over 3,500 compositions.
Andrew “Blaze” Thomas‘ hard hitting drum style drives the band and grabs the audience at every gig! He is a highly sought-after studio musician because he is such a versatile, skilled drummer. He has played with the who’s who of the Blues: Dan Akroyd, Ana Popovic, Lucky Peterson, Ronnie Baker-Brooks, Wayne Baker-Brooks, James Armstrong, Bernard Allison, Billy Flynn, Jason Ricci, John Primer, Corky Siegel, Billy Boy Arnold, Biscuit Miller, Anthony Gomes and Nick Moss, just to name a few.