A New Orleans based Funk-Rock Band driven by a Hammond B3 Organ, Organ Bass, Keyboards, Electric Guitars, Slide Steel, Drums and Lead & Backing Vocals
Led by Michael “Mikey B3” Burkart, the band focuses their recordings and performances on original songs rooted in the traditions of New Orleans rock, soul, R&B and swamp funk to create a unique and danceable sound reminiscent of Deep Purple, Fishbone, Muddy Swamp and The Meters.
A seasoned veteran of the New Orleans music scene, Burkart fuses the wide variety of his musical experiences into a unique, percussive keyboard style, incorporating tasteful effects to seamlessly merge the sounds of Hammond B3, Fender Rhodes, Piano and Clavinet into the band’s music. The band’s foundation lies with Burkart’s prowess as a keyboardist and his rich, soulful tenor voice, accompanied by vocal harmonies which carry Mikey B3 into a distinctive, heavy sound that leads listeners to the intersection of rock, soul and funk while carving out a unique contribution to New Orleans it’s heritage.
Along with a Who’s Who of renowned musicians with whom Burkart has shared the stage, he’s performed at world class festivals including: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, French Quarter Fest, Freret Street Festival, Oak Street Po-Boy Fest, Frozen Dead Guy Fest, T-Bois Festival, Crawfish Fest, Bayou Boogaloo, Eyes to The Skies Festival,
Bogalusa Blues Festival, Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival, Bay Harbor Festival, Street Beat Festival, Aspen Creek Festival, Bear Creek Fest, Dog Stock Fest, Pauly’s New Orleans Blues & Jazz Festival, Shag Fest in New Orleans, Satchmo Summerfest, Riverbend Music Festival, Pass Christian BBQ & Blues Festival, Bay Harbor Festival, Street Beat Festival, French Bread Festival in Gulfport, MS and many more.
Michael Burkart Presents Mikey B3, the band’s first studio release in 2010, showcased the early roots of Mikey B3 as a funky, keyboard-driven trio and met with critical and popular acclaim, spring-boarded the group into the local and regional market and eventually led to their followup recordings 2012’s “Live in the Gulf Coast I & II”. In 2015, seeking the harder edged sound of a power rock trio, the band recruited fames heavy metal guitarist Vinnie Labella of Exhorder for another live recording, “A Night at the Blue Nile”.
Continuing their evolution, the band just completed their latest recording, “Light It Up”, a studio album released in 2019. Featuring the band’s most fully realized songs to date, the album represents a culmination of the band’s growth over ten years, solidifying their foundation in their influences of roots-rock, funk and soul.
MIKEY B3 EPK VIDEO
Billy Iuso - Overstanding
Mark Pentone - TBA
Voo Davis - Midnight Mist
Mike Doussan Band - Sin Or Salvation
Billy Iuso and The Restless Natives - Live at the Shrine
The Revealers - Untitled
Irene Sage - No Place like New Orleans
Billy Iuso - Naked
The Blue Trees - The Rebirth of Blue
Anders Osborne - Three Free Amigo’s
Michael Burkart - Presents Mikey B3 (Re-Release)
Mikey B3 - Trout Jam In the Gulf Coast
Mike Darby - Mike Darby Band
Big Chief Smiley Ricks and One Nation Band
Brass-A-Holics Brass Band - Video
Billy Iuso - Trippin
Big Chief Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias - Live at Jazz & Heritage Festival
Various Artists - Live at Jazz & Heritage Festival
Michael Burkart -Presents Mikey B3
Billy Iuso & The Restless Natives - Live At The Sand Piper
Mark Stone -Trickeration & Rascality
Clarence Buccaro -New Orleans
Various Artists -Live at French Quarter Fest
Chris Mule’ Band - The Unmentionables
Kirk Josephs Backyard Groove - Sousafunk Avenue
Sweet Pea’s Revenge - Man Women Child
Sol Fiya - Heaven She Rides