Born in 1965 in Newport, Vermont into a musical family with an English mother
and a French-Canadian father, Mike Goudreau picked up his first guitar at age 14
and hasn't stopped playing since. His early influences included the Beatles,
Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and
later, Albert, B.B. And Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dutch Mason - to name
a few. Such diverse interests help to explain why Mike is comfortable in so many
musical genres, especially jazz and blues.
Since 2007, Mike's songs have been heard on hundreds of network TV shows such as
NCIS Los Angeles (CBS), Gotham (FOX), the TV movie North Pole (Hallmark
Channel), The Fosters (ABC Family), Defiance (FX), Hung (HBO), Auction Kings
(Discovery), Oddities (Discovery), Memphis Beat (TNT), Friday Night Lights
(ABC), Let's Make A Deal (CBS), Scoundrels (ABC), Justified (FX), George Lopez
Show (TBS), Dirty Sexy Money (ABC ), Army Wives (Lifetime), Kath and Kim (NBC)
and Everybody Hates Chris (CW), just to name a few.
Mike Goudreau Jazz Band
Mike Goudreau presents : "Look For The Sunshine": Featuring original songs,
not to mention one song sung in French, "La Gentille Fille", co-written with
Michel Aubin. Whether it's a Sinatra-style crooner, groovy instrumental, dreamy
bossa-nova, romantic ballad, New Orleans-style Dixieland or a finger snappin'
blues, everyone from the most particular connaisseur to the jazz newbie will be
enchanted with this eclectic mix of jazz.
Over the past two decades Mike has performed at hundreds of events and some of
the most prestigious Jazz and Blues Festivals in Eastern Canada including a record
number 10 appearances at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, among many
others. He's also accompanied many artists over the years including harmonica
legend Lee Oskar ( Of the band War ) as well as international artists: Roch
Voisine, Garou and Corneille and many more. When asked why he plays both jazz
and blues Mike replies: "I get bored doing just one type of music. I love jazz
for its beautiful melodies, chords, and improvisation. I love blues for its
energy, soul and milking its three-chord structure. I enjoy playing rock 'n roll
too. But no matter what music I play it has to SWING!"
Quotes from Jazz/Blues Media
"Listening to his music it is almost seems he is searching for the musical Holy
Grail but in actuality he is the musical Holy Grail. He is already there - but
he just doesn't let up on his drive to do more, write better songs, record more,
play live more."
Sandy Graham - Cashbox Canada Magazine, Toronto
" Well, if Mike Goudreau and his boys were looking for the sunshine with their
new album, they certainly found it! Lay the sunscreen heavy 'cause this one is a
Dan Behrman, Producer/Host, Espace Musique / Radio-Canada ".
"Quality Canadian blues...solid and unpretentious...swings with snappy sincerity
and crisp energy"
Hal Horowitz, Blues Revue Magazine, USA Oct/Nov 2006 Issue -
Hal Horowitz - Blues Revue Magazine, USA
"Failure to unimpress, is something that Mike Goudreau and which ever group he
is with, manage to do brilliantly. His ability to offer up creative new takes on
Covers, as well as, his ability to offer up refreshingly new Originals, is
something that has certainly set Mike Goudreau and Company, apart."
Vermilyea - Blues Underground Network, B.C., Canada.
"A hearty vocalist and effective guitarist who plays snarling, tightly wound
leads...A highly enjoyable set
Tom Hyslop - Blues Revue Magazine, USA
"Goudreau plays lead guitar with the tone and taste of greats like Otis Rush and
Albert King, and writes compelling, original songs".
Jeremy Loome, Edmonton Sun,
2007 - Jeremy Loome - Edmonton Sun
" I love Mike's easy going, confident approach to music.He shows his 'big
picture' love and understanding of the blues in his guitar playing and
Holger Petersen June 2009 - Holger Petersen - Galaxie Blues
You can find out more about Mike on his 크레이지슬롯 사이트website.
Je Reste Accroche
Look for the Sunshine
Time for Messin Around
20 Years of Bop and Blues