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MFM (or My Friend Mike) is St Louis’ choice for memorable entertainment. Comprised of talented local musicians, MFM covers the latest Top 40 hits along with soulful Motown classics, country, rock and anything in between.
My Friend Mike is the St. Louis wedding band of choice due to their award winning status and 7-year stretch at the Cardinals home opener rally. In addition, My Friend Mike has been featured at many premier events in STL, including the St. Louis Zoo, 4th of July celebrations in O’Fallon and St. Charles, wine country’s finest and many upscale clubs in the area. My Friend Mike knows what it takes to plan a successful event and provides the best vocals, light and sound services to ensure your special occasion looks slick and professional. If you want an experienced group that can bring your function to life with a night full of memories, My Friend Mike is the ideal choice.Book Us!
Inspired by Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, James Taylor, The Temptations, and a host of other soulful artists and groups, Mike Schlipp at taught himself to play music at age 13. 23 years later he is one of STL’s most demanded artists. Schlipp is the lead vocal and keys for My Friend Mike, a six piece Top 40’s band playing the areas first class clubs and private events. Schlipp has played along side greats such as Jonny Rivers, Theo Peoples, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Darius Rucker and Chuck Berry. With an unforgettable voice and soulful sound Mike Schlipp is a standout artist, one to be seen again and again.
In addition to the full My Friend Mike experience, Mike Schlipp, the lead vocalist, acoustic guitar and keys player also offers a soulful solo and trio show that will provide entertainment at smaller and more intimate events.
With a set list ranging from classic soul and RnB to the Top 40 dance hits of today, My Friend Mike is perfect for weddings, corporate events, nonprofit galas, holiday parties, festivals and more!
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Erin N - 9.3.22 - Wedding
They were AMAZING! As the bride, I don’t know if I missed more than 2 songs on the dance floor! However, my favorite part is that THEY had people on the dance floor that are NEVER on the dance floor! And, when the dance floor was packed (which it was 95% of the night) people were dancing by their tables surrounding the dance floor! Everyone was commenting about how amazing they were! They are SO talented, and easily one of the best parts of my day!!!! I am SO glad we chose them as the band for our special day, and I recommend them x1000!! THANK YOU MFM
Katie P - 11.6.21 - Wedding
We absolutely could not have picked a better band for our wedding night! Keeping the dance floor crowded was one of our top priorities, and My Friend Mike did just that. The dance floor was PACKED from start to finish. They are able to play such a range of songs/genres which makes it so fun for all the guests. At the end of the night people were begging for one more song. People still come up to us and say how much fun the dance floor was. I would highly recommend My Friend Mike to anyone getting married, you will not have any regrets!! Thanks again MFM!
Claire S - 10.2.21
MFM was the perfect choice for my wedding (we did a jazz duo for a cocktail hour and 9 piece band for the night)! They were incredibly easy to book, affordable, flexible with the number of musicians we needed, flexible with equipment we needed (an extra speaker for an outdoor area due to covid - they were very good about working with the venue), and played AMAZING music! We had them learn 3 songs for the first dance and father/daughter and mother/son dances - they did a great job with each of those! Additionally, we were able to look through their song list and preference things we liked; we even asked for a few specific songs to be played by their DJ on breaks and they played everything we asked for. I felt like they were a really special band because it felt like they looked at the songs we preferenced and were able to get a great feel for what our crowd would like - it was a great mix of oldies/new songs that had everyone from my little nephews and nieces to grandparents on the dance floor the whole night - I don't think I stopped dancing once! We also had kind of a weird request of the band - that they learn a song so my husband could karaoke it with them (he is super into singing "Minnie the Moocher") and they were FANTASTIC! We have it on video and it's something we'll always remember. Ultimately, we could not have chosen a better band, from ease of working with them to their awesome music the night could not have been better!
Alison D - 10.15.16 - Wedding
Hands down, My Friend Mike is your jam crew if you are looking to keep the crowd alive! The reinvented "wedding band" by making it their own and that is what floored our guests! When we went band shopping we saw quite a few bands that just didn't have that "wow" factor. This band keeps the actions alive while they perform because you can just tell they jive and love what they do. Their energy pours through the speakers! Their song selections were in the perfect order to keep all ages engaged which can often be tough. I had people stopping me numerous times throughout the night saying, "Where did you find them!?" Look no further for your wedding band...they will surely blow you away!
Kaitlin H - 10.8.16 - Wedding
Oh my goodness - I cannot say enough good things about My Friend Mike! Lead singer, Mike Schlipp is such a nice and accommodating guy. They NAILED our wedding. This band knows what they are doing. The held to our timeline, helped us recover when we got a bit behind, and entertained us all night. We hired the 6-piece band, which featured both a male and female vocalist, which is such a nice touch. They are so talented and had the dance floor packed all night! We did a lot of research on this band, watched their demo videos, and even went to see a (much-smaller) version of the band play at a different location earlier in the planning process. NONE of these outlets does this band justice. They are in their element at a wedding and our guests LOVED them. Having a live band at our wedding made the night!
Whitney H - 6.25.16 - Wedding
My Friend Mike was the perfect band to play at our wedding! The dance floor was full all night, and they played every thing from Motown to contemporary hits to the Hava Nagila, and they sounded great through it all. They even went the extra mile to sing a song that my dad had customized the lyrics to for our father daughter dance. We booked My Friend Mike through Contemporary Productions and worked with Peter Schankman. From the very first correspondence back in the summer of 2015 to post-wedding in June 2016, Peter was incredible to work with. Very prompt, thorough, and friendly in his communication. I could not be happier to have had My Friend Mike as our wedding band. Thank you for making our wedding so much fun!
Molly H - 6.18.16 - Wedding
We cannot begin to explain how fun our reception was thanks to this amazing band! My friend Mike played at our reception June 11, 2016 and our guests were up dancing the entire night. Everyone keeps telling us how much fun they had because the band played such a great variety of music. Mike was awesome to work with and they played any special request that we asked of them. We highly recommend this band if you are looking for a high energy reception filled with great music!
Kelsey B - 10.28.15 - Wedding
I have NEVER seen a more full dance floor from the first song to the last dance! Thank you so much to Mike and his crew for helping us put on an incredible celebration and entertain our guests! This is the band you hire if you want a FUN wedding that appeals to all musical tastes and allows for the bride and groom to give input and make sure their guests get to hear their favorite tunes...they even let us perform with the band for a few songs! Thank you so much!
Erika K - 5.25.15 - Wedding
My Friend Mike was a great wedding band for us to have in the mix. They were excellent to work with as we prepared for our day. Additionally, and likely very important, the price for the band and the quality of the music is what we would describe as a great value. They took time and effort to learn songs specific to our big day, but also rocked a number of other wedding regulars. Our dance floor stayed packed the whole time and we were very pleased. The night ended with everyone chanting "three more songs", but the venue shut it down. This was one of our favorite vendors for our wedding.
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