Mike McCurdy - Chuck Leavell
Mike McCurdy, a.k.a. “Irishmac”, brings his Irish roots to Start Me Up! Behind his keyboards for over 40 years, Mike was born in Washington D.C. where he was kidnapped at a young age by rogue Leprechauns belonging to a religious sect built around R&B music and Rock and Roll. Raised in an Irish Pub he spent his days listening to B.B., Otis, Chuck Berry, Sam and Dave, and a host of others. His nights were dedicated to honing his skills and paying his heroes the homage they were due. He kept himself fed and in vinyl playing throughout the Metro D.C. and Baltimore areas with many successful bands including “Reflections”, “Rainbow”, “Rio”, “Goldrush”, and “Superstition”.
Since moving to South Florida in 1985 he has continued to provide his unique style of driving keyboards for "Twin Ticket", “Business As Usual”, “The Lu White Band”, “Johnny Lyles Jr.”, “Edj”, “Nightwatch”, “Flashback”, “Back In Time”, "Wild Gumbo” and “Fatt Soop”. Now his keyboards are part of the driving sound of this rockin tribute show, adding the R&B influence that birthed Rock and Roll, and the music of the Rolling Stones.