The Michael Updegrove Band is a high intensity band delivering Blistering Funkified Blues, Blues/Rock Classic Rock or Rock....sometimes touching on country music with a twist. The band has been together in one form or another since the early 1980s and was formerly know as Magic Mike And The Wild Blues Yonder. This versatile band performs traditional blues but can also performs bluesy rock and rock tunes. We are not your typical blues band. We have a sound all own with several original compositions creating a powerful blend which is sure to get your attention and make you want to hear more.... I think you’re going to like us!!!
TERRY PETTET - BASS, BACKING VOCALS
Terry Pettet, a fairly recent transplant to the Oklahoma City blues scene after playing in the Kansas City area for over forty years. Terry has played with bands such as KC Brass and Electric, opening for blues mainstays Roomful of Blues and Tommy Castro. He has shared the stage with Wayne Jackson, of the Legendary Memphis Horns, who co-produced and played on the bands second CD release. Currently, Terry plays bass as part of the rhythm section in The Michael Updegrove Band.
FREDERICK WARREN STUCK - LEAD GUITAR, VOCALS
Fred is a seasoned guitarist out of Oklahoma City. Fred played extensively in church for many years. After that he decided to switch to playing secular music and has played at many of Oklahoma City's local venues. In a few short years he has established himself in the Oklahoma City music scene as an on-call guitarist because of his talent and ability to play all kinds of rock and blues. We are thrilled to have Fred in the band now. His style is a perfect fit for The Michael Updegrove Band.
MARK ALLEN - DRUMS
Playing in various variety and show bands Mark honed his skills in rock, blues, funk and R&B. At 23 he attended the Musicians institute in Hollywood CA to study with some of the industry’s most predominant drummers, Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey, Steve Houghton, Eddie Rossetti and many more. Mark was fortunate enough to have some private lessons from Jeff Porcaro who played with Toto, Bozz Scaggs, Eric Clapton and others. While in LA he recorded many radio, television and album sessions. Mark has toured Europe to entertain our troops. In 2013 Mark moved to Oklahoma City where he has played the local circuit and joined forces with The Michael Updegrove Band in 2015.
MICHAEL UPDEGROVE - VOCALS AND GUITAR
Michael Updegrove, also known around Oklahoma as "Magic Mike", is a self-taught guitarist. His band has had quite a bit of success playing in 17 states opening for several national acts. To date he has performed on stage with Johnny Winter, The B.B. King Band, (without B.B.) and others.
Johnny Winter once said he "had the feel" and “could be someone special". Pinetop Perkins called him "a pretty good guitar player". Lonnie Mack said he was someone he "would remember forever". Lowell Fulson said he was "the real deal". He has been called "Oklahoma's Best Kept Secret" and "An Oklahoma City Blues Legend" in Southwest Blues Magazine.