Born and raised in the heart
of the deep south, Lead Vocalist Mike Veal is no stranger to the
blues. As a child living in the towns of Milledgeville and Macon
in south Georgia, Mike was strongly influenced by area musicians
and singers whose lives and songs reflected the true origins of
he grew, Veal found himself drawn to the soulful voices of Otis
Redding, James Brown and Gregg Allman. Those early influences still
strongly color Mike's style today. At 16, Mike started singing professionally
with Sansara Show Band, and later worked with Johnny Rivers, and
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap.
working with long-time friends and bandmates, Mike consistantly
delivers 110% on stage, believing "you should never do a song you
can't lose yourself in".