Mike Henry was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He developed his strong soulful voice performing with the vocal group, the Gospel Ambassadors. He moved to Las Vegas in the 80’s and performed in hotel clubs and toured to Atlantic City, Reno and Lake Tahoe. Then he moved to the San Francisco’s Bay area and worked in R&B and Funk clubs.
In 1989, Mike moved to Vancouver to join the band Stripes and toured Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. He then toured as a solo singer to Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He met Dan Casavant in Vancouver and formed the Big Dawg Band in 1997. He has made a name for himself in Vancouver as a dynamic and soulful singer. The influences of Sam Cook, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, and many others live in the heart and voice of Mike Henry. Recently, Mike has formed a solo tribute to Ray Charles and James Brown to honour two of the most influential musicians for him throughout his musical career.Back to Events + Social