Mike cites the following 3 main influences (out of a host of influences) as having the most impact on his playing style: Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick. Jim Mesi of local legend fame. Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top.
As a diehard Les Paul & Marshall Amplification guy, BOMBASTIC would best describe Mike’s style.
When Rojer joined the MBB he was the new guy and naturally we abused him accordingly. Now he’s been with us a while, so that changed (just the new guy part, we still abuse him…). What hasn’t changed is this: The nice thing about Rojer is; all he wants to do is play. Pretty simple really. And play he does. He’s the most excellent bass player for the Mike Branch Band and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
If Rojer can put up with continued abuse we expect he’ll be around for a long time.
The mighty Joe Fazz. Joe stumbled upon the Mike Branch Band by way of a blind ad we ran on craigslist when we were looking for a drummer. He was foolish enough to answer it and here he is. Joe sits on the MBB drum throne 100+ dates a year. That would give anyone a pain in the a$$. But he’s all ours and the only way out is with a toe tag on.
We are beyond excited to introduce the man who needs no introduction and the newest member of the MBB – Andy Madson!
Andy is easily one of the most seasoned, veteran front men in the Pacific Northwest and the perfect, high energy fit for the lead vocal chores for the band. Did we mention “impossibly hilarious”? Yep he’s all that too. Andy understands the BOMBASTIC JACKASSERY™ philosophy that the MBB is so well known for like no other. In his case it’s almost like a birth defect. The addition of Andy is a match made in heaven and we couldn’t be happier to have him.