Hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Mike Machado has made a name for himself in the bar/pub/venue circuit in downtown Vancouver, Lower Mainland and GTA. His band, The Mike Machado Trio is the fruition of a dedication and love towards the Blues, Blues-Rock and Psychedelic Rock. Their shows are a real live experience and they bring an intensity and edginess that is a trademark of their shows and sound. They dont hold back and you can guarantee an authentic live Blues experience.
In spring of 2014, having absorbed what Toronto had to offer creatively, Mike moved to LA, set on learning and growing as an artist and performer by taking in the “soul music” (blues/rock/RnB/hiphop) that was happening there. Mike absorbed a lot as a side-man playing lead/rythem guitar for local hiphop bands and gaining valuable on-stage performance experience, though he realized that starting his own band would be the only way to truly express his musical desires.
In Sept of 2014 Mike Machado landed in Vancouver to call his new home. Through taking advantage of the busking scene here and networking at local open-mics and attending shows Mike found himself able to quickly break into the music scene and be featured regularly around Vancouver. His band the Mike Machado Trio play monthly in pubs/bars all over the Lower Mainland and the GTA. They play psychedelic blues/rock/soul originals and covers and covers that pay tribute to the Blues giants of the ’60’s and modern era (Jimi Hendrix, Cream, BB King, James Brown, Chuck Berry, SRV, John Mayer etc…).
MM3 has played and still plays many notable venues and events since their inception in 2015, these include: Guilt and Company, The Roxy, Heritage Grill, Judge Begbies, The Morrissey, West Beach Bar and Grill, Headlining the 2017 New West Food Truck Festival, 2018 Shamrock Festival, 2016 Fraser Valley International Blues Competition, 2017 African Descent Festival, CITR Medicine show 101.9 FM, 2018 Richmond World Festival, the Railway Club…