Band Profile

The Band



Big Mike

Michael Hart
Drummer and Vocals

Michael (a.k.a. Big Mike) is a founding member of Big Mike & the HartBeats and has been playing drums for a long time.  As a child actor, he was most comfortable on stage, but now would rather play under the stage for musicals.  He also has played with many musical theaters in the Bay Area, with the worship band at his church, and also was co-founder of Zaney Swank, another horn band.  Michael thinks it is great to play along with 2 of his 3 children (Matthew & Marielle), best friend (Ken), best family friends (Mike and Sandra), wonderful brother-in-law (Jeff),  good friend from the past on male vocals (Brett), son’s best friend (David) and the coolest sax player ever (Orlando).  Michael’s musical influences over the years have been Chicago, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and Tower of Power -or any group with a horn line! The best time playing behind the kit is when the audience is diggin’ the music and dancin’ along!