Mike Weatherly is a second-generation bassist from the desert southwest. He has carried on the tradition of high musical standards in a wide range of genres from Big Band to Cajun, Western Swing and Jazz. He is also no stranger to gospel as he is the bassist for the Lafayette Inspirational Ensemble who is regularly featured in the Sounds of Praise Gospel brunch series at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYC. He has performed for former President Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, and for the Popes 20th anniversary celebration. A regular with the Stan Rubin Big Band, he has also performed with The Ed Polcer Allstars, jazz banjoist Cynthia Sayer, folk singer Pete Seeger, the composer Philip Johnston, the R&B singer, Fontella Bass, Western legend, Patsy Montana, Banu Gibson and many others. Mike is one of New York Citys most sought-after bassists in numerous musical genres, plus is also known for his vocal skills. Mike has performed at numerous festivals including the Vancouver Island Music festival in Canada, The Pete Seeger Clearwater Revival in New York State, the TriBeCa film festival in New York City, the Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival in Iowa, and others. Off-Broadway productions include Always, Patsy Cline and Keely Garfields Free Drinks for Women With Nuts. Mike can be seen and heard in the upcoming documentary Body of War produced by Phil Donohue. Mike can be heard on the Gypsy Jazz Caravans Pour les Zarous and a number of other recordings, he also continues to tour regularly.