S H O W S
Four-course gourmet dinner paired with five exquisite wines by Ed Simmons.
One Fine Night — Decorated in the atmosphere of a 1950s Paris jazz club, Mike emcees the evening and leads Waterbabies and 010 in a cool and smooth jazz concert between courses and after dinner.
“The best night we have ever had!” — Halifax Club
Mike recreates the roar of the 1920s swing era with a jumping hot band. Outfitted in classic suits, and porkpie hats, feet start tapping and smiles are everywhere as the band parades into the room to begin the show!
When Swing Was The Thing — Comedy and sing-a-longs, virtuoso performances, four-part vocal harmonies, and a drum solo have audiences on their feet! Tiyaila Cain-Grant the youngest winner of New York’s legendary Apollo Theater amateur hour, recreates the role of the torch singer. A dance team swings out with a show stopping routine based on the energetic dances of the day.
The Ultimate East Coast Music Extravaganza — Each headlining artist performs two songs in a non-stop 60–120-minute show. Mike arranges and conducts the music, contracts and rehearses the musicians and supplies sound and lighting production. Performers on past shows have included Bruce Guthro, Lennie Gallant, Matt Minglewood, Richard Wood, Dave MacIsaac, The Lunenburg County Fiddlers, Theresa Malenfant, Liz Rigney, Great Big Sea, John Gracie, The Nova Scotia Mass Choir, Frank MacKay, Mary Jane Lammond, Artists from Cirque De Solei, Jamie Sparks and Dutch Mason.
“It was without a doubt, one of the most outstanding shows we have ever witnessed. It was an organizer's dream-come-true and we have received countless commendations from near and far — people are still talking and with great enthusiasm!”— Donna Leadbetter, CRA
D A N C E B A N D
A high energy and interactive dance band that has rocked dance floors across Canada.
Mike Cowie and The Big Night Out Dance Band — Always entertaining, look for conga lines, audience members singing back-up on stage with the band, and horn players playing on the dance floor as the crowd cheers them on! Complete with three lead singers, a horn section and percussion. Five- seven- or nine-piece versions available.
“Awesome job on this show. You never cease to amaze.”— Robert Patzelt, CBA
B A C K G R O U N D & R E C E P T I O N
A classic and sophisticated quartet that plays cool and smooth jazz.
Mike Cowie and Waterbabies — For the last 3 years (and counting) Waterbabies have been the house band at Nîche Lounge in Halifax and have just released their latest CD entitled In the Moment. Check out the music here.
Ultra modern, ultra hip and groovilicious.
Mike Cowie and 010 — Mike’s original music compositions from the CDs Big Night Out, Lucid Blue and In The Moment. For more than three years, 010 has been performing Thursday nights at Nîche Lounge in Halifax. Check out the music here.
M O B I L E
Brassy, funky, jazzy!
The Booty Boppin’ Brass Band — Perfect for moving guests from a reception area to the main event, or parading in a head table, this is a brass band in the New Orleans marching band tradition, with eastern Canadian flair. Four trumpets, tuba, bass drum, and two snare drummers.
The sweetest Dixieland north of the border.
The Dixie Devils — A six-piece group playing the music that originated in New Orleans and spread throughout the world. This group has a fun foot tapping style, and can lead an audience in sing-a-longs. Stationary, mobile or parade.
C H R I S T M A S
Yuletide Cheer — Mike on trumpet and vocal harmonies and singer Marcel Symonds backed by Mike’s custom backing tracks.
Yuletide Brass — A traditional classical brass quartet. Two trumpets, trombone and tuba.
Yuletide Jazz — Mike sings and plays jazzed up Christmas songs with piano, upright bass and drums.