"FIERY SOUND, ENERGY, AND PHENOMENAL TECHNIQUE"
– Stephen Pederson, Halifax Herald

"[Mike] plays the trumpet as though dissecting the still warm body of a tune with his bare hands, with a sound dipped in lava that he pulls up and through his horn right from the floorboards."
– Stephen Pederson, Halifax Herald

"...gave the trumpet a vocal like warmth in some numbers and a melancholy beauty in others..."
– Anne Ingram, Daily Gleaner

"Arranger/trumpet player Mike Cowie gets to show off his abundant talents.
– Ron Foley MacDonald, Daily News

"Cowie's playing was especially effective last night . . . blew through the horns dynamic range from his sweet repeating horn line behind More Then Likely to a wild banshee screech on Coal Black"
– Sandy MacDonald, Daily News

". . . some of the nicest funk/dance grooves since the days of the Average White Band . . . heavily influenced by Bill Chase . . . his tribute to Miles Davis comes right out of the Amandala period . . . some of the best party music to have been recorded in the last 20 years."
– Thomas R Erdmann, Professor Elon University NC,
for The International Trumpet Guild Journal


"The true and diverse talents of Mike Cowie are the best kept secrets in Canada.
Beyond his talents of musician, trumpeter and local celebrity, Mike is a producer/impresario extraordinaire. Mike Cowie has served as Musical Director/Producer on our largest corporate shows, with budgets ranging upward of $100,000. Not only has he pulled together the greatest talent on the east coast to deliver these events, but he has written, arranged and directed the music.
We look forward to every opportunity to work with Mike, and trust him with our most valued and discriminating clients."

– Lynn Buckley, President, Agenda Managers, Inc.

"Mike's newest show is WOW short for 'Wild' 'Original' and 'Wonderful'. Loved it!"
– Brad Fox, President, ABI systems

"What can I say about Big Night Out except TOTALLY AWESOME!! The high energy exuded from Mike Cowie and the musicians enveloped the crowd and put them in a frenzy. My feet wouldn't stop moving to the 'funk.' Everyone there had a wonderful night."
– Mary Conrod, Sable Off Shore, Mobile Oil

"Michael Cowie is an entertainer with a capital 'E'! He always gives 100% — whether it is playing his horn solo or leading The Big Night Out. Michael is a professional; he knows the business and what makes it work; he makes our job easier and our clients look great!"
– Michael Ardenne, President
Ardenne International Inc., Artist & Event Management


"Mike Cowie is recognized as a great ambassador of the Atlantic Federation of Musicians. He is a life long professional musician, producer and recording artist. Mike's performances as a bandleader are among the best. He has provided his music services for the cream a la cream of entertainment buyers including conventions, nightclubs, lounges and community events. Mike is a long time friend and band mate. Today Mike Cowie is one of the busiest bandleaders in our region, employing hundreds of musicians each year. Congratulations, Mike."
– Your friend, John J. Alphonse, Past-President
Atlantic Federation of Musicians

"If there is one person you can depend on to pull through, it is Mike Cowie. His enthusiasm, connections and great ideas have contributed to the success of any program I have engaged him in."
– Audrey McNeil, Marketing Manager
Atlantic Wholesalers

"Mike Cowie adds spice to our special events. We have been thrilled to have him perform at several of our hospitality functions. His vibrant personality and his music bring our guests to their feet."
– Dawn Boylan, Aliant

"Over the past twelve years of our business, we have had thechance to use Mike Cowie and his talents on many occasions. Our guests have always been pleased with the quality and energy of the performances. We look forward to many other events and the ever changing repertoire of Mike's abilities."
– David M Alexander, Creative Convention Consultants

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