Here’s what people are saying:
Mic Drop blew away my expectations. Not only are they a high energy, talented group of musicians, but they are professional, friendly, and so supportive. They were able to help with suggestions for music choice, organizing the day of timeline, and even helped line up the bridal party for the introductions! They are such an amazing group of talent. You will not be disapointed. Their spirit and energy fill the room from beginning to end and beyond. My guests are still talking about how amazing and fun the band was. The dance floor was full all night! They have a uniqueness that can't be matched. With two leading ladies, they have opened their range to be able to cover anything you could ask for. It adds a special character to Mic Drop that you won't find in other area wedding bands. The trio is equally as amazing. Harmonies that give you chills for days. Beautiful people with beautiful voices and a beautiful hearts. By far the best decision I made for my big day!
We cannot say enough good things about Mic Drop. They were so easy to work with and took into consideration all of our wants and needs for our big day. They learned special requested songs and did a fabulous job! Our wedding was about 120 people and every single person was out on the dance floor. Everyone raved that the band was the highlight. Kellie was easy to talk to and get in touch with. Always a text or phone call away. Thank you Mic Drop! We will see you again in Newport!
The WheelHowes Trio will blow you away!! I reserved the Trio for a fun night outdoors for the members of Valley Country Club, and they were off-the-charts phenomenal! All of my members loved them and kept asking when they'd be back! Their music selection had almost everyone dancing, and those who didn't want to get up, were found singing and dancing in their seats!! Being in the event/restaurant industry for 21 years, I've see thousands of bands perform, and I have to say that the Wheel Howes Trio is definitely in my top 3 of all time! Mike, Lori, and Sarah are all amazing vocalists, true professionals, and are guaranteed to bring life to your party! Needless to say... they will back at Valley CC for many of our events in the future!
They made my birthday night! Just amazing vocals and talent!
Mic Drop played at Providence Children's Museum's gala, The Dragon Ball on Friday night. They were awesome. We danced the night away! Highly recommend for receptions, dances, galas and parties! Everyone had so much fun!
Meet the Band
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Sarah Van Pelt Wheeler hails from one of Rhode Island's premier musical families with a rich and varied performance history reaching back over 70 years across several generations. Sarah began singing in the church choir at 4 years old. She soon became a soloist for multiple churches throughout the state before joining the school chorus and band as a floutist in the 5th grade. Before graduating high school, she had placed 1st as a soprano in the All-state Chorus, jazz choir and All New England Chorus. For several years, Sarah was the youngest member of the a cappella group SoundCheck. She was a music education major at the University of RI and also sang with the Southeastern Massachusetts Festival Chorus as a young adult while starting her career with several live bands covering all genres. Sarah's range, stylistically and vocally, are a rare one-two punch. She's every bit at home on stage rocking out at a wedding as she is singing classical in a cathedral!
Lori Howes has quickly made an imprint on the local music scene by diving in head-first and singing alongside some of the areas’ most respected musicians. She brings positive energy and professionalism honed through her time spent entertaining crowds at some of New England’s hottest night clubs as the female front singer of Batteries Not Included. Additionally, Lori has been a regular freelance musician throughout New England by playing with such esteemed acts as Wayz & Means, Rewind That, Witzend and Party Girl to name a few! When she’s not performing, Lori is hard at work creating promotional graphics & material for several popular musical acts as the owner of PowerHowes Designs.
Mike Bernier has been playing guitar for 27 years, since he was 10. He's been involved in every type of music imaginable and has played in countless projects spanning those nearly 3 decades. After a long career as a private instructor, and jazz musician Mike began to pursue a top 40 playing career and joined a wedding band. After countless weddings, clubs and shows, he has ventured out to create his very first cover band: MIC DROP.
Mike is also the owner of MBER Productions.
Matthew Walshe is an artist through and through. He balances his time between crafting the most intricate and breathtaking paintings you can imagine, and laying down the sickest drumming you can imagine. He is an absolute blast to watch and always leaves his audience buzzing.
Rob is a monster musician all around. Few can play so many instruments at such a high level. Rob's main instrument is bass but he could have easily made a full time career out of keyboards, guitar, or drums!
John Gilleese is a keyboardist who’s been playing professionally around New England for the last decade. Experienced in a wide variety of genres ranging from your classic rock, jazz and pop favorites to modern top 40. When he isn’t performing, he spends time learning German, drawing, and troubleshooting computers.