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Who is Mic drop?

Mic Drop originated from a group of musicians who share a mutual love of making music together!  We are a full service band that offers high energy performances and is sure to leave your crowd wanting more!  We look forward to sharing such excitement with you on your special day, event, or function!

 
Sarah Van Pelt Wheeler   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!

Sarah Van Pelt Wheeler

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 - Vocals   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 Co-owner/operator of PowerHowes Productions.

Lori Howes - Vocals

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 Co-owner/operator of PowerHowes Productions.


Mike Bernier - Guitar / Vocals   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 Wayz and Means. After countless weddings, clubs and shows, he has ventured out to create his very first cover band, yours truly: MIC DROP. Mike is also co-owner/operator of PowerHowes Productions along with his Fiancée Lori Howes.

Mike Bernier - Guitar / Vocals

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 Wayz and Means. After countless weddings, clubs and shows, he has ventured out to create his very first cover band, yours truly: MIC DROP. Mike is also co-owner/operator of PowerHowes Productions along with his Fiancée Lori Howes.

Rob Massoud - Bass / Vocals   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!

Rob Massoud - Bass / Vocals

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!


Matthew Walshe   Percussionistic Diety    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.

Matthew Walshe

Percussionistic Diety

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.

John Gileese   Keys    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.

John Gileese

Keys

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.