Raised in Kansas City, Kansas, Mikey Needleman began playing and writing music at the age of 12 after his father gave him a guitar and a few pointers. From there, he taught himself every instrument he could get his hands on. By the time he was in high school, Mikey had been in countless bands but didn’t start really singing until his later years of high school, when he began to lead praise and worship from time to time at local youth groups, retreats, and churches. Mikey then discovered the power of musical performance when he found a way to pay for college by performing around campus several times a week, developing a diehard fan-base. As his solo act grew, so did his desire to form a band.
The Mikey Needleman Band was formed in 2006. Begun as a three-piece, MNB’s energy and passion gave live performances an exciting edge in the local scene. After graduation, Mikey moved back to Kansas City and became the youth minister at his home parish, where he started a Sunday evening contemporary Mass. The band continued to expand and recorded an EP in 2008 called “Waiting for You,” and began playing hundreds of shows a year. In 2011, Mikey recorded “All for You,” a six-song worship record filled with anthemic melodies and huge pop-rock hooks. The four-piece Mikey Needleman Band is now a staple in the Midwest music scene, playing youth rallies, Masses, retreats, summer camps, weddings and just about every other setting where live music is needed.
Currently, Mikey leads music for the 5:00PM Sunday Mass at Prince of Peace Church in Olathe, Kansas in addition to his solo gigs and full band concerts every week.
Recordings and Sample Music:
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