Mike Little &
Keyboardist, Producer, Touring + Studio Musician, Songwriter
Mike Little is one of the most recorded and highly sought after keyboard players in North America. With over 30 years of experience in the music industry, his notable work has secured 2 JUNO Awards and multiple gold and platinum records. He has played and toured with artists such as BB King, Long John Baldry, Richard Marx, Colin James, The Rankin Family, Johnny Reid, George Canyon and many more.
His projects have secured radio, television and licensing placements including work on hundreds of radio singles and top 40 releases . He has produced and played on major label titles that have held top chart placements around the world and streamed over 40 million times.
Mike is a 17 time CCMA nominee and has won the CCMA Keyboard Player Of The Year award 3 times . While he is most recognized as a veteran Hammond B3 organist, Mike is well-versed in all things keyboards and production. His understanding of a vast variety of musical genres, compositions and sounds make him a first choice for both artists and studios to work with. As well as being a prolific studio musician, songwriter, and producer Mike has spent over 30 years touring extensively as a backing musician to many of the biggest names in Music .
In addition to songwriting, production and touring, Mike’s passion is in business, mentorship and teaching. He owned Canada’s largest backline company and a private music school for over 20 years. Mike has taught thousands of students, many of whom have achieved success in the music industry. Mike’s student’s have gone on to play for multiple Grammy Award winning artists such as Ed Sheeran, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line and more.
Mike is a classically trained piano player, but has also spent over 35 years studying Hammond B3, keyboards and specializing in Rock, Country and Blues. Some of Mike’s teachers and mentors include Jimmy McGriff, Pinetop Perkins, Booker T, Richard Bell (Janis Joplin, The Band) Robbie King (Motown Records), Louise Rose (Aretha Franklin), Doug Riley (Bob Seger, Dr. Music), Willie MacCalder (Powder Blues Band) and more.