From 1998 to 2000 Mike was a member of the Sacramento, Ca. based hard-rock band SoulMotor, which included Tesla bassist Brian Wheat and ex-UFO guitarist Tommy McClendon. Their self-titled debut album on CMC International Records received heavy rotation on rock stations across the country. They toured as a supporting act for Jackyl and Def Leppard, and played shows with many bands including: Kid Rock, Megadeath, Hole, Sammy Hagar, Collective Soul, Ted Nugent, System of a Down, Buck Cherry, Sevendust, Stained, Slaughter, Quite Riot, and Night Ranger.
Mike was a member of the band December People, an all-star band who's concept is the brain child of front man Robert Berry. This was a big production Classic Rock Christmas Show in which the members very authentically incorporate the styles of the bands from the era to sound as if The Who were doing a rendition of "Joy To The World," ZZ Top were doing "Santa Clause is Coming To Town" or Queen were doing "I Heard the Bells." This is a fun filled, sing along show you don't want to miss.
December People's CD Rattle & Humbug, which the show was based on, was recorded, mixed, sang and played on (every instrument) by the very talented Robert Berry sounding very authentic to each artist. Their brand new CD, December People 3 was recorded as a band and features songs in the style of Journey, Billy Idol, Tears For Fears, Rush and more. To have a listen and purchase a copy, go to www.cdbaby.com/cd/decemberpeople
December People features: Robert Berry (ELP, Sammy Hagar, Ambrosia, Greg Khin), Gary Pihl (Boston, Sammy Hagar), David Medd (The Tubes), Jack Foster (International Solo Artist) and Mike Vanderhule (Y&T).
For Tour Dates and all info, go to: www.DecemberPeople.com
Mike was a member of Seven Reasons, who have played on the Mark and Brian radio show KLOS Los Angeles, and performed with Bon Jovi, Vince Neil, Winger and Montrose in support of their self-titled CD which Mike produced. To hear samples of the songs and to purchase the CD, go to:
THE RUSSELL BROTHERS
Mike was a member of San Francisco based blues/rock band The Russell Bros. Featuring, 707 and Taxxi Guitarist Kevin Russell. Mike recorded their CD Movin’ On. They played shows with Huey Lewis and the News, John Lee Hooker, Steve Morse, Night Ranger and Roy Rodgers. Alumni drummers include: Narada Michael Walden, Steve Smith, Andy Dorshuk (editor of Drum magazine) and Kevin Hayes (Robert Cray Band).
Y&T & Other Projects
Since 2006, Mike has been touring the world as a member of the classic/hard-rock band Y&T playing major international festivals, concert halls and clubs. Since his joining, Mike has recorded their DVD "One Hot Night" and two CDs, "Facemelter" and "Live at the Mystic." For all info, tour dates and merchandise, go to: www.YandTRocks.com