Hundreds of videos of my music and shows!


 

                                       


Go to the Play List "Sing-A-Long with Michael Drake"  make your choice from 37 Videos!


Guests include: Paula Marie Bynum, Larry Moore, Ian Gould, Brad Campbell, Keith Montross and Gregg Starr



My original Patriotic music videos!

   

 

I perform my music and children's shows for many charitable events.   




Personality popping, character, animated voices! 
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I've created my own menu of music. Recording and serving eight CDs of original musical meals! Iíve mixed into them a diverse musical variety of spices and textures that provide a multitude of musical flavors, colors and scenes that entice and satisfy the aural palate. But now we offer a ďmeatingĒ of the spirits, hearts and minds. Itís time to Savor the Music and Hear the Food! The Chef and I will create a menu that is the perfect blend of food and music at your home or restaurant.



 Trumpet Solos transcribed from all of my CDs. See what you hear.




                                         Tons of video Poems Galore       








Michael Drake playing his Getzen Golden Trumpet!

                                                                                                     

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Mr. Pickles complete is found here!
 
   

   

     



Welcome to My Island of Hats!






                     


























Internationally recognized, effortless, at ease
with everyone and everything.
Small or large venue small or large band
13 piece horn section, steel drums,
 percussionists and vocalists, fascinating to see
Michael's uncanny ability to spontaneously interact
 with everyone. Truly a unique/remarkable experience. Imaginative writing, playing and entertainment style
is naturally inclusive. You feel as though you were
vacationing somewhere on a Caribbean island.
Limbo contests, conga lines, sing-alongs,
shakers for the audience , hula-hoop contests.
 Or just sit back and enjoy some great music.
The confidence and control that Michael has
when playing his horn, percussion,
singing or just entertaining
 is a real treat!

in your favorite location

Experience emotions delivered to you


 









My original songs plus these cover tunes: All I Have to do Is Dream, 
April Showers, 
Bill Bailey, 
Birthday Blues, 
Bungalow Song, 
By The Sea, 
Bye Bye Blackbird, 
Bye Bye Blues, 
Dixie Land, 
Five Foot Two, 
For Me And My Gal, 
Four Leaf Clover, 
Harvest Moon, 
Heart of my Heart, 
I Canít Give You Anything But Love, 
Iím Sitting on top of the world, 
Ma Sheís Makiní Eyes At Me, 
Margie, 
Music! Music! Music!,
My Blue Heaven, 
Oh You Beautiful Doll, 
Peg of My Heart, 
Polly Wolly Doodle, 
Pretty Baby, 
Put Your Arms Around Me, Somewhere Over The Rain Bow,
Spanish Eyes,
Sway,
Thatís Amore, 
The Darktown Strutters Ball,
Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye, What A Wonderful World,
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling,
When The Red, Red, Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbiní Along,
Yes Sir Thatís My Baby,




Itís a beautiful summer Saturday morning around 11a.m. Youíve been to the farmerís market and you decide itís time for lunch or a snack at the ďCupĒ or maybe Peopleís Park across the street. Suddenly you are taken by the sight and sounds of two trumpet players. You imagine that you have been transported to a medieval walled European village. You can see those clock-tower trumpets. Who are these guys on the corner of Clinton and Main who perform this music that spans the ages from Bach to bebop? About 3 years ago and quite by chance well-known local trumpet player Michael Drake (alias Mr. Pickles and No Tan Lines Band) and lesser known trumpet player Hal Kacanek (the dijeri-dude) happened to be walking into the same office store in Brookfield. Kacanek who had already been impressed with Drakes performances in the past, introduced himself. After a lot of trumpet talk, they figured there was enough in common to warrant theyíre getting together to play a few duets. Three years later the number of duet sessions per week has gone from one to three and sometimes four. Kacanek who was formerly head of Carroll Universityís music department and currently teaches World Music and Music Appreciation at MATCís downtown campus says ďit is one of the few social things that I enjoy that doesnít put on weight.Ē 
They were having so much fun playing duets that they thought that it was logical to share their music with others. That was the start of 2Trumpets. Sometime early last year before the Steaming Cup changed ownership, Kacanek asked Kerry Mackay, steaming cup owner, if 2Trumpets could busk in front of his establishment for about an hour on a Saturday morning. He said letís give it a try. After the first week he was treating us to delicious lunches and lattes. Jason and Cristina Tofte, Steaming Cupís new owners, continue to encourage us with delicious food and libations. So much for putting on weight. Both men feel that performing outside allows them to evaluate audience interest. We want to know if what we play catches their attention and we can measure that by hearing their encouraging remarks and checking out the tip bucket. Performing for passersby gives the kind of edge you canít get if you are simply practicing in the comfort of your own studio. Minor weaknesses suddenly become magnified and if you hadnít discovered them before youíll find out about them on the street. So the audience helps us to be better performers, better musicians, better players. In the world of music, if you have something good, you need to share it. Except for vacations (July 10 to 31st), inclement weather, an occasional paying gig like Summerfest, the duo can be seen and heard most Saturday mornings in front of the ďSteaming CupĒ starting at 10:30 a.m.




Two great trumpets

can add even more class

to a classy event.




Piano and voice keeping it mellow!




Welcome To My Island of Country Music!