Mike Atkins

Mike Atkins is an accomplished musician who has been singing and playing the piano since a very young 6 months old, writing songs since age thirteen, and performing on stage for just as long. His songs are described as musical comfort food for the soul, being equal parts Soul/Rock/Blues/Gospel.

Performing has been a passion since Mike began learning how to play. As soon as he was old enough he started performing in talent shows, in school choirs, and playing with bands in McAllen, TX where he spent his formative years.

After a family move to San Antonio he started performing solo on the river walk and playing with various bands.

He moved to Houston where he would play with a 7 piece reggae band as well as learn the ins and outs of the dueling piano show. Eventually moving on to other musical opportunities he spent many years playing church music and learning recording studio production.

Mike landed a touring gig with Christian comedian Chonda Pierce which then prompted a move to Nashville, TN where he would play with artists such as Phil Keaggy, Danny Chambers, and Tim Williams (Son of county legend Don Williams).

In 2004 he went back into the field of Dueling Pianos touring all over the US, and eventually doing a stint in Switzerland. His Dueling Piano prompted a move to Tacoma, WA where he was a Music Director for 2 years.

In 2008 Mike auditioned for and accepted a position at Pete’s Dueling Pianos in Austin, TX and has been a resident player ever since.

Playing live original music shows is something that interests Mike very much, especially given the current climate of the Texas Music Scene which is exploding like never before.

You can always catch Mike live at Pete’s Dueling Pianos in Austin, TX.

Open Song List**

Respect-Aretha Franklin
Great Balls Of Fire-Jerry Lee Lewis
Stand By Me-Ben E King
Burning Down The House-Talking Heads
And She Was-Talking Heads
Blue Suede Shoes-Elvis
Dock Of The Bay-Otis Redding
Try A Little Tenderness-Otis Redding
People Get Ready-Curtis Mayfield
Sweet Home Alabama-Lynrd Skynrd
Gimme Three Steps-Lynrd Skynrd
Dixie Chicken-Little Feat
Statesboro Blues-Allman Bros
Midnight rider-Allman Bros
Green Onions- Booker T and the MGs
Sweet Child of Mine-Guns and Roses
Crazy-Gnarles Barkley
Last Dance With Mary Jane-Tom Petty
The Waiting-Tom Petty
I Won’t Back Down-Tom Petty
You Got Lucky-Tom Petty
She Caught the Katy-Taj Mahal/Blues Brothers
Song For You-Leon Russell
Bad Moon Rising-CCR
Fortunate Son-CCR
Lodi-CCR
Looking Out My Backdoor-CCR
Mustang Sally-Wilson Pickett
Tennessee Whiskey-Chris Stapleton
My Girl-The Temptations
Sir Duke-Stevie Wonder
Isn’t She Lovely-Stevie Wonder
Superstition-Stevie Wonder
The Letter- Joe Cocker
Delta Lady-Joe Cocker
Higher Ground-Stevie Wonder
Hotel California-Eagles
Boys of Summer-Don Henley
Into The Mystic-Van Morrison
Wild Nights-Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl-Van Morrison
First Cut Is The Deepest-Sheryl Crowe
Uptown Funk-Bruno Mars
All Summer Long-Kid Rock
Drift Away-Dobie Gray
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain-Willie Nelson
Sweet Dreams-Patsy Cline
On The Road Again-Willie Nelson
Seven Spanish Angels-Willie Nelson/Ray Charles
Georgia-Ray Charles
The Mess Around-Ray Charles
You Don’t Know Me-Ray Charles
That Lucky Old Sun-Ray Charles
At Last-Etta James
Junco Partner-Dr John
Iko Iko-Dr John
Rehab-Amy Winehouse
Folsom Prison Blues-Johnny Cash
Ring Of Fire-Johnny Cash
The Midnight Special-CCR
Every Breath You Take-The Police
Roxanne-The Police
Walking On The Moon-The Police
Message In A Bottle-The Police
Hound Dog-Big Mama Thornton
Your Love Is Taking Me Higher-Jackie Wilson
Summer 69-Bryan Adams
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg-Temptations
Let’s Stay Together-Al Green
Here I am Baby-Al Green
Love And Happiness-Al Green
Leroy Brown-Jim Croce
Proud Mary-Tina Turner
Rock The Casbah-The Clash
Should I stay Or Should I Go-The Clash
What It Takes-Aerosmith
Walk This Way-Aerosmith
Flashlight-Parliament Funk
Lay Down Sally-Eric Clapton
Wonderful Tonight-Eric Clapton
Walking In Memphis Marc Cohn
Ramblin’ Man-Allman Bros
Bohemian Rhapsody-Queen
Fat Bottom Girls-Queen
Somebody To Love-Queen
The Weight-The Band
F You-Ceelo Green
Everyday People-Sly & The Family Stone
Thank You-Sly And The Family Stone
The Way You Make Me Feel-Michael Jackson

ELTON JOHN:
Bennie & the Jets
Tiny Dancer
Your Song
Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Saturday Night
I’m Still Standing
Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
Crocodile Rock
The Bitch Is Back
Rocket Man
Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

BILLY JOEL:
Piano Man
New York State of Mind
An Innocent Man
We Didn’t Start The Fire
River Of Dreams
Only The Good Die Young
Vienna
Miami 2017
Pressure

THE BEATLES:
Blackbird
Get Back
Let It Be
Hey Jude
Saw Her Standing There
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Something
Yesterday
For No One
Twist And Shout
We Can Work It Out (Stevie Wonder Version)
Revolution
Eleanor Rigby
Come Together
Yellow Submarine
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
The Long And Winding Road

Me And Bobby McGee-Janis Joplin
Purple Rain-Prince
Raspberry Beret-Prince
Little Red Corvette-Prince
Blueberry Hill-Fats Domino
Glory Days-Bruce Springsteen
Lets Get It On-Marvin Gaye
Whats Going On-Marvin Gaye
Ain’t No Sunshine-Bill Withers
Use Me-Bill Withers
When I’m Kissing My Love-Bill Withers
I feel Good-James Brown
Little Wing-Jimi Hendrix
Angel-Jimi Hendrix
You Can’t Always Get What You Want-Rolling Stones

**This is by no means a complete list