Mike Rose was born in Mexico, Missouri. After hearing drummers like Louis Bellson and Buddy Rich, Mike was inspired to begin his journey in music. At the age of eleven years old he received his first set of drums and spent hours practicing at home. His first drum instructor was Mr. Bob Murta, the band instructor from the local Junior and Senior High Schools. It was under Mr. Murta's tutelage Mike learned to read music and began to hone his skills Mike excelled and within months, he advanced through 2 years of music instruction. He was invited to join the Junior High School orchestra/marching band. When Mike was thirteen years old he began his professional career. It was at that time he was invited to play in the local club bands.
As his musical career advanced, Mike became an on-call session and studio drummer. He played in backup bands for artists such as Box Car Willie, Sarah Evans, Leroy Vandyke and Jim Glaser.
Mike has also played in well known bands such as The Chump Change Band and did warm up for the late Albert Collin, Robert Cray, and many other blues artists. Mike has done many studio recording sessions, both locally and nationally. Mike's multi-faceted abilities as a drummer cover styles ranging from rock, country, blues, jazz, Christian, Big Band, contemporary, and 50's music. Mike is currently playing with singer/songwriter/musician Joe Lewis. The Joe Lewis Band recently played at The Blue Note in Columbia, Missouri and recorded for a local television studio. The Joe Lewis Band will soon be releasing their new c/d The Good News Blues.