youtube icon
youtube icon
LINEUP
MIKE MCCANN
Bass, Bass Synth, Keyboards & Vocals
Mike McCann Image

The founding member of King Fish, Mike whet his appetite for performing live music in Northwest Ohio where he played both Classic Rock and Country music with notable groups Dusty Roads, Pandora and Sneaky Pete as well as other bands throughout Toledo, Bowling Green and Fremont Ohio. Later Mike was a major force in the rebirth of the Spur9 Band from Southeast Michigan.

A former music major, his roots lie deep in Jazz and Classical music, but he enjoys listening to and playing all generes. Early on, his playing style was influenced by Geddy Lee, Chris Squier, Nathan East and Leland Skylar. One of Mike's memorable moments was when he had the opportunity to perform on stage with legendary Jazz great Maynard Ferguson.

Proficient on 4, 5, 6 and 8-String Basses, Mike play's Fender, Rickenbacker and Steinberger Bass Guitars along with Korg, Roland and Yamaha Keyboards. Mike's thunder is produced via Crown Amps & Ampeg Cabinets. With a wide vocal range, Mike's high-end harmonies and deep bass vocals are just part of what makes the King Fish Sound unique.

For more info visit Mike's web site at: www.intensebass.com

DALE PALMER
Drums, Percussion & Vocals
Dale Palmer Image

A native of Adrian, MI, Dale was influenced early on by the sounds of Motown, Rock & Roll, Funk and Blues and first picked up the sticks at an early age. A true virtuoso, Dale originally started playing by ear, but eventually began taking lessons to learn to read and write music, allowing him to further hone his skills in his chosen craft.

Later, Dale began to teach Drums and Percussion and has authored two books: Power Pack for the Rock & Roll Drummer and Funk Sambas. As a recording artist, he plays both guitar and bass to round out his skills.

Dale is a consummate musician, able to lay down the groove and sit squarely in the pocket while belting out a mean vocal line. He has played and toured with many Rock, Country, Funk and Blues bands including Head First, Straight Up, Tight Rope, and Ouch, however his best memories come from playing packed house performances right in his home town.

A movie and exercise buff, Dale is a dedicated family man who now makes his home in Brooklyn, MI.

JOE DENNIS
Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Joe Dennis Image

A vetran of the Southeastern Michigan Rock Scene, Joe learned his chops early on in his youth. Influenced initially by Old School Country, Pop and Classic Rock, his guitar and vocal styles were eventually fashioned after bands like .38 Special, Journey, The Eagles, Travis Tritt and Def Leppard.

Not only a performer, but also a songwriter, Joe often reflects on the privilege of seeing fans fill the dance floor and enjoy a number of songs he has personnaly written. He has performed on stages both large and small with notable local groups Alliance, Hustler, Hellraiser, 4-Play and The Drunken Truth and has opened for both The Pat Travers Band and Molly Hatchet.

Originally a native of Adrian, Joe has made his home in Jackson, MI since 1997. He still prefers playing to local crowds and recalls nights where the crowds were so large, the band couldn't get off the stage, although his most memrable moment is performing with his daughter.

Joe's incredible tenor range allows King Fish the ability to perform many classic rock standards that most bands are unable to mimic.

JOHNNY LIGHTNIN'
Guitar, Vocals
Johnny Lightning Image

A native of the east coast, Johnny was born in upstate New York. His father worked at Carrier Corporation and additionally owned a farm that supplied flowers for all the area flower shops. As such, Johnny refers to himself one of the original flower children. Later, Johnny's father relocated the family to Michigan to become one of the first pioneers installing air conditioning for Ford.

Johnny's dad bought him his first guitar shortly after the Beatles stormed the US. While learning to play, Johnny attended Ann Arbor schools and as an early job he delivered newspapers. One of his customers were none other than Jimmy Osterberg's parents (AKA Iggy Pop). Johnny often found ways to hang out around Iggy.

It didn't take long before Johnny was hooked. Being around the Ann Arbor music scene definitely had its benefits; hanging out with Commander Cody's band in Mark's Cafe basement, plus Bob Seger's Pep Perrine at many concerts and The SRC. Johnny soon started a band with his friend Jot Johnson called Raw Livic and moved in with his friend Larry who taught him guitar. Johnny gives them all the credit for helping create his talent.

After a short stint in CA with Motown's Teena Marie of "Lovergirl" fame, Johnny returned to Michigan. Recording demo's under the Paxon label for Geffen Records, his original song "Michigan Lady" became a local hit. While played on multiple radio stations and numerous jukeboxes from Detroit to Florida, Lenawee County Michigan has always been Johnny's biggest fan base. Shortly afterward, Johnny formed the band Legend where he was the driving force for 26 years performing both locally and touring the country opening for numerous headline acts that included Waylon Jennings, The Jeff Healey Band and Blue Oyster Cult.

As the newest member of King Fish, Johnny has found a new musical home, stating that he loves this band due to it's incredible musical and vocal talent.