Dr Breeze is Wilk McKean. Born and raised in New Orleans and growing up with the sounds of Dixieland jazz, rhythm and blues, and pop, he bought his first guitar as a teenager and like the song said "played until my fingers bled". He was playing his first professional gigs by the age of sixteen in groups with names like The Shadows of Eternity, Potter's Field and Bayou. He also found work as a vocalist in some of the areas top recording studios, while writing original music and radio jingles. In 1979, he formed a group called Flite, which continued to be a musical influence on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain for over twenty-five years playing clubs, weddings, private parties, Mardi Gras balls and fairs.
In April 1989, he left the U.S. for Germany and played with a pair of German musicians in a trio called The Night Dogs. Returning stateside in 1996, he settled in Pensacola on the Florida gulf coast and considers it a joy to live and play right there on what is known as the Redneck Riviera. He has produced five CD's of original music for his End of the Road record label. He also wrote a stage musical and hopes to produce it.
In 2010, he teamed up with Jennifer Del Gallo – Taylor to produce one of the best power duos on the gulf coast, playing convention venues at some of the area's finest resorts. Jennifer is a classically trained and multi-talented performer with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from Florida State University. She has performed many leading roles on stage, held various pageant titles including Miss Pensacola, and acted in short films and commercials. She successfully recorded two full length albums in Nashville where she worked with the legendary, Grammy winning producer, Larry Butler.
In 2013, he added Jennifer's good friend and fellow theater performer Mitzi Holt and the results have been phenomenal. Mitzi is a local artist whose art has been commissioned by both city and county agencies and a professional photographer whose clients includes the Pensacola Opera and the Pensacola Little Theater. Her specialties with the band are exceptional harmonies and R&B and Blues leads. She does a serious Aretha and Bonnie Raitt.
The trio of Wilk, Jennifer and Mitzi is the core of the Dr
Breeze band and performs for conventions, weddings, private
parties, Mardi Gras Balls and just about any reason that folks
have for exceptional music and fun! Dr Breeze brings that
extra flair to your event. If you are interested in having
Dr Breeze entertain please contact
us for information on availability and fees.