The year was 1990 and it marked a turning point for music lovers on the west coast of Florida. That was the year that the band called The BoogieMen was formed. From the time he was a young teen Mike Riley’s dream was to have the biggest and best band in his town. He has accomplished just that. Riley has that rare personality that everyone that meets him wants to be a part of whatever it is that he is involved with. That trait saw the band grow to its present size of 10 members, which is a rare find in today’s bands. The size of this Rock and Soul Orchestra provides for a rich blend of vocals and instruments that keeps people coming back again and again to enjoy The BoogieMen Experience.
The BoogieMen are in high demand for events such as Weddings, Festivals, Private Parties, Conventions and Corporate Events.
The band puts their heart and soul into every performance, treating them all like a concert. Because they are Charlotte County’s premier band, they have been asked to open for some of the top bands in the country: The Beach Boys, Kansas, The Edgar Winter Group, Grand Funk RailRoad, Rick Derringer, Bertie Higgins, Dr. Hook, The Lovin Spoonful, Derek Trucks, Confederate Railroad, The Rascals, “Dangerous Dan Toler”, Herman’s Hermits, Rare Earth, Tinsley Ellis, The Outlaws, Grand Funk Railroad, The Grass Roots, Blues Traveler and Here Come the Mummies.
For Twenty years The BoogieMen have “Rocked the House” at Harpoon Harry’s located at the end of Fisherman’s Village on Charlotte Harbor in Beautiful Down Town Punta Gorda.
Come, Skip the Light Fandango and turn Cartwheels cross the Floor…..