Remembering Mike Gillis

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Remembering Mike Gillis John Michael Gillis has passed. He now performs on a much bigger stage – you know they got a helluva band. We lost a lot of music in Key West in 2022 and none more impactful than Mike Gillis. I visited Mike a dozen or so times at his Kennedy Avenue apartment […]

The garage never had a car inside.

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Andy Westcott     The garage never had a car inside. Andy was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, near Detroit. He grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, where he attended school through his freshman year, later moving to Germantown, Pennsylvania, where he finished high school. His father was a drummer so naturally Andy started playing drums. Their […]

Never Worked A Day In My Life

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Michael Gillis    –  “Never worked a day in my life.” By Ralph De Palma   John Michael Gillis was born in Hudson, New York.  He spent his childhood in Atlanta, Georgia and Grove Hill, Alabama.  Michael said, “I became obsessed with music by the time I was 10 years old. Even when I really […]