The unsung heart and soul of the Motor City rock and roll scene. Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels’ blue-eyed rhythm and blues meets rock attack boasts a gritty passion and incendiary energy matched by few artists. Fronted by the iconic rock legend Ryder, who is noted for his Little Richard-inspired gruff and wailing singing style, The Wheels unleash a live performance that has been described as high-octane, turbo, high-performance, and super-charged.
With a catalog of hits ingrained into the annuls of American rock, Mitch and The Wheels served as the musical bridge between the Motown soul factory and the high-energy, take-no-prisoners rock ‘n’ roll that would roar out of Detroit via Iggy and The Stooges, MC5, Ted Nugent, and Bob Seger.
However, it would be a mistake to consign Mitch Ryder solely to the past. Since there is nothing nostalgic about the charged music here, no one ever kicked out the rockin’ rhythm and blues jams better than Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels.