Mike Retallick, aka Southside Mike, is a bass player in the Calgary area.

Originally from Toronto, Mike started his musical career in Winnipeg with numerous rock bands. He would later move to Calgary in the early 1990’s and continue from there.

Since the beginning, Mike has been influenced by numerous blues and rock artists like the Rolling Stones, Muddy Waters, and Buddy Guy to name but a few. 

Mike has had the honour of sharing the stage with some incredible musicians over the years both at gigs and at numerous jams creating some amazing musical memories.

Music for Mike is an ongoing adventure and he looks forward everyday to the continuing journey.


Mike & Buddy Guy

Southside At The Cumbrian Arms

Southside At The Black Diamond Hotel