About Big Engine
Tony Mikus - Lead Vocals, Guitars | Hans Oellerich - Guitars
Benny Puckett - Drums | Ryan Wilcox - Bass
Big Engine is a super-charged, fully blown rock n' roll machine, playing over 300 shows a year for hundreds of thousands of fans! Their nitrous fueled, guitar driven, high-energy music leave the uninitiated singing along with their fists in the air to their catchy choruses and instantly memorable lyrics. This Jacksonville four-piece is in demand everywhere they go, “We often have to turn down shows because we’re booked, sometimes we’re playing two shows a day.” says founding singer/ guitarist Tony Mikus. The band’s surging popularity comes from the buzz on their amazing live show, where the band whips the audience into a wild frenzy, laying down well-known hits like “That Girl’s a Freak” to “Wasted” and their anthematic theme song, “Party Like a Rock Star”.
While reigning over the Florida club scene and playing all over the Southeast, these road warriors maintain a rabid cult following with bikers and gear heads alike from their many appearances at rallies like Sturgis and NASCAR and NHRA events all over the country. When they’re not headlining they are the go-to guys for arena acts like Buckcherry, Drowning Pool, Motorhead, Bret Michaels, Vince Neil, Charlie Daniels, 38 Special, Ted Nugent, Shooter Jennings and many, many more. In between touring, the band has released two albums, 2009’s “Rock n’ Roll Machine” and the recently released “That Girl”. Demand was so high on the road, where both albums are well north of 30,000, that these CDs are now available digitally as well as at retail. Now, with more offers than they can handle, Big Engine is aiming to bring their hits to even bigger audiences. If there’s a big crowd having a big party, chances are you’ll hear Big Engine.