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Loozin’ Sleep draws on 3 seasoned Kansas City musicians, whose credits include Green River Ordinance, the Homewreckers, Well Strung and Singled Out, to build the foundation for the captivating stage presence of Michelle Hawkins.  Mark, Gary & Jim's blues based instrumentals combined with the soulful vocals of Michelle create a signature 4 piece sound that is sure to please.
With influences from the Yardbirds, the Rolling Stones, Johnny Winter, Finnegan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Allman Brothers, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Janis Joplin, Melissa Ethridge, Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Patsy Cline & Joe Bonamassa, Loozin’ Sleep has developed one breathtaking soulful rockin’ sound.

Michelle Hawkins

Jim Pritchett

Mark Hills

gw schmeck


Loozin’ Sleep is a band family who truly enjoy each other as much as they enjoy the music…..and it shows in the delivery of their performances! 

Michelle Hawkins - Lead Vocals
Michelle is well known and respected by country, pop as well as blues fans and performers alike.  Her regular appearances at various concert venues and clubs is due to her uncanny ability to sing any style.  Her infectious wit and charm on stage are eclipsed only by her ability to blow the socks off lovers of any music type. She brings soul, power, and dynamics to every story she sings; all with a passion and a personality that has earned her the title of the complete package. 
Jim Pritchett - Drums/Vocals
Jim's playing and singing has earned him the respect and admiration of professionals and fans alike.  His induction into the Kansas Music Hall Of Fame, along with such notables as Count Basie and Charlie Parker, caps a long professional career of playing and recording.  Jim is considered by some to be one of the finest singing drummers in the country.
Mark Hills - Lead Guitar

Mark’s long career as performer and teacher has earned him the respect and gratitude of countless working professional musicians and fans alike.  Known as a guitar player’s guitar player; he teaches, plays and records with many of the finest musicians in the Midwest. His humor and wit as a stage performer is only eclipsed by his ability to impress and entertain young and old alike.

gw schmeck- bass/vocals


gw has been the relentless driving force behind countless legendary midwestern bands. As home on guitar as well as bass, dub is recognized as one of the flounders of the Kansas City blues and rhythm scene. Known as the perpetrator of the 'Undeniable Frenzy', and the instigator of the 'Schmeck Effect', his pulsating style of playing is intricate, rock solid, and of course, pulsating.