The BackRoom Live! Profiles

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The Fish House on Miller Drive takes great pleasure in presenting a grand array of exceptional talent to compliment your award winning meal. Our BackRoom Live! features the best in lively music 4 nights each week ( Wed thru Sat ) and has been voted the number one destination for Blues and Jazz by more than one 'New Times Reader's Poll'.

Motel Mel

'Motel Mel' Seba has been a featured performer at The Fish House on Miller Drive since 1995. In many ways Mel has also helped to define live music in and around South Florida not only through many years of performing as a solo entertainer, but also in concert with his storied blues band 'The Innkeepers'. Mel has been cranking out rhythm and blues since before the zip code was invented! You can expect a broad spectrum of listening enjoyment that includes Santana, Barry White and some of the finest blues keyboard in the area. 

Michael Wainright

Michael may be a relative 'newbe' to The Fish House family though he brings along decades of dedicated musicianship. Michael has consistently delivered solid, crowd pleasing and memorable performances. As a multi-instrumentalist there is an enormous variety of material at his fingertips. Michael plays saxophone, trumpet, and keyboard in time with a 'wireless hotspot'. There are literally thousands of possible tunes including sing-a-long sessions should the opportunity arise.

Steve Duell

Steve isn't exactly hiding beneath that very long hair! You may have encountered Steve on any number of cruise ships over the last 20 years. Most of us were weaned on the acoustic sounds of early pop music and that is what you will hear: Music from the 20th Century. Again, a wide variety of styles and content from a guitarist who also plays harmonica and wields what some have labeled a 'world class' singing voice. 

Jazz Jam

Every Wednesday the Fish House hosts the 'Pro-Jazz Jam Session'. Dade County, Florida happens to have brought forth some of the best local and collegiate jazz musicianship. We are pleased in the extreme that our jazz jam session each Wednesday is hosted by David Leon. David is a true artist on saxophone and woodwinds and is also a composer pursuing a degree in Jazz Saxophone Performance. David appears in various ensembles. He attended the prestigious New World School of the Arts ( NWSA ). With Kudos too numerous to mention in this tiny bio please visit his personal web here. The weekly jazz jam provides prospective players with a venue to meet, to collaborate and to expand their skill set on a professional stage. All that is required of the crowd ( apart from the two drink minimum ) is that we enjoy. The Jazz Jam Sessions begin at 7 pm. 

Blues Jam

The Blues sound is by far the most popular event music in South Florida. You'll encounter the Blues at most every outdoor festival. Think expansive out door stage with huge sound system! The Fish House has assembled it's own talented array of Blues Musicians affectionately referred to as 'The Fish House All-Stars'. The group includes Michael Wainright, Darrell Raines on Guitar, George Caldwell playing a superb bass line, our own Motel Mel with Randy Robins and 'Mississippi Harp' Bill Clark on drums and percussion respectively along with other professional talent that cares to take the stage. It's an unpredictable blend and that is certainly part of the charm! The Thursday Pro-Blues Jam begins at 7 pm. There is also a two drink minimum.



The Fish House is committed to delivering the best in live music and delicious dining. Certainly they could get by with a great wait staff and excellent food or even with only the weighty talent mentioned above. All this musical diversity is enhanced through a select group of recurring special guest entertainers. The Fish House proudly features the very popular harmonica virtuoso Nico Wayne Toussaint and accompanist Michel Foison. You might also expect to find Latina songstress Sandra Morales or steel drum virtuoso Othello Molineaux; Ira Sullivan or perhaps Blues Guitar Legend Joey Gilmore here as well. The Aaron Lebos Reality Quartet is another popular group to feel at home on The BackRoom Live! Stage.

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The Fish House on Miller Drive manages to host many special events throughout the year. The annual 'Mardi Gras' celebration is quickly becoming legend. Each year our Saint Patrick's Day observance is also very popular. There have been numerous community awareness events such as 'Light it up Blue for Autism', 'Breast Cancer Awareness' and 'Pet Shelter Funding' as well as 'Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation' and the 'Crohn's and Colitis Foundation'. Moreover there has been many whimsical events such as 'International Beer Day' and 'New Beer's Eve' ( celebrating the repeal of prohibition ) and 'No Diet Day' to name a few. In short you never know what to expect! Stay informed by visiting for even more.