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Sweet Leda, Lovebettie, dana alexandra
Fri, October 5, 2012
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.chameleonclub.net/event/161731/
Mike literally comes from a musical family, as his parents met in college where they were both studying music. At an early age they instilled in their young son an admiration and appreciation for the arts. Given his first guitar at the age of 2, Mike states: "I knew at a very early age I wanted to play the guitar but it was when my Dad took me to my first Grateful Dead show (at the age of nine) that I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life".
Mike joined his first band at the age of 15 and began writing his own music. Ironically enough, at the age of 18 while attending a college in Florida, which he felt would help him achieve his goals, Mike's life was side tracked by a battle with drug addiction. What followed were years of struggle ending finally with a delicate victory and promise that would one day define MiZ.
In 2003 Mike moved back to Pennsylvania. While continuing to play with local bands he began working on his solo career. In 2008 he was spotted by the international touring band Gongzilla. As bassist Hansford Rowe expressed, he could see that "Mike could play viscerally and also sing, making for a cross-pollination of genres." He was invited to join the band where his first gig was at the Troubadour in LA . During his time with Gongzilla he had the opportunity to play alongside members of Zappa, moe. Umphrey's McGee, Particle, Crosby, Stills & Nash.
Wanting to form his own band to showcase his original music, Mike used Gongzilla's hiatus as an opportunity to form MiZ. Since it's inception in 2010, MiZ has had the opportunity to open for such acts as
-Blue Oyster Cult
-Kenny Wayne Sheppard
-Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
-Little River Band
In addition to MiZ, Mike currently he plays with Jam Stampede (former members of the Zen Tricksters) and Garcia Grass. Becoming well know for guitar skills and solid jams Mike's live performances are what brings fans back every time. Mike has been afforded the opportunity to share the stage with Garth Hudson (The Band), Jackie Greene, Michael Glabicki (Rusted Root), Mark Ford (Black Crowes), Donna Jean Godchaux, Bernard Purdi, Marco Benevento, Umphrey's McGee, Jeff Pevar, Don Preston (Frank Zappa and the Mothers), Merl Saunders, plus members of String Cheese Incident, Particle, and moe.
East Hope Avenue has been years in the making. It is a collection of original songs written from Mike's experiences over the past decade. Accompanying Mike on the CD is the talent of Freeman White, (Donna Jean Godchaux), Brett Alexander (Badlees), AJ Jump and Bill Stetz, East Hope Avenue includes a variety other musicians Mike has played with over the years, along with guest appearances by Buddy Cage (New Riders), John Graboff (Ryan Adams and the Cardinals), Gordon Stone and Eva Katherine. East Hope Avenue was released on October first 2011.
Powered by Cymek's sultry, commanding vocals and electrifying stage presence, Sweet Leda has earned a reputation as a "rising star," taking the diverse Annapolis music scene by storm and becoming one of the most exciting and accomplished live acts around. With its rich blend of new school funk, soul, and pop, Sweet Leda's heartfelt original material has drawn comparisons to Joss Stone, Janis, Maroon 5, Supreme Beings of Leisure, and Edie Brickell, while garnering its very own stylistic label: "sexy smooth rock and groove".
With their HOT new album "Need The Music" in hand, produced by Pro Producer Stephen Joseph Antonelli and mixed by Drew Mazurek (Linkin Park, Allman Bros.), the band is working hard to share their music with the world! The album's first single, "Can't Stand," was well received and has garnered much airplay. New cuts such as "Let Her Love Her", "What I Need", and "What You Don't Know" are now getting some love from the press as well as SL's favorite radio stations…and are available to you right now on iTunes!
Local stations currently spinning Sweet Leda are Annapolis' 103.1 WRNR, Ocean City, MD's 98.1 IRIE Radio, and Towson's 89.7 WTMD.
The year ahead promises to be a more exciting one than ever for Sweet Leda, so be sure to check the website for updates. In the meantime, rest assured that the band will be working hard — in the studio and on the live circuit — to do what they do best: make sweet music.
This March and April, Lovebettie will embark on another full US tour that takes their sound of "Swagger Rock" across the entire East Coast, South By Southwest in Austin, TX, California, Chicago, and tons of other cities across the US! Come celebrate and help Lovebettie make 2012 the biggest year yet! With bigger stage shows and even more rocking songs, don't miss the band that is creating a buzz everywhere they go! Do you Lovebettie? We hope you do.
I love the peace and quiet falling asleep to crickets and peepers on a summer's eve. I also love being close enough to big cities to soak up as much culture as I can under those brilliant city lights! I love skylines. I really love trees. I'm a summer girl but I love every season too. I love being outside even though I'm a girly girl...being both is possible! I love my family and friends although right now a lot of them are too far away from me.
I love eating healthy foods but I have a sweet tooth and snowballs from Summer's snowball stand. I set goals for myself and keep everything I love as close to me as I can. I've lived in a beachtown, huuuuge city and small town. I used to wear my heart on my sleeve and I think my music reflects that. But not so much anymore because I've lived some more and I've learned some more...and I know it's for the best. I truly believe that "love is all you need" and I live my life by that.
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