"power pop... w/ a slow burn intensity... always standing proud with nothing but a voice and a guitar or two to lean on..."
Mick Hargreaves is working on his next solo release, performing solo acoustic shows, and full band shows with the "King Guys": Mike Bifulco, Gary Dawson, Don Mangels, and Jeff McLary. A music & video contribution to Chris Butler's "Major Glitch" (Guinness Book of World Records' longest pop song ever recorded) was released in January of 2012, and the full-length "Redemption Center II" (solo outtakes, rarities, and demos) is on tap for early 2012.
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Sing. Guitar. Bass. Write. Perform. Record. Produce. Teach.
I've been the cornerstone bassist (founding member, too) at the New York Roots Music Association (NYRMA). Other artists that have incorporated my low-end sounds, singing and guitar work include Caroline Doctorow & The Steamrollers, Joe Delia, Los Blaggards, Libby Johnson, Matty Liot & The Big Up, The Hangdogs, Matthew Grimm and the Red Smear, Buddy Woodward & The Nitro Xpress, The Grip Weeds, the Legendary Wild Ensemble, The Tonebenders, Telly, Karen Hudson, The Dixie Bee-Liners, and Billy Hector.
I produce (Lantern Sound Recording Rig) my own recordings and some by others, recently Jeff McLary's "I Don't Know Why", some location work on the Butchers Blind "Play For The Films" CD (2011), and from 2009-2011, The Songtrails Radio Hour on WPKN 89.5 FM (Bridgeport CT).
The lavish Brian Wilson-meets-Phil Spector 2010 single/video "Bridget" (written by the late great Gary Jude Anderson) was paired up with a down-home front-parlour recording of Mick's "Can't Keep Track of You Blues", featuring Gene Casey (Lone Sharks) and Matty Liot (Montauk Project) on guitars.