Mike Dees
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Piano, Keyboard, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Singer.

ABOUT

Mike Dees is a Singer/Songwriter from Memphis, TN. A prolific purveyor of Southern-fried power pop and veteran of many bands, he recently struck out on his own and hasn't looked back since. Whether playing solo acoustic or with a full-on rock band, he always delivers heartfelt (if slightly acidic) lyrics and ragged jangle rock.
Imagine 1970's AM rock (Neil Young, America) mixed with British Invasion and Power Pop (Big Star,Teenage Fanclub, Gin Blossoms) filtered through a ragged dose of distorted bliss (Soul Asylum, Husker Du, Guided By Voices). Like a candy-coated razorblade, these pop gems slide down smooth before the internal bleeding of emotion sets in. With these sugary bitter-pop nuggets, you can't eat just one. Crunch all you want, we'll make more.

For more music, open Door 23. Look for his cover of the obscure Jellyfish track "Let This Dream Never End" on Sensory Lullabies:The Ultimate Tribute To Jellyfish, coming in September. His song "Fields Of Light" will be featured on "Wednesday Nights In Memphis", a benefit CD for St. Jude's Target House, available now.

Screen name:
Mike Dees
Member since:
Aug 06 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
9
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Age:
50 years

Influences

The Beatles, Big Star, Matthew Sweet, Posies, Neil Young, REM, Son Volt, Teenage Fanclub, Jellyfish, Soul Asylum, Smithereens, Guided By Voices, Husker Du, Tom Petty, Michael Penn, Fleetwood Mac, Jim Croce, Indigo Girls, The Eagles, Cosmic American music

Members Of Band

Mike Dees:Vocals, guitar
Jeff Forbes:Bass
Chris Wood: Guitar
Brad Davis:Drums, Vocals

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

See http://www.myspace.com/nyssafest for more. Nyssafest is is still in it's conceptual phase yet has already recieved much support from possible sponsors, bands and helping hands. This festival pays homage to the regions rich heritage and strong musical roots. The main focus of this carnivale of music and arts is the unity of youth and area musical enthusiasts.

1204 North Houston Levee, Cordova, Tennessee 38018

New earlier time! An evening of original music and exceptional cuisine. For those of you who will in the Memphis Area on Thursday August 9th,2007 7 PM. Please stop by the Crow for lots of music and fun. Corner of Houston Levee and Macon in the Kroger Strip Mall.

8 PM

1204 North Houston Levee, Cordova, Tennessee 38018

New earlier time! An evening of original music and exceptional cuisine. For those of you who will in the Memphis Area on Thursday August 9th,2007 7 PM. Please stop by the Crow for lots of music and fun. Corner of Houston Levee and Macon in the Kroger Strip Mall.

8 PM

1204 North Houston Levee, Cordova, Tennessee 38018

New earlier time! An evening of original music and exceptional cuisine. For those of you who will in the Memphis Area on Thursday August 16,2007 7 PM. Please stop by the Crow for lots of music and fun. Corner of Houston Levee and Macon in the Kroger Strip Mall.

8 PM

1204 North Houston Levee, Cordova, Tennessee 38018

New earlier time! An evening of original music and exceptional cuisine. For those of you who will in the Memphis Area on Thursday August 9th,2007 7 PM. Please stop by the Crow for lots of music and fun. Corner of Houston Levee and Macon in the Kroger Strip Mall.

8 PM