Mike West

Live Act Singer/Songwriter Blues Folk Rock Acoustic Country
Mike West - Singer/Songwriter Blues Folk Rock Acoustic Country Live Act in Rock Ferry

Mike West Short Info

In his short time as a solo musician, Mike West has already started building a reputation as an honest and engaging performer. Beginning his musical journey as the frontman and guitarist for a thrash metal band, Mike traded in his electric guitar for an acoustic and began paying homage to his love of delta blues, folk and country while remaining true to his metal and rock roots.

A walking dichotomy of genres and influences, Mike is as comfortable performing at a metal festival, as he is at a tattoo convention, arts café or folk club. This widespread appeal is down to his honest lyrics, driving rhythms and diverse subject range, from his home town of Rock Ferry to the practice of Tibetan Sky Funerals.

With his new E.P ‘Rusted’, named from him coming to terms with the fact that he not that metal anymore, Mike explores the themes of working for the machine, Walt Whitman’s poetry, love, struggle and the dereliction of his home town and with an ever expanding repertoire of songs, his live performances are a roller coaster of existentialism, literature and dealing with the pressing questions in his life, wrapped up into relatable songs you can tap your feet too.

Most recently, Mike has had the pleasure of opening for American artist Shawn James on his first UK tour, warming up crowds in Newcastle, Leeds, Nottingham and Birmingham, earning fans with a down to earth manner and reliable songs and gaining traction within each city.

Mike West is an honest, open musician constantly improving through his song writing and live performances, developing a unique blend of optimistic and realistic world views with a driving rhythm of acoustic music that pays tribute to his array of influences while sounding unlike any other acoustic act around.

In his short time as a solo musician, Mike West has already started building a reputation as an honest and engaging performer. Beginning his musical journey as the frontman and guitarist for a thrash metal band, Mike traded in his electric guitar for an acoustic and began paying homage to his love of delta blues, folk and country while remaining true to his metal and rock roots.

A walking dichotomy of genres and influences, Mike is as comfortable performing at a metal festival, as he is at a tattoo convention, arts café or folk club. This widespread appeal is down to his honest lyrics, driving rhythms and diverse subject range, from his h...

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Past Gigs Mike West

  • 07 | 2017 Glasgow King Tut's
  • 07 | 2017 Glasgow Amethyst
  • 07 | 2017 Ayr Acoustic Bliss
  • 07 | 2017 Edinburgh Live at the Grassmarkets
  • 06 | 2017 Chester Chester Live
  • 06 | 2017 Wrexham PentreFest
  • 06 | 2017 Middlewhich Fab Fest
  • 06 | 2017 West Kirby West Kirby Live
  • 06 | 2017 Liverpool Live at The Lomax
  • 04 | 2017 Nottingham Shawn James
  • 04 | 2017 Leeds Shawn James
  • 04 | 2017 Birmingham Shawn James
  • 04 | 2017 Newcastle Shawn James
  • 03 | 2017 Liverpool The Jacaranda
  • 09 | 2016 Chester Live Rooms Michele Stodart
  • 06 | 2016 Wirral West Kirby Live

Discography Mike West

  • 2017 Rusted EP | Cog Life Records

Media

  • Video Nuke Song
  • Media Work On
  • Media Stranger
  • Media What If? (explicit)
  • Media Keep Going
  • Media Rock Ferry

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Origin

  • Rock Ferry GB

Founded

  • 2016

Members

  • Mike West Vocals and guitar