Mick Hargreaves
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Mick Hargreaves


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"Mick Hargreaves Back In The Saddle With New CD"

On his 40th birthday, September 27, Mr. Hargreaves [digitally] released the eight-track “Redemption Center II—Relics, Hell-Licks & Psychedelics,” which features an array of guest musicians, including guitarists Michael Bifulco, Gary Dawson, Anthony Liberatore, Matty Liot, Pete Mancini, Mark A. Schiavoni, Doug Cox, and drummers Dave Martin and Charlie Servello. - 27 East

"Local Music Man Mick Hargreaves Hits the Road"

With the release of his latest CD, Best, Hargreaves explores the concepts surrounding the artistry of delivering solid rock tracks, while also playing with the notion of having substance behind expert guitar playing and powerful, emotional sound. - Dan's Papers

"Back in the Saddle"

"after hearing them play in the coveted opening slot of this year’s Great South Bay Music Festival it is clear—they are poised and ready. “I don’t think we have any borders,” Hargreaves said. With the core group of Gary Dawson and Mike Bifulco on guitars, Don Mangels on bass and Tom Ryan and Jeff McLary sharing drum duties, The King Guys are a unit that can inhabit the Kentucky-pickin’ to psychedelic rock spectrum that Hargreaves’ music encompasses. Despite using an expanded lineup for the festival gig, which included his sister Jen on backup vocals, the quietly evocative nature of Hargreaves’ songs remained fully intact—and surprisingly in-your-face. Two stirring examples were the dreamy harmonic-filled country tune “Stuck in the Stable Blues” and the irresistible R.E.M.-speckled power pop song “Always Come.” Hargreaves is a disarming presence as both frontman and ringleader... the quintessential survivor and the soundtrack to his own life is richer than ever. - LI Pulse Magazine


Mick Hargreaves "Best" CD
Released April 10, 2013
17 Songs, 60 Minutes



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The songs of Mick Hargreaves can be easily pigeonholed as "Americana", but that would do a grave injustice to the breadth of styles his tunes encompass. Having fronted many different outfits over the years Mick's songs manage to contain a little slice of each of the roads he's traveled. A little classic twang here, some Early 80's college rock flavor there, but always tied together with strong pop hooks and melodies. It's hard not to compare him to another musical Jack-of-all-trades in the legendary Songwriter/Producer Nick Lowe, as Mick also happens to be known for slinging a 4 string electric bass in addition to pickin' the six string. A veteran of the business, Mr. Hargreaves has cracked the code of what it takes to create some seriously infectious American pop/rock.

Mick's just finished co-producing the Butcher's Blind "Destination Blues" CD, due 2013 on Paradiddle Records, and did an April 2013 acoustic duet tour of the Mid-Atlantic USA with their lead singer, Pete Mancini, making stops all over LI, NYC, Brooklyn, Queens, Hoboken NJ, Philadelphia PA, Baltimore MD, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia. A compilation CD of his music titled "BEST" was released at the same time, and he's already back at work with his Lantern Sound Recording Rig to begin the follow-up, a new recording with his band The King Guys.

Since their debut at the Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport NY) on July 30th 2011, MICK HARGREAVES & THE KING GUYS (Mike Bifulco, Gary Dawson, Don Mangels, Chris Mehos, Jen Hargreaves-Pawliczak, with Pete Mancini, Jeff McLary, and Tom Ryan) have gone on to raise the roof with regular appearances at the Rodeo Bar (NYC), the Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett, NY), and opened the Great South Bay Music Fest (Patchogue, NY) on the main stage Friday, July 13th 2012.

Mick made a music & video contribution to Chris Butler's "Major Glitch" (Guinness Book of World Records' longest pop song ever recorded). A 2009 single/video paired a lavish Brian Wilson-meets-Phil Spector treatment of the late great Gary Jude Anderson's "Bridget" with a down-home front-parlour reading of Mick's "Can't Keep Track of You Blues", featuring Gene Casey (Lone Sharks) and Matty Liot (Montauk Project) on guitars. -

Mick's been the cornerstone bassist (a founding member, too) at the New York Roots Music Association (NYRMA). The list of other artists incorporating his low-end sounds, singing and guitar work is lengthy. He produces his recordings (and some by others, most recently The Dixie Bee-Liners and Butchers Blind) with the Lantern Sound Recording Rig.