Mike B
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Mike B

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter




"Overwhelming skill almost too incredible to believ"

Mike jumps genres with ease, moving from a light samba to classical phrases played over frenetic breakbeats and although you may find that the stripped down tracks are on the minimal side, remember this is the unedited live product of a single person. Overwhelming skill almost too incredible to believe - Scissorkick


Invisible Man, 2007



I am a guitarist. I am a beatboxer. I am a vocalist. Over the last few years I have been exploring a technique where I do all three simultaneously, writing music that emphasizes every element to my fullest ability. I want to capture the magic and mystery of all my idols; bring my music to people and bring people to me through my music. I’m not interested in styles or labels, fitting neatly into a category in the record rack. I want to listen and harness that which makes great music great, and smash those barriers we’ve invented to keep each other separate. In doing so, one begins to lose their identity.

I am deeply rooted in hip-hop; in school I frequented hardcore shows; I wrestled with the pain and legacy of jazz; my parents gave me the symphony; bombarded by electronics and rock and roll, samba salsa and soul, djembe, tablas and taiko, I am all of these, and I am none. I have been and remain on the sidelines. Watching, listening, waiting. I’m always there, but you probably haven’t seen me. I am invisible.