Mike Dees
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Mike Dees

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"The Genius Of Mike Dees"

"Mike joined the Jellyfish Tribute Album Team relatively late in the process, chose two of the only remaining tracks that weren't yet spoken for, and promptly nailed them both!! The guy's a genius!... I want to make "The genius of Mike Dees" a household phrase. You 100% rock, and the world needs to know it." - Alan Heaton- Burning Sky Records


"Killer Power Pop"

"Snap, Crackle,POP loves YA! We DO love you and your song "Maybe I". Killer power pop, a definite classic." - Craig Leve-Snap, Crackle, Pop Radio


Discography

Wednesday Nights In Memphis (2007, Vexar Entertainment) FEATURED TRACK "Fields Of Light"

Mike Dees-Buried EP (2007, Door 23 Records)

Sensory Lullabies: The Ultimate Tribute To Jellyfish (2007, Burning Sky Records) FEATURED TRACK "Let This Dream Never End", "Deliver" (track only available with bonus cd)

Mike Dees-Unearthed (2007, Door 23 Records)

Beautiful Escape:The Songs Of The Posies Revisited (2008, Burning Sky Records) FEATURED TRACK "Flood Of Sunshine"

Kayak Country Radio CD (2008, Kayak Tobacco Promotional Giveaway) FEATURED TRACK "Same Life, Different Day", "Picture"

Take Refuge In Please: The Songs Of Roxy Music Revisited-Deluxe & Delightful Edition(2009, Burning Sky Records) FEATURED TRACK "Nightingale"

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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.

Mike has released an EP in 2007, Buried, and a full-length album in 2008, Unearthed, both from Door 23 Records. He also has songs on all three CD releases from Burning Sky Records (including Beautiful Escape:The Songs of the Posies Revisited, which made music critic and International Pop Overthrow founder David Bash's Best of 2008 list.) In 2008, he was voted in by readers of the Memphis Flyer to play the Memphis Popfest and appeared on a limited-edition single from Goner Records commemorating the event.

His influences include The Beatles, Big Star, Matthew Sweet, Posies, Neil Young, REM, Son Volt, Teenage Fanclub, Jellyfish, Soul Asylum, Smithereens, Elvis Costello, Guided By Voices, Husker Du, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, Jim Croce, Indigo Girls, The Eagles, & other Cosmic American music.

WEBSITE: http://www.mikedeesmusic.com
MYSPACE: http://www.myspace.com/mikedees23
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Dees/18581198467