mike got spiked

mike got spiked

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mike got spiked is a fusion of rock/punk/metal/ska/reggae with wide range of influences from Faith No More to Frank Sinatra mike got spiked brings a musical fusion casserole to any show that they play.

Biography

Formed in late 2002, mike got spiked's incendiary live shows quickly gained them notoriety in their native Ireland. With a top 30 single and international five-star reviews for top 50 debut album Caveat Emptor under their belts, it was a natural step for the schizo-rock four-piece to aim higher and take their chances Stateside.

A slot on the 2005 Vans Warped Tour alongside the likes of Thrice, The Offspring and My Chemical Romance and Fall out Boy whetted their appetite for the American dream, and subsequent support slots with Anthrax, Head Automatica, Biffy Clyro and Kerbdog showed them they were well able to take on the best in the business.

They waved goodbye to Ireland's limited scene with the release of the Poetry and Prozac EP in June 2006, and went on an American odyssey across 40 states, that has to date taken in 80,000 miles and 300 shows.
They have toured from coast to coast and everywhere in between, winning thousands of new fans along the way - reflected handsomely in record sales topping 10,000 units, 100,000 Myspace plays with a community of over 20,000 myspace friends and a top 10 slot on the Warped Tour's official download chart - and recently put in a show-stopping performance at Hollywood's world-famous Whisky A Go-Go venue.

As labels and management companies begin to circle overhead, mike got spiked are busying themselves between live shows by working on new material, with a view to touring the UK and Europe in mid 2008.

Discography

Single "All you need" reached number 23 in the Irish Charts and received alot of airplay in its year of release (2004)

Album "Caveat Emptor" reached number 51 in the Irish Charts and many of its tracks have been played on Irish Radio. (2005)

EP "Poetry and Prozac" was not released in Record Stores but has so far sold over 3,000 copies at the bands shows throughout Ireland and America. (2006)

Online Single "Virus Kiss" was released in 2007 though the bands myspace page and has so far been downloaded over 5,000 times

Set List

Varies from night to night, we can play a 30 minute set or a 2 hour set.