Mike Noga

Mike Noga

 Melbourne, Victoria, AUS
BandFolkRock

Drummer for Australia's most critically acclaimed band, The Drones, releases second solo album "The Balladeer Hunter" (2011) and garners his OWN critical acclaim with his unique brand of folk rock and is declared "one of Australia's most talented new singer-songwriters - Inpress Magazine".

Biography

Whether it's drumming for Australia's most critically acclaimed band The Drones, fronting his own outfit The Gentlemen of Fortune or releasing solo albums such as 2011's much lauded "The Balladeer Hunter", Mike Noga has carved a huge name for himself in the Australian music scene. From the lyrical and sonic assault of three time nominated and one time winners of the Australian Music Prize, The Drones, to the stripped back folk-rock of his solo efforts, Noga is one of the most in demand musicians in Australia.

2012 was spent touring the world behind his acclaimed solo album, including a 20 date European jaunt opening for USA's Band of Horses, as well as Australian tours with Okkervil River and Mark Lanegan.

Critics have declared The Balladeer Hunter “an Australian classic” and Noga "one of Australia's most talented new singer-songwriters... a new Paul Kelly or Tim Rogers”. 'The Balladeer Hunter' is a modern day mix of folk ballads and slap-in-the-face, venom-filled rockers that wreak of early Springsteen, 70s Dylan, the relentless pummellng of Suicide back to back with the secret whisper of Leonard Cohen.

A masterpiece from one of Australia's most well known and well respected musicians.

Discography

Albums

2007 "Folk Songs" - released through Sensory Projects (Aus)
http://sensoryprojects.com.au/
2011 "The Balladeer Hunter" - released through Other Tongues (Aus)
http://www.othertongues.com.au/releases/mike-noga-the-balladeer-hunter/