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Mike Elrington - With his blistering guitar playing, soulful, gut-wrenching vocals and innovative songwriting, twenty-eight year old Mike Elrington is quickly showing promise as one of the most exciting young performers in Australia today.
Whether working with his three-piece electric band or as an acoustic solo act, Mike's original mix of driving Blues/ Rock /Pop and Acoustic Folk/Rock delivers with raw passion and dynamite in every performance.
In March 2003, Mike completed his first interstate tour in Tasmania where he performed state-wide on ABC radio and was received exceptionally well by a crowd of over 1000 people at The Forth Valley Blues Festival.
In March 2004, Mike was asked back again to headline The Forth Valley Blues Festival in front of a crowd of over 1500 people.
Mike's first solo release - "Too Good to be True" (Produced by Peter "Reggie" Bowman) is an exceptionally well-crafted mix of Blues/ Rock/ Pop with a modern contemporary edge. It also features the outstanding vocal talents of rising star Mia Dyson on the title track. Since its release, "Too Good to be True" has received rave reviews, extensive amounts of airplay on Blues/Roots radio shows all over Australia and last year the track "Better Days" made the top ten finalists in the blues category of the national MusicOz Awards.
In March 2005, Mike completed his first tour of the United States where he headlined a sold-out show at Biscuits & Blues in San Francisco and was also fortunate enough to perform at a wide range of venues all over the country, including The 930 Blues Cafe in Jackson, Mississippi and Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago.
With his creative efforts now fully focused on a solo career, Mike is now based in Melbourne to further pursue his vision of taking his own blend of Blues/ Rock/ Roots based music into the new Millennium.
With interstate tours constantly booked, album no.2 on the way and plans to travel to the USA again in 2010, expect big things to come from this exceptionally passionate and gifted young artist.