Live music on the weekends!
Come down to the Penny Farthing neighbourhood pub in Oak Bay Village for FREE live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings starting at 8:00pm.
Next Playing Fri, Apr 18:
Mike has been a singer-songwriter for a while now. Starting with a new wave original project in Edmonton in the early 80s, Mike moved to Vancouver in 1983 to attend the Music Therapy program at Capilano College. Moving to Victoria in 1985 to take a BA in Child and Youth Care, Mike continued writing and formed the original band Jho Nek Bhone, which was a staple at Harpos for several years, opening for acts such as The Odds, The Pursuit of Happiness and The Posies. In 1992 Jho Nek Bhone signed a development deal with Vancouver Studios (now Greenhouse) and was produced by Marc Raemer, who assisted Ben Mink on KD Lang's Grammy award-winning Constant Craving. The band toured Canada and broke up in early 1993. Mike took a break from performing and started up a youth centre in Langford, which was eventually equipped with a recording studio providing demos and recording equipment to young musicians such as an unknown band called Pilot Light, whose members went on to form Hot Hot Heat. After a discussion with the members of Hot Hot Heat (in 1993), Mike learned of a new wave revival and was a founding member of Nuvo Wavo (www.nuvowavo.com). Mike’s current projects include The Politics of Dancing (www.tpod.ca) and an solo 80s show every other Wednesday at The Superior. He has also been recording and producing (with Scott Lougheed) local acts including Crimson Star (www.crimsonstarband.com). He is just finishing tracking a solo cd which will be released Spring 2010.