Muck and the Mires / Bio
MUCK AND THE MIRES, Boston's International ambassadors of garage rock 'n' roll, have been called a blend of the 1964 Beatles and the 1977 Ramones. Their songs are reminiscent of the 1960's British Invasion, all two minutes long and ALL POTENTIAL HITS, while their live show is a high energy blast of fast-paced, post-punk gritty garage rock and roll. They have built a worldwide following through relentless touring, radio and satellite airplay and a string of recordings considered by many to be cult classics.
Formed in 2001, MUCK AND THE MIRES are pehaps the first group to ever have a “Best Of” collection released before ever playing a note together; “All Mucked Up -The Best of Muck and the Mires”. In reality, these raw recordings were home demos created by Muck (Evan Shore formerly of The Queers and The Voodoo Dolls). Originally passed off as the lost sessions of an unknown sixties garage band, In 2001 the demos were issued on CD in Canada on AMP RECORDS and subsequently on vinyl by Soundflat Records of Germany. Following the immediate success of the album, Muck assembled the real-life Muck and the Mires who's current lineup features drummer JESSIE BEST, bassist JOHN QUINCY MIRE, and lead guitarist DAVID MIREOFF (ex-The Shods/Bosstones)
In 2004 the band gained worldwide recognition when they were featured on MTV as the winners of Little Steven Van Zandt's (E-Street band/Underground Garage) national battle of the garage bands contest. Later that same, year they toured Europe for several weeks and quickly built a large following both home and abroad thanks to strong airplay and worldwide live appearances.
In 2006, DIONYSUS RECORDS (Burbank, California) and Soundflat Records jointly released the album “1-2-3-4” which quickly climbed up college and satellite radio charts. The song "Caught In A Lie" was subsequently featured in the History Channel's film "Vietnam in HD" and the record received a four-star rating from England’s prestigious Uncut Magazine, prompting their first UK tour. In Liverpool, they headlined the famous Cavern Club and caught the attention of ex-Beatles manager Allan Williams. It should be noted that, despite their offer to employee him, "The man who gave away the Beatles" also turned down Muck and the Mires. Following a slew of dates across the US, the group embarked on a seven-country European Tour which included arena-sized dates with surviving members of The MC5.
Rock legend KIM FOWLEY (the Runaways) stepped in to produce the groups 2009 release "Hypnotic". Critically acclaimed, this was their first full-length effort for London's Dirty Water Records who had issued a single and EP the year prior.
The group headed to Detroit to record the follow up album with acclaimed White Stripes producer Jim Diamond. 2011's "A Cellarful of Muck" proved to be the group's biggest selling album to date, scoring record of the month on Spanish National Radio. in 2012, the group returned to Europe while back home, they once again proved their wide appeal playing the Life Is Good Festival with contemporary artists including Dave Mathews.
MUCK AND THE MIRES recently headed back in the studio again with both Kim Fowley and Jim Diamond. American dates include the midwest, the south and the west coast, and look for a new release later this year and a return to Europe.
- Band Members:
- Muck -Rhythm Guitar/Harmonica, Dave Mire - Lead Guitar, John Quincy Mire - Bass, Jessie Best - Drums
- Artist Name:
- Muck and the Mires
- Home Page:
- Rock / Garage Rock / Rock and Roll
- Boston, MA
- The Sonics
- The White Stripes
- The Ramones
- The Beatles
- The Hives