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Mike Sary / Bio

French TV is a Louisville, Kentucky - based progressive band that has been in existence since 1983. Over the years, members have come and gone, but founder/ bassist/ main composer Mike Sary continues to drag the band into the next millenium. They have released 10 cds to date:
"French TV" [1984];
"After a Lengthy Silence" [1987];
"Virtue in Futility" [1994];
Intestinal Fortitude" [1995];
"Live: YOO-HOO!!!" [1997];
"The Violence of Amateurs" [1999];
"The Case Against Art" [2002];
"Pardon Our French!" [2004],
"This Is What We Do" [2006],
"I Forgive You for All My Unhappiness" [2010]

Musically, they have been compared to the best progressive bands of the '70s: National Health, Soft Machine, Zappa, Bruford, Brand X, Happy the Man, and Samla Mammas Manna, among others.

The band has toured extensively across the United States over the years, sharing gigs with the likes of Present, Volare, Michael Manring, Quarkspace, Gary Parra's TRAP, The Mathematicians, Boud Deun, Squonk Opera, The Flower Kings, Mastermind, Rattlemouth, Miriodor, Lars Hollmer, Picchio dal Pozzo, DFA, Accordo dei Contrari, and Univers Zero, to name a few.

They've played in Chicago, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Buffalo, Baltimore, San Diego, Athens (Georgia-we DID say the US!), Denver, San Diego, Indianapolis, Columbus, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Lexington, Milwaukee, as well as the prestigious ProgDay Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina [1997 and 2009], the 2003 BajaProg Festival in Mexicali, Mexico, the 2005 Gouveia Art Rock Festival in Portugal, and the 2008 AltrOck Festival in Milan. In November 2008 with their European tour, they added Dax, Reims, Strasbourg, Paris, Lyon, and Wurzberg [Germany] as the latest pins on their map of the world.

Their cds have been favorably reviewed and played by radio stations across the globe: England, Spain, Germany, France, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Uzbekistan, Poland, ...oh, and here in the Northern Hemiphere in Mexico, Canada, & the US too.

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Rock / Progressive Rock / Fusion

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Louisville, KY
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