Mike's childhood, adolescence and young adulthood was spent entirely on a backdrop of music in Rockville, MD. The child of working musician parents, his muse and voice began with their passion for music. He spent countless hours spinning 45s and LPs from his parents record collection; listening to Rock, Soul, Country and Jazz and everything in between. Filled with music, he began collecting skills like bottlecaps; playing drums, piano, saxophone, bass and guitar, performing in jazz band, marching band, concert band, and orchestra simultaneously. His mother continued to encourage him and see that he had the instruments he needed to keep progressing, but it was the guitar that stole his heart with it's dynamic and expressive voice; from soft and sweet to nasty and raw. Thoroughly steeped in the sounds of the 60's & 70's guitar royalty, Mike learned to spin great guitar chops into fresh, solidly written songs.
His new 2012 CD release "Justice Road" will be going out to press this winter as the band's performance schedule continues to ramp up. The songs on "Justice Road" are, for the most part, deeply personal and confessional, coming to terms with major disappointments experienced in the first half of his life. Mike's voice is rough and golden, ageless and vulnerable. His guitar playing is wonderfully dynamic and truly expressive; forging troughs of anger and resentment and then lifting sweetly, soulfully and tenderly. Both are the perfect vehicle to carry the emotional weight of "Justice Road".
Mike Westcott - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Tommy Lepson - Organ, Back up Vocals
Jay Turner - Bass Guitar
Jean-Paul Gaster - Drums