Mike Shoe´s musical career began with the firm intention of three boys next door to become a rock star. For the lack of money the required instruments were just built or simply converted. An old tar tonne was covered with construction foil and from now on it served as a base drum. And with the help of an old tape recorder grandmother´s junior guitar changed into the much-longed-for e-guitar.
Years of rehearsing followed, some "real" instruments were purchased and the first bands were founded. During this period Mike Shoe wrote his first own songs and contacted some small record companies. Now he and his band had the chance to work in a studio on their own authority. It was an important time of learning how to arrange and to record songs. In the next three years three albums ("Taste", "Grey To Green", "Did You Ever Listen") were finished and released on different labels. Musical differences and different aims in life led to the fact that the band separated after ten years of creative work.
To work independently in the future, Mike Shoe resolved to purchase his own studio equipment. He wrote songs for other artists and produced or co-produced them in his new little studio.
About two years ago he wished to work on an own album again. For this plan he won Hermann Frey. Now Mike Shoe found not only a second guitarist but also a suitable co-producer. They changed and rearranged some of the old material and also wrote a few new songs.
In cooperation with some guest musicians they produced about 20 tracks during one year. Finally 11 songs were released on the actually CD “anyone”.
Now with a new formed acoustic live band the material will be performed on stage. For different casts and invited musical guests the arrangements of the songs will experience a constant change.