Hailing from the Post-Industrial wasteland of Richmond, California, Black Market Prophets sets out on their quest to make music with roots and message to get the crowd on their feet. Regardless of whether they're Punks, Metalheads, Hobos or just Plain Normal Folks, there's something in the music for everyone. Featuring former members of ILL Gotten GainZ and CHT, Black Market Prophets carries on the tradition of Original American Music. BMP mixes Bluegrass, Blues, Rock, Punk and Ska with a Positive Message for Awareness and Genuine Change.
(BMP played their first gig at the Legendary Burnt Ramen Studios in Richmond, CA on Feb 17, 2012 with James Hunnicutt, Graham Lindsey and John the Baker.)
Mykee (Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist) was the founding member of ILL Gotten GainZ. IGGZ merged Rock, Country, and Psychedelic Influences to form a unique sound. Founded in 2004 with the talented drummer, George Matthews, IGGZ recorded two albums (Shadows Rise and The Pet Goat). Mykee had to reconstruct the band several times. A later lineup did two tours of Europe, reaching the border of the Czech Republic and Poland.