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Mike Rimbaud is an American singer-songwriter and painter who lives in New York City. He has recorded 11 albums(including an album of covers and a compilation). “Put That Dream in Your Pipe and Smoke it” is the latest (released fall, 2014.) In February 2014 Mike released his single cover of "Stairway to Heaven" not what you would expect with harmonica and saxophone, watch the music video on You Tube. "Night Rainbow," from 2013 was inspired by hurricane Sandy and the continuing economic crisis in the US, "Night Rainbow" includes the singles; "Sandy Must Be Crazy," "Dark Money Can't Buy Her Kisses", "Jackhammer Jones" and "Robin Hood In Reverse." recent music videos include "Rainbow Tonight," "Slow Down To Get Ahead," "Teacher's Got a Bad Mouth," "Jackhammer Jones," and "Sandy Must Be Crazy." In 2012 Mike shot videos in Coney Island ("Dance With A Mermaid") and "Everyone needs a Daddy" (filmed in Nashville) for his "Coney Island Wave" CD ( released in 2011.) In 2012 Mike Rimbaud also contributed his song (Saving Up To Go Bankrupt) for "Occupy This Album" to benefit the Occupy Wall Street movement.
He started his career by performing in the bars and rock clubs in New York, but it was with record labels in Paris that he released his first 3 CD’s. Mike has been compared to Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and Gene Vincent among others, but his songwriting style and voice have always been unique. Although his career has remained in the underground, he has continued to be a prolific songwriter sometimes commenting on current events with his songs such as; “Stimulus Baby”, “Katrina Comes Again”, “7-11 on September 11th” and “Mother Nature’s Nervous Breakdown.” He also speaks about New York life, “King of Staten Island,” and relationships, “You Make Love Like War,” “Girlfriend Lost and Found.” As a performer, he has toured Europe and the US with his band as well as a solo artist.
Mike Rimbaud is also a painter who regularly exhibits his artwork. His subject mater includes subway scenes, cityscapes, dinosaurs, portraits of revolutionaries, burlesque and belly dancers.
For more info please visit his site; www.mikerimbaud.com
Put That Dream in Your Pipe and Smoke it 2014
Night Rainbow, 2013
Coney Island Wave, 2011
Can't Judge a Song By It's Cover, 2011 (Mike covers other songwriters)
Soundtrack For a Human Being, 2011 (an 18 song compilation, includes the brand new track, "One Percent Feeling Lonely")
What Was I Thinking, 2010
Beast of Broadway , 2003
Graffiti Trees , 1997
DawnTown Project , 1995
Red Light , 1993
Funeral Lover , 1991
Mutiny in the Subway , 1990