Born and raised in NYC Mike, AKA ///MK has rocked audiences from coast to coast for over four decades and counting.
As for musical influences, Mike says he was born in it, "my mother used to joke about me being an illegitimate child of Jim Morrison’s. I still sometimes wonder if she was kidding. I wanted to be in Kiss since the 1970s as I went to school with a Kiss Lunchbox. Then came the mighty Van Halen and I was hooked".
He honed his guitar playing skills in the 1980s and 90s, in the streets of L.A., as well as NYC and many stops in between. He has served as both a session guitarist, music director, mixer, and touring artist. In the late 90s, ///MK relocated to the DMV area, supporting several working acts. In addition to his guitar pyrotechnics, ///MK has performed and provided direction for vocals, keyboards, sequencing and many other instruments needed to create powerful, intense, authentic, and original music.
Contributing his advanced musicianship and direction, Xyra's new project, Flight of Odin portends exciting surprises.