MIKE MAAS with guest ANDY GRIFFITHS
Saturday February 11, 2016 • Mills Hardware (95 King St. E., Hamilton)
Doors 8:30pm, Show 9:00pm • 19+
Tickets $9.99 (+SC) advance, $15 door
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Mike Maas is a Hamilton-based singer-songwriter who has been writing and playing music for more than a dozen years now. A wide range of influences are evident in his music, from The Beatles to U2, Oasis to Coldplay, as well as the likes of Explosions in the Sky, Death Cab for Cutie and Radiohead — pop titans and underdogs who have all nourished the young songwriter and shaped his creative evolution. In 2006, Maas recorded his debut album, On The Otherside of The Trees, in 2006, at Hamilton’s Studio 410 Sound Productions. Since 2009 Mike has taken some time off to refocus but is now looking to start making music again. The future is looking bright as he continues to play live dates to warm receptions, performing with his band The Late Nite LineUp.
Andy Griffiths is a passionate “rootsy folkin’ rock” singer/songwriter who writes from gut feelings and personal experiences.s a energetic and passionate rootsy folkin’ rock singer/songwriter who writes from gut feelings and personal experiences. He sings lead and plays a driving rhythmic/percussive style on acoustic guitar. For the last 30 some odd years he’s been pursuing his love of music. He recorded and released his debut album Looking at Life in 2011, earning critical comparisons to Bob Dylan, The Lowest of the Low, John Mellencamp, John Hiatt, and The Grapes of Wrath amongst others. His sophomore album, Mind on Other Things, followed in 2013. Drawing on influences from the Beatles, Crowded House, Lee Harvey Osmond (Tom Wilson), the Verve, and Tom Petty, the album was nominated for a 2013 Hamilton Music Award for Roots Recording of the Year. Griffiths’ third release, Stella Started It! is true to form and filled with rootsy folkin’ rock originals, not to mention an incredible selection of talented musicians. He’ll be joined onstage at Mills by Adam Ostrosser and Andrew Marshall.