Mik Sweeney

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by VeronicaM, Sep 9, 2006.


  1. VeronicaM

    VeronicaM

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    I understand that Mik (or Mike) Sweeney has turned luthier since playing with Classix Nouveaux in the 80s.

    Does anyone know if he has a website or somewhere else I can see his work?

    I know he moved from LA to Ireland in 2004 but I do not know if he took the luthier business with him.

    Thanks

    Veronica
    Luthier and fretless bass player, Vancouver Island where it is raining.
  2. ERIC31

    ERIC31

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    Hi Veronica,
    I'm a big Mik Sweeney fan myself and also wondered what he's up to these days. Here's a photo of him playing live in 1980. Do you know what kind of bass he's playing in this picture?

    I would hope he would check in over here at TalkBass and let us know what is up.
    IS IT A DREAM? video...

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  3. ERIC31

    ERIC31

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    Zombie thread alert! I'd still like to know if anyone knows what Mik Sweeney is up to these days.......

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  4. mik sweeney

    mik sweeney

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    Hi gang, still kicking! That's my old homemade fretless in the pic which is still in one piece.
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  6. flashheart

    flashheart

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    Wow, I was just listening to La Verite this week and telling
    my co-workers about Mr. Sweeney being one of my influences on fretless, and bam! here he is! Awesome!
    Do you have a website, and do you still record? Loved the aggressive style and tone of your playing, always wondered
    what basses you played, know I know. Very cool.
    Rock on!
    Phil
  7. ERIC31

    ERIC31

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    Hey Mik! Thanks for stopping in and let us know what you are up to musically these days. Are you still building fretless basses? =)
  8. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm a big fan as well hello sir !
  9. mik sweeney

    mik sweeney

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    Wow, nice to hear from y all! I am playing 4 nights a week w some great Irish players, still tinkering of course, tis in the blood! Playing mostly Fender these days, current fave is a black Aerodyne Jazz, love it.
  10. JohnJohnston

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    had the pleasure of interviewing Mik and Sal Solo for Studio B15 on Radio1 back in 81. Good times
  11. ERIC31

    ERIC31

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    Got any new recordings Mik? I'd love to hear some new stuff. :)

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