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Mik Sweeney

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

  1. VeronicaM


    Jul 13, 2005
    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.


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


    Jul 1, 2002
    Maricopa, AZ
    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...

  3. ERIC31


    Jul 1, 2002
    Maricopa, AZ
    Zombie thread alert! I'd still like to know if anyone knows what Mik Sweeney is up to these days.......

  4. mik sweeney

    mik sweeney

    Feb 19, 2008
    cork, ireland
    Hi gang, still kicking! That's my old homemade fretless in the pic which is still in one piece.
  5. flashheart


    Jan 8, 2012
    N.W. Indiana
    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!
  6. ERIC31


    Jul 1, 2002
    Maricopa, AZ
    Hey Mik! Thanks for stopping in and let us know what you are up to musically these days. Are you still building fretless basses? =)
  7. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I'm a big fan as well hello sir !
  8. mik sweeney

    mik sweeney

    Feb 19, 2008
    cork, ireland
    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.
  9. JohnJohnston


    Jul 13, 2013
    had the pleasure of interviewing Mik and Sal Solo for Studio B15 on Radio1 back in 81. Good times
  10. ERIC31


    Jul 1, 2002
    Maricopa, AZ
    Got any new recordings Mik? I'd love to hear some new stuff. :)