Mike is founder member of the legendary Manchester band The Smiths
Mike Joyce is a regular voice on BBC 6Music, where he has proved to be a very popular stand-in DJ for Marc Riley and Guy Garvey, and has a regular weekly show THE COALITION CHART SHOW on New York’s hip EAST VILLAGE RADIO.
Alongside Mike’s broadcast work, and Dj-ing at clubs worldwide, he has recently been involved in some exciting projects and advertising work:
2010 projects included: The JD Set (for Jack Daniels/Channel 4). Mike chose artists to collaborate on Buzzcocks tracks (Tim Burgess, The Whip, The Answering Machine, I Am Kloot, Twisted Wheel, Dutch Uncles and Jesca Hoop).
JD Set footage with The Whip.
JD Set footage with Jesca Hoop
Amplified Journeys interview with Mike Joyce.
Not content with kindly agreeing to open the Japan Art Auction, The Smiths legend is also going to be auctioning this fantastic limited edition print shot by Stephen Wright from the album ‘The Queen is Dead.’
Added to that, he’ll also be auctioning a signed ‘snareskin’ (courtesy of Johnny Roadhouse), and a set of drumsticks.
“Stephen Wright’s original photograph, used for the inside gatefold of The Queen is Dead, clinches the prize for the most famous image of the Smiths”.
Will Woodward – the Guardian
A big thank you to Mike and also to Mike’s agent, Damian Morgan of Brave Music Agency for very kindly giving up his time to organize this for me.
Remember, numbers to the event are limited, so please drop me a line if you want to come along.