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Mic Christopher

Singer from Dublin

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Mic Christopher Biography

Mic Christopher was born in the Bronx, New York in 1969 to Irish parents. In 1972 they moved back to Dublin, Ireland. Mic says that his first guitar was a toy one at the age of 2 or 3 and from then on he knew what he wanted to do……he wanted to be Elvis. Having an all-Irish school upbringing, Mic played trad music with school groups and others until around fifteen when he started busking………  Mic was a busker in Dublin for about five years (first as a banjo player) where he met numerous people that he would play with over the years. These included Karl Odlum (Mary Janes), David Odlum and Glen Hansard of The Frames, among many many others. Mic was also a...

Mic Christopher was born in the Bronx, New York in 1969 to Irish parents. In 1972 they moved back to Dublin, Ireland. Mic says that his first guitar was a toy one at the age of 2 or 3 and from then on he knew what he wanted to do……he wanted to be Elvis. Having an all-Irish school upbringing, Mic played trad music with school groups and others until around fifteen when he started busking……… 

Mic was a busker in Dublin for about five years (first as a banjo player) where he met numerous people that he would play with over the years. These included Karl Odlum (Mary Janes), David Odlum and Glen Hansard of The Frames, among many many others. Mic was also a busker in London for about a year…. 

In 1990 Mic formed the band, The Mary Janes with former Kila bass player and fellow busker, Karl Odlum, guitarist, Simon Good and Steven Hogan on drums. Over the next nine years The Mary Janes played together in three different guises. Firstly with Steven on drums and then after he left the band stayed together and recorded their first album (Bored of Their Laughing) as a three piece without drums. In 1994 the Mary Janes signed a publishing deal with Warner Chappell and in ’96 the band acquired the drumming talents of Mark Stanley from Australia and went on to record their second album Sham in ’98. Over the years The Mary Janes played everywhere from Feile and the Fleadh in Ireland, to the Glastonbury festival in England, to the CMJ in New York. Ultimately finishing with a six week stint in Bosnia with the WarChild charity organization. 

The Mary Janes finally split in 1999 and Mic embarked on a three month solo tour of Victoria, Australia.

Mic Christopher tragically passed away on 29 November 2001 in Groningen, Holland after an accident while on tour with the Waterboys. Mic was writing new material with a view to releasing a new album. Family and friends worked to get his album released in November 2002.

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Mic Christopher Discography

  • 2006EPHeyday
  • 2006AlbumSkylarkin
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