Australian singer/songwriter, Mike McCarthy, has contributed music to films such as Stoked & Broke, Seaworthy, Lines from a Poem and Alaska Sessions.
Now with five albums, an EP, and a new album due for release in May 2012, he continues to tour in support of his music.
When not on tour, Mike can be found on the NSW Central Coast, surfing, fishing, teaching guitar or messing about in his home studio.
“McCarthy continues to imbue his sound with original brushstrokes. Without locking him in to a category, Mike's style is rooted deeply in blues-folk.” (Nathan Oldfield – Film Maker/Photographer)
2001 - Release of Mike's first album 'Wisdom is Delight'
2002 - Packs a bag full of CD's, some clothes and 2 guitars and goes looking for gigs across 3 states of Australia.
2004 - Release of second album 'Fire Flood Freedom'. Songs from the album feature on Nathan Oldfield's film LINES FROM A POEM.
2006 - Mike successfully tours Japan and UK for the first time and releases a new EP 'Shelter and the Sea'.
2007 - Release of third album 'Calm Wind' and subsequent tour of USA and Japan for Greenroom Festival.
2008 - Release of fourth album 'The harrowing account of John William Tate'. Mike tours Australia in support of this epic story type of album. Contributes music to Nathan Oldfield's second film SEAWORTHY.
2009 - Touring England, US, New Zealand and Australia with Sons of Korah. Also meets Cyrus Sutton on his travels through California.
2010 - Releases his fifth album Colours, an instrumental dive into a world of emotional response to Color. Music from the album features on Cyrus Sutton's STOKED AND BROKE.
2012 - Mike is currently preparing the soil for a brand new album to be released in MAY 2012.