Mike Bloom (musician)

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Mike Bloom
Born (1975-04-05) April 5, 1975 (age 43)
Manhasset, New York
Years active 2004–present
Associated acts Rilo Kiley, Jenny Lewis, Rachael Yamagata, Johnathan Rice, Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, The Elected, Julian Casablancas, The Voidz

Michael Evan Bloom (born April 5, 1975 in Manhasset, New York) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist who has played with artists such as Rilo Kiley, Jenny Lewis, Rachael Yamagata,[1] Johnathan Rice, and Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, and has been co-member of The Elected. Mike has been touring since 2010 and an active member in Julian Casablancas' (of The Strokes) band. He is the younger brother of actor/writer Brian Bloom and actor/producer/director Scott Bloom.

Mike was a de facto member of Rilo Kiley from 2004–2005, touring with the band to promote the record, More Adventurous.

He plays guitar, harmonica, banjo, bass, drums, 12-string guitar, and lap steel guitar. He is also a composer and has served as music supervisor for films such as Whatever We Do.[2]

Mike has also produced and or engineered tracks or complete records by Rilo Kiley, The Elected, Alan Semerdjian,[3] and Adam Mugavero. Mike's first solo album, King Of Circles,[4] was released in June 2011 on Pierre de Reeder's Rilo Kiley label Little Record Company.[5] [6]

Album appearances[edit]

2004
2006
2007
2008

Warner Bros. Records (2008)

2011

External links[edit]

References[edit]

[7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

  1. ^ Elephants…Teeth Sinking Into Heart at Discogs
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0344554/
  3. ^ http://www.alansemerdjian.com/
  4. ^ Farber,Jim."'King of Circles' review: Mike Bloom branches out from Rilo Kiley, recreates '70s singer-songwriting". NY Daily News, 2011.
  5. ^ a b "The Elected's Mike Bloom Set Solo Release". antimusic. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2016. 
  6. ^ http://www.rockedition.com/news/little-record-company-signs-big-talent[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ http://townsend-records.co.uk/Rachael+Yamagata
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-02-24. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  10. ^ http://discogs.com/Jenny-Lewis-With-Watson-Twins-Rabbit-Fur-Coat/release/1531594
  11. ^ http://www.alansemerdjian.com