Mike Davenport

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Mike Davenport
Birth name Michael Sean Davenport
Born (1968-09-13)September 13, 1968
Genres Punk rock, hardcore punk, pop punk
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, vocalist
Instruments Bass, guitar, backing vocals
Years active 1990–present
Labels Fat Wreck Chords, Kung Fu, Columbia Records, Sony Records
Associated acts The Ataris
Versus the World, Cave Mummy (band)
Notable instruments
Bass Guitar

Michael Sean Davenport (born 1968 in Orcutt, California) is a musician. Davenport was bass guitarist for The Ataris,[1] joining the band in 1995 prior to the album Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits in which Davenport co-wrote the song "In Spite of the World". He also played bass on the album End Is Forever and the EP Look Forward to Failure on Fat Wreck Chords. After numerous recordings, tours, and a major label release with The Ataris, So Long Astoria in which he co-wrote the song "The Hero Dies in this One" Davenport played bass on Live at the Metro. In 2004 Davenport left the band after the Ataris headed in a different musical direction. In 2005 Davenport appeared in the documentary movie Punks Not Dead www.punksnotdeadthemovie.com Punk's Not Dead.

Davenport went on to form the band Versus the World with the employees of The Ataris record store Down on Haley. Versus the World put out a self-titled album on Kung Fu Records in 2005. in 2005 which had a top twenty hit in Europe after touring extensively through the US, Canada, and Europe. Their song "Forgive Me" is featured on WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007 They have also made a music video for one of their songs "Is There No End.[2] Davenport later began to play with business partner and friend Brian McVicar on drums and Cave Mummy[3] was formed in 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cornelius, David. "Biography: The Ataris". Allmusic. Retrieved June 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ "YouTube – Versus the World – "Is There No End?" Kung Fu Records". Uk.youtube.com. May 4, 2007. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Santa Barbara". CaveMummy. Retrieved 2011-07-06.