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|Birth name||Michael Barreto Hindert|
|Born||August 8, 1980|
|Origin||Virginia, United States|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, backing vocals|
|Associated acts||The Bravery, The Danvilles, No Lover|
|Gibson Thunderbird Bass|
Before the band took off, Hindert worked as a waiter and delivery boy on St. Marks' "Yaffa Cafe".
Hindert was nicknamed "Dirt" by his fellow band mates, due to the confusion of there being two Mikes in the band. Instead of being called Hindert, they called him Dirt for short.
He frequently wore distinctive eyeshadow, a rockabilly styled pompador and a retro 1950s styled greaser wardrobe or no clothing at all.
The Bravery played at the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2005, following a year of success and increasing popularity. Their set was due to be broadcast live on BBC Three in the daytime, but had to be shown well after the watershed, as Hindert stripped naked on stage because of the hot weather.
Recently, Hindert has launched a record company, Merrifield Records , where he released albums with his band, "The Danvilles", which was made up of some of his childhood friends and himself back in Virginia. Currently he lives in the Pacific Northwest and has started a new band called, "Mike Hindert and the Wolf." A self described, "Raunchy Rock and Roll" band.
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