Mike Hindert

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Mike Hindert
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Background information
Birth nameMichael Barreto Hindert
Born (1980-08-08) August 8, 1980 (age 40)
OriginVirginia, United States
GenresAlternative rock
InstrumentsBass guitar, backing vocals
Years active2003–present
Associated actsThe Bravery, The Danvilles, No Lover, Gone Sugar Die

Michael "Dirt" Hindert (born August 8, 1980) is an American musician. He was the bass guitarist of the New York rock/electronica band The Bravery.[1][2] He is currently the bassist of Gone Sugar Die.[3]

Hindert grew up in Falls Church, Virginia.[4] He is a guitar player and ukulele lover who learned the bass guitar to join the Bravery, a multi-instrumentalist.

Before the band took off, Hindert worked as a waiter and delivery boy on St. Marks' "Yaffa Cafe".

Hindert was nicknamed "Dirt" by his bandmates, 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 rock and roll styled pompador and a retro 1960s-styled wardrobe.

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 since Hindert stripped naked on stage because of the hot weather.

Recently, Hindert has launched a record company, Merrifield Records,[5] 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.[6]

In November 2018, Hindert and the Bravery drummer Anthony Burulcich started recording with vocalist Patrick McWilliams and producer/guitarist Marshall Gallagher of Teenage Wrist for their band Gone Sugar Die.[7][8][9]


  1. ^ Wilson, MacKenzie. "Biography: The Bravery". AllMusic. Retrieved June 2, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Strong, Martin Charles (2006). The essential rock discography. Open City Books. p. 128. ISBN 978-1-84195-860-6. Retrieved June 2, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Los Angeles-Via-Vancouver "Dirt-Pop" Duo Gone Sugar Die Unveils Their New Single/Video "Heartbreak Jewelry"". DOPECAUSEWESAID. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  4. ^ Fulton, Robert (October 11, 2009). "Homecoming: The Bravery set to play D.C.'s 9:30 Club". Washington Examiner. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
  5. ^ "Yahoo!". www.spinner.com.
  6. ^ "show listing".
  7. ^ "Gone Sugar Die". 2019 Canadian Music Week - MAY 6-12, 2019. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  8. ^ "Gone Sugar Die cover Days Go by Dirty Vegas « My Old Kentucky Blog". Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  9. ^ "Gone Sugar Die – Days go by (Video)". Popmuzik (in Swedish). October 8, 2018. Retrieved April 22, 2019.