Mike Felumlee

Mike Felumlee

Crystal Lake, IL

Genres:  Pop PunkRock

Miles and Miles

from Adelaide EP

Meet Me in November

from Adelaide EP

Near Adelaide

from Adelaide EP

As a veteran of the respected punk scene of Chicago, Illinois, Mike Felumlee knows how to turn a three minute pop structure into something more than the sum of it’s parts. Perhaps best known for his seven year stint drumming for The Smoking Popes from 1991-1998, Mike also drummed for Alkaline Trio between 2000 and 2001, playing on their critically acclaimed, breakthrough album, From Here To Infirmary. Mike launched his solo career soon afterwards, with his debut LP, 2001’s 64 Hours. This was swiftly followed by a fan-favorite split EP with Alkaline Trio bandmate Dan Andriano in 2002, which saw a vinyl re-release in 2012. After spells with Duvall and This Is Me Smiling, Mike took an extended break from music to spend more time with his family, having spent over a decade as a working drummer. Changes to his personal circumstances led him to return to music in 2008, performing only a handful of times over the subsequent years, but playing and writing every day. Mike reports to have written over 80 songs in the past five years, and while he remains modest in his aspirations, he’s also confident in the quality of his material, and is keen to share it with listeners old and new. With that aim in mind, he’ll be putting out an EP, and subsequent full length, through Stayposi Records later in 2013. He describes his new material as follows: “It's not heavy, it's not hip, it's not cool, and it's not trying to be. I bounce around several different genres within the pop spectrum. The latest stuff ranges from pop-punk to indie country to straight pop rock. I’m just trying to produce catchy songs that are fun to listen to.” With the exception of a couple of guitar leads, Mike plays and mixes down everything himself. He cites The Replacements, The Cure, Violent Femmes and Oasis as key influences, and those keen pop sensibilities really come through in his work

Let Mike Felumlee Write You a Song!

  • I will record a cover song of your choice played on acoustic guitar with a single vocal track
    $75.00
  • I will record a cover song of your choice with multiple instruments (guitar, bass, drums) and vocal tracks (harmonies etc. where applicable).
    $150.00
  • I will write and record an original song for you. I will be performed on acoustic guitar and feature one vocal track.
    $100.00
  • I will write and record an original song for you. It will be fully produced with multiple instruments and vocals.
    $250.00

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