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This page is made available to provide press with information that may be useful.

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CURRENT NEWS: some current information

PRESS SHEET: Introductory info sheet on Mike

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who is Mike Nobody?
Can I contact Mike Nobody?
Can I send my music or art to Mike to review?
Who do I contact to book a performance from Mike Nobody?
Does Mike ever show his art anywhere?
How can I be notified if Mike Nobody will be performing in my area?
What do I need to know to COVER a song written by Mike Nobody?
How do I go about licensing Mike Nobody’s music for my project?

Who is Mike Nobody?

Mike Nobody (a.k.a. Ronnie Michael Sullivan, born Ronnie Michael Mahan, September 15, 1973) is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, composer, visual artist, and creator of experimental instruments. Diagnosed with Social Anxiety and Major Depression Disorders, among other mental illnesses. He is regarded as an outsider artistmusician by his contemporaries in the fine art and alternative music scenes. Known for his highly eclectic style and diverse projects, his sound incorporates a variety of music genres, both popular and experimental, with a predominantly Lo-Fi aesthetic. Most of his work consists of ultra-limited, handmade cassettes recorded alone in his home, with whatever means that were available at the time.

His visual work consists primarily of “stream of consciousness” drawings and mixed media paintings made from repurposed materials and found objects, with occasional ventures into film & video.

Creating in near anonymity since the 1980’s, most exposure to his work has been primarily in the form of mail art packages, ad-hoc self-distribution, and a few local retail outlets. He gained some notoriety in the Metro Detroit area, beginning in the 1990’s, and has collaborated with numerous musicians across the sonic spectrum. Whether people were listening or not, however, Mike continued to compulsively produce music and art pieces. Exponential growth of the internet in the intervening years has given Mike new opportunities to reach an audience, unavailable to him before.

Performing at live venues almost exclusively in bands since the age of 15, he reluctantly began playing solo shows in 2015, and (without really knowing what he was doing) developed a semi-karaoke one-man-band presentation with his unusual setup. But, he continues to work on new projects with local musicians up to this day.

Potential listeners may be bewildered by the unrestrained, sometimes disastrous, but always hypnotizing performances of an unpolished Mike Nobody. Over the years it has become apparent that fans appreciate his idiosyncratic creativity.

If you can’t get past his unusual playing, singing, sonically experimental style, you may not be a part of the audience who loves music as Mike does – not written “for” a music industry, but for himself. He appeals to those who share the love of art as a passion and not an enterprise.

Can I contact Mike Nobody?

You may email or write to him at his P.O. box address in Taylor, Michigan.
See contact.

Can I send my music or art to Mike to review?

Yes. Send it to the P.O. box address in Taylor, Michigan – see contact. It isn’t reasonable to always expect a response from Mike, but he does enjoy and appreciate the work of others a great deal.

What do I need to know to COVER a song written by Mike? How do I go about licensing Mike’s music for my video / film?

You can generally sing and perform covers of Mike’s music without obligation. When you reach the point you want to publish your cover, or include any music in your project, your label or publisher will know how to report and pay for use of copyrighted material. For any questions, you can contact Theee Urban SpaceCat Musique Publishing.

Who do I contact to book a performance from Mike?

See contact.

Does Mike ever show his art anywhere?

He’ll showcase his artwork in art fairs, coffee houses, galleries. music venues, record stores, here and there, all over the place. Just make an offer.

How can I be notified if Mike will be performing in my area?

Live performances are rare. We recommend that you check at shows regularly. If you register onto the mailing list, the newsletter can alert you to new dates.

Partial Discography:
Mike Damn Nobody – 1994 – Birthday
Various Artists – 1995 – In Lieu of Id Compilation (Mandibles In Crisis Zine w/ Fognozzle, Xome, 3D House of Beef, Cock E.S.P., Jay T. Yamamoto and Men’s Recovery Project)
Mike Damn Nobody – 1995 – Edible Audio
Edible Audio – 1996 – Laugh on the World
F2RC (Fresh Farmed Raised Catfish) – 1996 – Blurk!
Edible Audio – 1996 – Talking Machine
Edible Audio – 1997 – Windy Saturn
Bionics – 1997 – Bionics
Bionics – 1997 – Moving Target
Various Artists – 1998 – Fruited Other Surfaces (Vermiform Records, w/  Krebstar, Drop Dead, The Replikants, Rah Bras, Lightning Bolt and Men’s Revover Project)
N2-Submission – The Deal
N2-Submission – Black Christmas
N2-Submission – St. Patty’s Day Massacre
N2-Submission – My Only Obsession
N2-Submission – First Kill
N2-Submission – Necessary Evil
Mystic Marsha – Why Can’t We Be Friends?
Mystic Marsha – Love Is Time
Mystic Marsha – Souls on Fire
Mystic Marsha – Starward Fury EP
Mike (Damn) Nobody – 2014 – Beginner’s Luck Mini-Zine (Ltd. Ed. 50)
Island of Misfit Noise – 2015 – Stone Soup & Mulligan Stew EP
Mike Damn Nobody – 2015 – Beginner’s Luck
Mike Damn Nobody – 2015 – Rebirth’d 1+2+3
Mike Damn Nobody – 2015 – The Lost Tapes

Partial Filmography:

The Record Collector – MTV Awards TV Spots (Commercials – 1996 – Actor)

Melvins – Mombius Hibachi (Music Video – 1997 Actor, deleted scenes)

Last Days (HBO Movie – 2005 – Actor, quit during failed 1997 pre-production)

I Dream of SpaceCat (Short Film – 2017 – Writer, Director, Producer)

 

 

Press

IMAGES: new
PHOTOS: some legacy photos available to the press.
ART: examples of Mike’s art (you may reproduce art in periodicals or on-line when you publish an article on Mike).

Interviews and Questions
To arrange interviews with Mike or for other questions or more information on contacting the photographers, see contact below.
If you publish something, yes – please do send us the URL or a copy of the publication.
If you mail a copy, please send it to Mike Nobody (see below).
Important URLs (This site remains undeveloped)
Digital Download site: (Bandcamp)
Tour Date info (This site remains undeveloped)
Art Exhibition Info: (This site remains undeveloped)
RADIO DJ SUPPORT: (This site remains undeveloped)
Distributor: (This site remains undeveloped)

FOR ALL INQUIRIES
including:

Booking (US or Canada)
use of photos, art or music
live appearances
interviews
sync licenses, copyright inquiries
general questions

Contact:

Mike Nobody
c/o Theee Urban SpaceCat
P.O. Box 1201
Taylor, Michigan 48180
MykNobody@aol.com

 

(Written by Mike in the third-person)