This is a fantastic and varied EP bringing to mind influences such as Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. The title track Running on Empty has a heavy blues rock feel. All Quiet reminds me of a Dylan song with Mickey’s Middle Eastern influence showing through. French Blooze is a sexy, dark and atmospheric track but my favourite is the ballad Against All Odds. Sensitive vocals and great guitar playing.
1.Running on Empty 3:41
2. Against All Odds 4:28
3. French Blooze 3:27
4. All Quiet 5:04
About Mickey Wynne
Mickey’s career as a writer-guitarist has taken him across four continents and blessed him with a rare depth of musical experience. He’s stopped off to work with Terence Trent D'arby, Sisters Of Mercy's Patricia Morrison and Andreas Broon, Mott The Hoople's Steve Hyams, a myriad of Irish musicians including The Dubliners, Mick Flynn,
Grammy award winning producers - Ron Magness (Flashdance, Mick Jagger), Pierre Tubbs (Huey Lewis and the News) and Nashville’s Rich Adler (Neil Young, Alison Krauss). His American band – The Pioneers, which included The Who’s legendary bassist John Entwistle, have also recently released their first album ‘The Pioneers’ – out now on Voiceprint records
( (http://www.voiceprint.co.uk/web/Home/). Mickey’s song Jubilee Line, from that album, was commissioned by the London Transport Museum to be recorded for sale in their Covent Garden shop – the first music CD to be sold there.
Notoriously, Mickey has worked at Abbey Road Studios (The Wiseguys’ album) and Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland studio in New York (The Sound Of Y album). He was co-writer with the celebrated Tim ‘Morning Dew’ Rose on several songs which were released on Tim Rose The London Sessions, and collaborated with him on a version of I Need Saving/ Cherry Red Records (2003); he recently played with the celebrated Tim Rose on his last tour before the singer’s untimely death in 2003
LIVE PRESENT/ Solo Project Mickey’s energies are now focused is on his solo artist project, working towards completing a new album and promoting his new EP, Running on Empty, already creating a stir among music aficionados. He has been promoting his music on the internet and via London radio stations and a live appearance at the 12 Bar Club with his band in London’s famous ‘Tinpan Alley’ this June, with follow up gigs in his hometown Brighton hotly anticipated by the press and music industry, along with a string of tour dates… Mickey Wynne is bringing the zeitgeist blues home with true colours.
THE STUDIO/ Collaborations Mickey’s producing talents are always in demand. Since moving to Brighton and opening his studio, Mickey collaborated with a number of DJs including King of Chill Chris Coco, charting with Only Love. Acts recorded there have included Marcella Detroit, McQueen, Peter Green, Dave Hemingway and Cradle of Filth. Mickey and collaborator Patrick Bergin also had a hit single with their first release The Knacker, which graced the Irish charts for eight weeks. Early 2006 saw Mickey developing his second studio – Harmonia. He continues to write, perform and record songs with a growing list of artists, write compositions for TV and film and make contributions to library music. This year has seen Mickey continuing to co-write with and co-produce other acts. Mickey also guest lectures at the groundbreaking Brighton Institute of Modern Music.
Mickey Wynne blues jam in the Kings Head, Acton , London