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GREAT Degenerates
United States, North Carolina, Asheville

About GREAT Degenerates

GREAT Degenerates is a different kind of acoustic band, playing music you'd mostly expect to hear from a rock/fusion/alternative band, using only acoustic instruments, which gives the band its' unique vibe.

Whether playing original songs or unusual covers that are rarely heard these days, improvisation is at the heart of this band, as is getting audience involved and singing along with songs th ... read more

Members

Mick Lee

Depends what you want b/ground vocals for. If a recording, it'd have to be something I'm comfortable with, and could do a good job for you. You can hear my vocal style on our profile, so if you think I'd be a good fit, send me an mp3 of the track, or a link to where i can hear it, and I'll check it out. Fyi, I can also sing in French and Italian.,

Mick Lee

Background Vocalist
Depends what you want b/ground vocals for. If a recording, it'd have to be something I'm comfortable with, and could do a good job for you. You can hear my vocal style on our profile, so if you think ...

Rod Kight and Joel Schantz

Joel and Rod play electric music with Hard Rocket, and teamed up with Mick to make unusual acoustic music, encompassing pop, r&b, reggae, soul, jazz, funk, rock, and most everything in between. Rod and Joel write songs and play acoustic bass. Joel is also a singer with his own distinct style, and Rod records audio and video for the band, which Mick edits and mixes.

Rod Kight and Joel Schantz

Audio Engineer Guitarist Songwriter Vocalist
Joel and Rod play electric music with Hard Rocket, and teamed up with Mick to make unusual acoustic music, encompassing pop, r&b, reggae, soul, jazz, funk, rock, and most everything in between.

Rod...

Mick Lee

Born and raised in NYC, I've lived and played music in many countries around the world. I lived in London for many years, where I was fortunate to befriend and make music with some of the world's finest musicians. My first pro gig was with Graham Bond, in whose band Jack Bruce and Ginger Baler also began their careers. He was my first real mentor, along with Chris Wood of Traffic, who introduced me to Paul Kossoff of Free, Mitch Mitchell of Jimi Hendrix's band, Lemmy, Ric Grech of Blind Faith, Mick Taylor, Steve Winwood and ,many other world class players. I learned my craft as a singer, guitarist and writer by playing with these amazing musicians, and I'll always be grateful, deep in their debt. Wherever I've lived, from London to Scotland, Burlington, Vermont to Bend, Oregon, New Orleans and now Asheville, North Carolina, I've been very fortunate to hook up with amazing musicians. Just lucky that way, I guess! Making music with Rod and Joel in GREAT Degenerates is a pure pleasure, and I love every minute. We're a very eclectic acoustic band, playing a blend of our own songs, and covers from soul, r&b, jazz, reggae, funk and rock. We never play a song the same way twice, being all about improvisation, which means it's always interesting !

Mick Lee

Audio Engineer Guitarist Keyboardist Vocalist Songwriter
Born and raised in NYC, I've lived and played music in many countries around the world. I lived in London for many years, where I was fortunate to befriend and make music with some of the world's fine...

About GREAT Degenerates

GREAT Degenerates is a different kind of acoustic band, playing music you'd mostly expect to hear from a rock/fusion/alternative band, using only acoustic instruments, which gives the band its' unique vibe.

Whether playing original songs or unusual covers that are rarely heard these days, improvisation is at the heart of this band, as is getting audience involved and singing along with songs they know.

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New music

Hello, Bonjour, Buongiorno !

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New single from 'Hands Of Time'

This is a song from what is likely to be my last album. Many folks seem to get off on it, I hope you will too. It's available for download, and you name your own price ~ how much or how little at
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Just scroll down n in ch or two lol

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Memoir is available st Amazon, new album coming soon

My memoir Undiscovered Dinosaur is available from Amazon, covering my work as a musician and adventures with legends like Sting, The Moody Blues, Gladys Knight, Traffic, Paul McCartney, Taj Mahal, Mick Taylor and many more.
My new album/cd will soon be released, and available here at N1M featuring cellist Erich Kory from Montreal, and guitarists Rod Kight and Joel Schantz of Asheville NC. The music includes many flavors, from Jazz to R&B, Blues, Reggae and everything in between! This is most likely my last album, so get it while it's hot!

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SIGNED BOOK MANUSCRIPT + 2 CD's + A DVD FOR JUST 10 BUCKS!!

Hello All Degenerates !
Right now, we're offering a signed manuscript of Mick Lee's book
'Undiscovered Dinosaur ~ Adventures With Rock Legends of the 60's 70's & 80"s'
with stories about Sting, touring with the Moody Blues, playing with Sheryl Crow in a hotel room, hangin' with Gladys Knight and the Pips, plus a bunch of other stories of encounters and adventures with many Rock and Soul legends
PLUS 2 CD's of Mick's music and a DVD of live cuts by Great Degenerates and True Blue krewe ~ all this for just TEN bucks!
Available at link and order Blues Becomes You Special Package
or email micksongs@link

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Get a free copy of Adventures Of An Undiscovered Dinosaur

Ladies and Gents ~

For almost twenty years,I earned a living as a singer/songwriter and musician. I played most every kind of venue, from dive bars in Vermont to Wembley Arena in London. I was fortunate to make music with some of the best in the world, some famous, some infamous and some who were unknown outside their local area., but who were still world class musicians..

I've written a book about my adventures with musicians like Chris Wood of Traffic, Paul Kossoff of Free, Sting,,Mich Taylor, Taj Mahal, and a host of others. To get your free copy of the e-book manuscript, just click on YouTube and leave a comment that includes your email and/ or N1M address.

To get an added bonus of my most recent album, in your comment, include the name of the band we were opening for on their European tour when we recorded this. Happy trails to you !!

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