Mike Leslie Band releases the video for “Punkberry,” a fast-paced Roots/Rock song about taking risks and venturing out into unfamiliar territory.

Mike Leslie has been a driving force in the Detroit music scene for many years. In late 2014, Leslie was asked to be a permanent member of legendary Seattle grunge band, Candlebox. While touring sold out shows across North and South America, Leslie helped write and record Candlebox’ s sixth LP Disappearing in Airports, which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Rock Charts.

When not touring the world with Candlebox, you can find Leslie playing guitar in the supersonic groove rock band The Lows, playing various solo acoustic shows and fronting the Detroit power trio Mike Leslie Band. Their unique sound combines the raw fury of fellow Detroit natives The Stooges and the MC5, the heaviness of Nirvana and Led Zeppelin, the American roots of Chuck Berry and Robert Johnson, and the elegance of Elliott Smith and Nick Drake.

Featuring Leslie on guitar and vocals, Wolf on bass and Bryan Reilly on drums, the Mike Leslie Band has a new EP, Easy Death, set for release at the end of the December 2017. The band has released a video for the EP’s first single “Punkberry” which the band filmed mostly in Walled Lake, Michigan. It has a vintage Super 8 summer family party vibe, with shots of the band performing on the lake, and also some shots on the road throughout various parts of the U.S.

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Erik's interest in music began at an early age. In high school, he was the co-host of the underground metal show the Social Mutilation Hour, on 89.5 WAHS, under the name of Neurotik Erik. During this period of his life, he independently promoted shows under the name of Ding Dong Ditch Productions. Erik would rent out local VFW Halls, use space at Oakland Community College Auburn Hills Campus, or simply throw basement parties around the Detroit area. While at college at Ferris State University, he became head of the student run organization, Entertainment Unlimited, and continued to promote shows, but on a larger scale. He also helped start an underground magazine, 'Outpunk', where he interviewed bands and wrote music reviews. Additionally, Erik joined the staff at the Ferris State University Torch and wrote on a larger scale.

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