Boston's MUCK & THE MIRES were famously called “a mix of the 1964 Beatles and The Ramones” by legendary Runaways producer Kim Fowley (Fowley went on to produce several of the band’s records). The group achieved worldwide recognition after they
were crowned #1 US Garage Rock Band by LITTLE STEVEN Van Zandt on MTV.
Muck and the Mires have performed coast-to-coast in the USA, UK, EU, South America, Canada, Japan and have shared bills with many of their heroes including The Sonics, The New York Dolls, Ray Davies (The Kinks), The Flamin' Groovies, The Stooges, and even a Beatle - Pete Best! The band’s lineup features founding members Muck (ex-Voodoo Dolls/The Queers) on vocals and guitar, Jesie Best on drums, Pedro Mire (ex-The Apehangers) on lead guitar and long-time bassist John Quincy Mire. !
MUCK AND THE MIRES, Boston's International ambassadors of garage rock 'n' roll, have been described as a blend of the 1964 Beatles and the 1977 Ramones. Their songs are reminiscent of the 1960's British Invasion, all two minutes long and ALL POTENTIAL HITS! Their live show is a high energy blast of fast-paced, post-punk gritty garage rock and roll. They have built a worldwide following through relentless touring, radio and satellite airplay and a string of recordings, produced by Kim Fowley and Jim Diamond, considered by many to be cult classics.
Formed in 2001, MUCK AND THE MIRES are pehaps the first group to ever have a “Best Of” collection released before ever playing a note together; “All Mucked Up -The Best of Muck and the Mires”. In reality, these raw recordings were home demos created by Muck (Evan Shore formerly of The Queers and The Voodoo Dolls). Originally passed off as the lost sessions of an unknown sixties garage band, In 2001, the demos were issued on CD in Canada on AMP RECORDS and subsequently on vinyl by SOUNDFLAT RECORDS of Germany.
Following the immediate success of the album, Muck assembled the real-life Muck and the Mires, who's current lineup features founding members JESSIE BEST (Drums) and PEDRO MIRE (Lead Guitar) and long-time bassist JOHN QUINCY MIRE.
In 2004, the band gained worldwide recognition when they were featured on MTV as the winners of Little Steven Van Zandt's (E-Street band/Underground Garage) national battle of the garage bands contest. The group appeared that summer at Little Steven's festival in NY alongside Bo Diddley, The Stooges and The NY Dolls. Later that same year, they toured Europe for several weeks and quickly built a large following both home and abroad thanks to strong airplay and worldwide live appearances.
In 2006, DIONYSUS RECORDS (Burbank, California) and SOUNDFLAT RECORDS jointly released the album “1-2-3-4” which quickly climbed up college and satellite radio charts. The song Caught In A Lie" was subsequently featured in the History Channel's film "Vietnam in HD" and the record received a four-star rating from England’s prestigious Uncut Magazine, prompting their first UK tour. In Liverpool, they headlined the famous Cavern Club and caught the attention of ex-Beatles manager Allan Williams. It should be noted that, despite their offer to employee him, The man who gave away the Beatles also turned down Muck and the Mires. Following a slew of dates across the US, the group embarked on a seven-country European Tour which included arena-sized dates with surviving members of The MC5.
Rock legend KIM FOWLEY (the Runaways/Kiss) stepped in to produce the group's 2009 release "Hypnotic". Critically acclaimed, this was their first full-length effort for London's Dirty Water Records who had issued an EP (Doreen) and a single ("I'm Down With That") the year prior. While on tour in England, the group was surprised to learn that their single had introduced the popular American phrase "I'm Down With That" to Londoners. They spent the year promoting Hypnotic with high-profile shows such as their appearance with the NY Dolls at South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, TX and at the Bukta fest in Norway with Ray Davies (The Kinks), Roky Erickson and Kaiser Chiefs.
MUCK AND THE MIRES headed to Detroit to record the follow up album with acclaimed White Stripes producer JIM DIAMOND. 2011's "A Cellarful of Muck" proved to be the group's biggest selling album to date, scoring record of the month on Spanish National Radio. in 2012, the group returned to Europe, while back home, they once again proved their wide appeal playing the Life Is Good Festival with contemporary artists including Dave Mathews.
MUCK AND THE MIRES serving as Kim Fowley's back up band when he performed his outrageous live show in Hollywood.2013. Tracks from their final session together were included on the album DIAL M FOR MUCK
MUCK AND THE MIRES non-stop worldwide tour continues in Japan, Euorpe, Canada, South America and the USA. Check your local listings!