Mike Badger formed The La’s in the mid-eighties leaving just before they signed to Go! Discs, he went on to form The Onset releasing albums on Liverpool’s Probe Plus label and touring the UK and Europe.
Also, a sculptor who works with recycled materials Mike created the artwork and videos for Space who named their second album ‘Tin Planet’ after his work. (re-released this month for the first time on vinyl -Demon Records)
Mike co-founded The Viper Label in 1999 with ex La’s/Lightning Seeds Paul Hemmings releasing authentic Liverpool ‘cult classics’ from the Merseybeat era up to the present, alongside original US Rockabilly, Country and Rhythm and Blues compilations.
Mike Badger and the Shady Trio followed after showcasing at SXSW in 2009 touring the UK and the USA with Margo Price and releasing two albums on the Generator Label.
Beatin’ a Path (to your door) is the first single from the new album ‘Papa Badge Light The Blue Touch Paper’ produced by Mike’s son Ray Badger. Today XS Noize is pleased to exclusively premiere the video for the track - Watch BELOW:
Future Yard- Birkenhead Fri 24th June
Supporting and Accompanying Johnny Echols and The Love band
Clwb Llanrwst- Llanrwst Conwy Fri 1st July
Shy Lowen Music Festival- Netherton Liverpool Sun 3rd July