MICHAEL DES BARRES needs no introduction. From Movies such as ‘To Sir With Love’ and playing Murdocon Macgyer to fronting THE POWER STATION at Live Aid and bands such as SILVERHEAD, CHEQUERED PAST and DETECTIVE; his career is littered with highlights.
Today MICHAEL DES BARRES and THE MISTAKES release a new single, a live version of the T-Rex classic ‘Get It On (Bang A Gong)’, which Michael also performed with THE POWER STATION at Live Aid. It is delivered with the suave swagger that Des Barres is known for.
Stream/buy ‘Get It On (Bang A Gong)’ HERE
MICHAEL PHILIP DES BARRES was born January 24th, the 26th Marquis Des Barres, and became an English actor and rock singer. Some people will always remember him as the sunglasses wearing pupil from ‘To Sir With Love’ and some, like the Go, Go, Go Girl, will remember him in red leather pants fronting POWER STATION at 1985’s “Live Aid”. Die Laughing’s Dave Dalton, remembers him with his band SILVERHEAD in 1973, and meeting him briefly in LA, as well as some years later with DETECTIVE (on Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song Records) at ‘The Old Waldorf’ In 1977. Still others remember the character he created “Murdoc” on the ABC MacGyver series, that spanned into the CBS reboot. However, you know this man, his career has spanned almost 50 years.
DES BARRES and DLR are backing this collaboration to showcase Michael and his band THE MISTAKES to a whole new fan base, the “Millennials” if you will. We know the “Hot Topic” era punks will embrace his past works such as SILVERHEAD, CHEQUERED PAST and DETECTIVE, and the street punk sound Michael has now perfected with THE MISTAKES. Die Laughing Records are looking forward to releasing more new music, including a ‘Live’ EP in 2020 to a new and nostalgic audience.
You can also catch Mr. Des Barres on Sirius radio where he hosts “The Michael Des Barres Program”every weekday morning from 8–11 AM ET with a replay every weekday evening from 9- midnight PT on Little Steven’s Underground Garage (SiriusXM Channel 21).
WATCH Michael Des Barres Interview on ‘7 Minutes Max’ HERE