Mike Joyce ARTIST 2

“An audience with Mike Joyce” Appearing in association with British Drum Company and Zildjian.



Mike Dolbear is really pleased to welcome Manchester icon Mike Joyce to The UK Drum Show on Sunday 30th of September. Mike is well known in Manchester from his history of playing with local based band “The Smiths” in the 80s, along with his Manchester based radio show for the past 10 years, so is no stranger to the mic! Come and join us this September, as Mike chats to Mike about his career over the years”


Mike joined The Smiths in 1982 and stayed with them until their demise in 1987. Mike then toured with Sinead O’Connor and Andy Rourke on bass.

In late ’88 and ’89 Mike played on two hit singles with Morrissey as a solo artist, The Last of the Famous International Playboys and Interesting Drug. In 1990-1991 Mike toured the world and recorded a single with his punk heroes Buzzcocks.

1992 saw Mike playing with another of his heroes, the mighty Julian Cope.  A British and American tour with Public Image Limited followed in 1993, allowing Mike to meet and play with John Lydon and team up with the Souxsie And The Banshees guitarist, John McGeoch.

In 1995 Mike collaborated on a track with Soul diva P.P.Arnold.

From 1996 through to 1998 Mike played and recorded with Liverpool’s Pete Wylie from The Mighty Wah! aka Wah! Heat.

In 1998 Mike was invited by Aziz to play on his album with Andy Rourke.

2001 saw Mike and Andy teaming up with Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs of Oasis fame in a band of his called Moondog one.

In July 2007, Mike along with former band mate Andy Rourke released ‘Inside The Smiths’, a DVD which chronicled their experiences of being in the band. Both speak highly of both Morrissey and Marr in the film and convey how special they believed The Smiths were and still are to them (avaliable in shop).

In October 2007, Joyce toured the UK playing drums for Vinny Peculiar with Bonehead on bass guitar, and in 2008 ran a successful night at The Brickhouse in Manchester called ‘Alternative Therapy’.

Alongside his popular radio show, Mike has been working in FM / Internet radio for the past 5 years, also his worldwide DJ career.

His show, ‘Alternative Therapy’ began broadcasting in 2006 on 96.2 The Revolution (along side Mani, Clint Boon and Martin Coogan).

The station was taken over by Steve Penk in 2008, Mike took his show to Manchester Radio Online, which achieved an audience of 5 figures. The success of Mike’s show caught the attention of Jon Tattersall, from The Official Charts Company (www.theofficialcharts.com), who asked him to present The Coalition Independent Chart Show. The chart featured bands Mike likes and has invited on for interviews / sessions.

After discussions, Mike decided to take the chart show to East Village Radio, New York’s hippest station. Mike also guests on BBC 6 Music as their first stand in for Marc Riley, Radcliffe & Maconie and Guy Garvey.


British Drum Company ‘Legend’ Series with Lounge Series fittings in ‘Wiltshire White’.
14′ x 6.5′ ‘Big Softy’ Snare
13′ x 9′
16′ x 16′
18′ x 16′ Tom – Toms

Mike Joyce ARTIST 2