Dorothy Pax


Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip with The Bat Creeps

  • Date: 2023-05-27
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: The Dorothy Pax
  • Venue: Mik Artistik's Ego Trip with The Bat Creeps
Back to The Pax after an amazing night in December ’22. We expect this to sell out, so grab your tickets fast!
“[Sweet Leaf of The North] my favourite song of the last decade” Iggy Pop.
Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip are genuinely delightful, funny, frightening, and indefinable. Northern rock and roll stand-up comes close.
Mik fixes the audience with his compelling stare, hypnotising and charming them with stories, songs, and poems. Every show is unique as Mik finds a new train of thought to ride. He connects, chats, breaks the wall between audience and band, creates chaos, plays air-crook lock (!?), and is complimented by exquisite layers of rock, soul, funk, and punk created by Jonny Flockton on electric guitar, drum machine, and one of a number of well-heeled bass players.
The band are regular Glastonbury favourites since their first appearance in 2007. Many fans don’t consider Glastonbury has started until they’ve attended either Mik’sgigonthe Wednesday afternoon attheCroissant NeufBandstand, or the chaos that reigns at Thursday evening’s Rocket Lounge gig. Both are now Glastonbury traditions for many fans.
They have achieved an enviable reputation at many of the major UK festivals, including Latitude, Bearded Theory, Beat Herder, Wilderness, and Beautiful Days. BBC Radio 6Music have long been playing Mik’s music with Gideon Coe, Chris Hawkins, Shaun Keaveny and Tom Robinson all big fans of the band.
In early 2020 no-less than rock icon and 6Music presenter Iggy Pop endorsed Mik’s anthem of hope ‘Sweet Leaf of the North’ as his favourite song of the last DECADE!… In his words”…because it’s human, it’s real and it has soul“
“Best live band I have seen all summer” Gideon Coe
“My favourite band on the planet” Martin Parr
From the ashes of The FOBs and The Clench comes a new band combining comic-book shenanigans with punk-rock attitude & laughs! Think Jilted John via The Ramones with a cheeky dash of Badly Drawn Boy. They are back to support Mik Artistik after opening up our stage on Saturday at Pax In The Park 22