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Mic Hardwick grew up in the sleepy burbs’ of Roseville, a loving son and a “good” boy, who taught Sunday school in a beige 3 piece suit, and stuck to the agreed upon family script. Then he converted, and like Jimmy Hendrix, made music his religion: picking up his first guitar and his first girlfriend at the same time. The combination of curves, acoustics, and materials that hummed when stroked, proved addictive. Now with body and soul awake, thoroughly disillusioned with the paradigm he had been moulded for, and scathing about organized religion, he dropped out of Engineering, joined a Rock Band, and married the girlfriend. Don McLean asked,  “Can music save your mortal soul?” – to which Michael yelled “yes”. Although his parents might not have agreed with his choices, today he’s still married to De, still playing guitar and has built a soulful life, encompassing family, song and the crafting of sounds.

Hardwick is a Singer/Songwriter and producer, a creator, a seeker, who remains a passionately spiritual individualist. Initially a young man who fiercely believed he could change the world through song! Mic’s lyrics have evolved from that early idealism and now embody the experience of loss, love, madness and pleasure. Age may have bounced him off his soapbox but finds him no less vocal about the need for global action and mutual self-interest, just less of a “Mad Monk”! His voice has a raw emotional authenticity, and a vocal clarity reminiscent of David Byrne and Nick Cave.

Hardwick songs are not light Pop, never intended to be background music, and not simply products, they’re part of a movement, they demand attention. His intention is to present songs of substance woven in the abstract language of vibration for all who hear and feel.

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Seeder’s Funny Looking Babies reborn

Seeder’s first studio album ‘Funny Looking Babies’ is reborn and available to stream. A tasty grafting of musical roots, Seeder live is a punchy, raw 3-piece outfit of Bass, Drums and Guitar. This album features Mic.Hardwick as the lead vocal, with Nico Nelson on skins, and the fast-fingered bass hands of Dave Blennerhassett. Together they…

Blah Blah Blah help you recall 1989 with a re-release of “Remember”

The recordings for “Remember” were made in the heady months of 1989, a time when young egos were blazing, and the Mullet was yet to be given a name.  After a feature spot on Andrew Denton’s show, it seemed all was possible and the call from Countdown imminent. Yet days before final artwork approvals Blah Blah Blah imploded,…

Music Producer Mic.Hardwick points satirical finger at Trump

Musician and record producer Mic Hardwick has launched a stinging musical attack on US President Donald Trump and his brand of tweeting politics. His parody song, Agent Orange, released on April 1, features a music video by respected Melbourne animation artist Matt Bissett-Johnson. Agent Orange, is a not so subtle dig at the political style…

Seeder’s Testimony to Love

“Testimony” is a love ballad, it isn’t going to be on the album, no one wanted to shelve the recording, instead the band were in favour of letting it stand alone, a simple single to get things rolling again. Penned by Mic Hardwick, in the wayback machine. The original recording and film clip were made possible…

Underfoot Showcase at Django Bar Jan 6 2018, Seeder GMB & Dave Blennerhassett

$10+bf pre, $15 door | 6pm doors, 9pm show   Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO Limited table bookings for groups of 8 or more only are available – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked. Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix! All…

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