Mike Watt

son of a sailor, born in portsmouth, va in 1957, came to san pedro, ca when I was nine and stayed here pretty much EVER SiNCe except for the many MANY tours I've done in this land and abroad working bass BUT the bungie cord always snaps me back here home.

Mike Watt + The Missingmen on June 22, 2023. Photo by Deb Frazen.

along w/d boon, I was one of the founding members of the minutemen back in 1980. I lost him in 1985 along w/the group but I kept going w/bass and ended up doing it for a living, making recordings for sst and columbia records w/my own music plus doing sideman stuff on bass for people like porno for pyros, j mascis + the fog, the stooges and others… lately I’ve been helping out mike baggetta w/his mssv band besides my own trios, the secondmen and missingmen. I’m also in a european band called il sogno del marinaio w/two guys from italy, stefano pilia and paolo mongargdi. yes, lots of music – it’s for this reason my prac pad is so important to me (been here since 1987) and a HUGE reason I’m most grateful to the people here at angels gate cultural center for keeping things going smoov all these years and into the future.