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Lead Guitarist-Singer-Songwriter Mike Conde’s songs are many things—a protest, a rallying cry, a kind of film noir filled with life, pain, hope, and love. At their core, however, they represent the heart of his unique style of rock."
With a career that spans over a decade, the prolific Conde, with collaborator/drummer Rude E, has refined the raucous poetry of his songwriting, creating his own working-class aesthetic where beauty and darkness often trade punches from line to line. Intelligent, minimalist, and honest.
A native of the Northside of Houston, TX, Conde spent a few years in the rougher parts of Los Angeles as the guitarist for the metal band Drive and penned the song “Once Again” that was included on their sophomore release Diablero and released on Zoo Entertainment/BMG.
These locales are evident in his sound in their purest, finest senses—the gritty bluster of the rough side of two big cities, and the truth and honesty that comes with one that has grown up in a tight-knit family and community where most shared the same struggles.
With two full-length solo albums “Back on the Street” and “The Windows,” one EP “Four Now” and his "searing take on Gary Moore's "Shapes of Things" under his belt he has built a group of ardent fans and supporters not only in his hometown but globally by way of internet music venues and radio stations cementing his place as a respected songwriter, storyteller, and performer.