With 100+ shows planned in 2019 to support the new album – starting off in the US in February and March with 22 shows – and a first single, titled “Dead End Ride”, this will be another great year for Mike Tramp.
Stadium concerts. Number one top charts with solo releases. History of rock’n’roll written all over him. Mike Tramp has had it all. Right now, however, after spending the last two decades studiously carving out a solid solo career for himself, Mike Tramp is happy being Mike Tramp.
“Many years ago I realized that going back to basics, demanding nothing and being surprised if there was a tray of sandwiches in the dressing room was the way forward,”
“Stray From The Flock” is the latest in a stellar collection of records written and released by Tramp since 1997. From the excellence of his solo debut Capricorn till the No. 1 charts catapulted “Maybe Tomorrow”, the Danish singer has been on a distinctive, solo journey that have seen him reinventing himself and reach a consistency in look, feel and a sound that although centres on some of the finest, acoustic based yet hauntingly melodic songs you’ll ever hear also – refreshingly so – make the odd diversion into previously unexplored territory.
Recorded at Ark Studio in Denmark and mixed in Sweden by Peter Masson, “Stray From The Flock”, essentially takes the 2013 release “Cobblestone Street” template one step further. It’s also an album that pretty much wrote itself.
“I picked up the guitar and the songs just started flying out of me. I thought ‘fuck! There’s an album that wants to come out of here!'”
Tramp laughs. Mike will, of course, be touring in support of “Stray From The Flock”, but as with his previous solo excursions, there won’t be any explosions, moving drum risers or confetti bombs on stage. There will just be a guy standing in the middle being the real deal. That guy is Mike Tramp.
“Stray From The Flock” is the new studio album from Mike Tramp. Released on the 1st of March on CD, double gatefold LP on black 140G vinyl, LTD double gatefold LP on orange colour LP 180G (500 copies only) digital and cassette by Target Records.