Andonis Michaelides (Greek: Αντώνης Μιχαηλίδης; 24 July 1958 – 4 January 2011), better known as Mick Karn, was an English-Cypriot musician and songwriter who rose to fame as the bassist for the art rock/new wave band Japan. His distinctive fretless bass sound and melodic playing style were a trademark of the band's sound. Karn was born Andonis Michaelides in Nicosia on 24 July 1958. When he was three, his Greek-Cypriot parents moved with him to London, where he was raised.
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Biography by Kelvin Hayes. Founding member of Japan and Rain Tree Crow, this mentalist/producer also played with Peter Murphy and David Torn.
Karn was diagnosed with latter-stage cancer this summer, and fundraising efforts began, to help Karn cover his medical expenses and care for the family. Response from the music community has included tribute concerts, auctions and now a new tribute album. show of love, respect & grace – a tribute to Mick Karn, which will be released digitally in major digital music outlets. The format was chosen to get the album out quickly, and all net proceeds will be donated to Karn
Mick Karn: Titles (1982). It’s hard for me to separate Mick’s past from the work you’ll hear in Titles. Titles, his first solo work after leaving Japan, further cemented just how far forward whatever he was doing wasn’t meant to jive with whatever would go on then.
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So says Mick Karn, once the enigmatic bass player with Japan, veteran of a long series of collaborative projects, and now eager to talk about his impending second solo venture - an album entitled Dreams of Reason Produce Monsters, after an etching by Goya. The record marks Karn's reunion with Japan frontman David Sylvian in the form of the LP's two vocal cuts, one of which, 'Buoy', is currently on single release.