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One of the more recent artists to walk the line of innovative style in concert with creativity, Mike Botello has reached new heights that not only touch your inner being through compelling lyrics and intriguing interludes, but also has completed new insights through song and harmony. In no way has an artist reached out in a manner such as this with many positive reactions along with a dedicated fan base through out. Since humble beginnings with his father to his 1st release in 1990 and to his most recent to date, Mike has developed a fan base from Europe to the U.S. with more joining in as the days go buy.
Since the tender ages of 3-8 years of age Mike began playing the drums at his parents home in Austin, TX playing to records of bands like Kiss to Queen, Rush and Heart just to name a few. As the year’s progressed Mike’s father, Jesse Botello, who is an accomplished musician in the tejano music scene and was very active in live performances at the time, began inviting Mike to sit in with his group. This eventually led to Mike forming his first band by age 14 to eventually playing drums with the locally popular heavy metal group Assalant in the mid to late 80’s. Assalant consistently filled clubs and venues which led to the release of a three song demo titled, “The Damage is Done” which to this day is in current circulation throughout Europe and the U.S. With this experience behind him, this led to a deeper interest in recording and production.
As a young adult, Mike began writing songs of many types, which led Mike to working with many solo artists, song writers, and various church/worship groups. Since than Mike has been involved with dozens of bands along with many recording projects in Christian Contemporary, Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz and Worship. Now, Mike is focused as a solo artist with two releases under His belt. Mike’s band, a three piece, consists of a drummer a lead guitarist with Mike playing the bass and lead vocals.