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Mick Tyas
Vocals, Tenor Banjo, Mandolin, Bouzouki, Tenor Guitar, Harmonica

Mick first joined The Whisky Priests in 1988 as the band's bass player, replacing Michael Stephenson and was a major contributor to the band's success during its peak years throughout the 1990's.

Prior to joining The Whisky Priests, multi-instrumentalist Mick had a successful career on the North East of England music scene, playing in various punk bands and folk groups. He achieved huge popularity during his many years in The Whisky Priests for his singing, musicianship and larger-than-life personality. After leaving The Whisky Priests, Mick founded and fronted successful folk-rock band, The Wickermen (which also included Nick Thompson in its line-up), touring solidly and becoming a mainstay of the European festival circuit. Later he co-founded acoustic folk trio Tippin’ The Wink, who released their acclaimed debut album 'The Devil’s In The Detail' in 2011.

He has recently collaborated with fellow-Whisky Priest Gary Miller, performing as a special guest on a number of Gary's solo projects, including 'Mad Martins' and 'From Coalfield to Battlefield'. The pair also perform together as an acoustic duo, alternating lead vocal duties.