Mike Love in a live setting elicits common reactions that typically revolve around terms like “Powerful” & “Goosebumps.” Combining elements of traditional Hawaiian Reggae music, his lyrics, Mike's masterful guitar playing & looping with the low organic push of Sam Ites’ percussion, Mike has made instant life long fans out of anyone who has been fortunate enough to catch him live. As of now in Mike's career, he's bringing his soul-enriching music to the masses—-with numerous US festivals on the books, plus plans for European and South American releases and tours.
Mike's debut album won "Reggae Album of the year" at the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards!
Over the past few years his fan base has grown immensely, gaining the attention and support of music lovers and musicians, around the world. "I feel that my fans have driven me to work harder than ever, musically. I have crafted a live show that continuously draws in new fans and keeps the old ones coming back again and again."
Mike Love has shared the stage with many artists: Groundation, Steel Pulse, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson and many, many more. He has also collaborated with The Abyssinians, Paula Fuga, Jah Gumby of Father Psalms Studios, Bambu Station, Ooklah the Moc, John Cruz, Tavana and many others.
"Mike Love is one of the most talented musicians I've ever played with. On his debut album, 'The Change I'm Seeking,' that talent is obvious in his captivating songwriting and soulful performances. I'm thankful that he is sharing these beautiful songs with all of us."
~ Jack Johnson