From MacMasters Beach, NSW, Australia, Mike McCarthy has announced his new studio based album 'Serious Face' to be released on December 1st, worldwide. Since studying Contemporary Music at the Byron Bay's Southern Cross University and as well as releasing a further seven studio albums and one live collection, Mike has contributed tracks for an array of surf themed films and documentaries such as 'Seaworthy' (Nathan Oldfield), 'One Perfect Day' (Colless/Atkinson) and 'Stoked and Broke' (Cryus Sutton). He has performed live extensively across Australia, the USA, Japan and the UK, with plans for more in Japan and Europe in 2018. Here influenced by the works of Gillian Welch, Bruce Cockburn, The National, Midlake and Paul Kelly, Mike weaves together an album full of good vibes and great story telling. He uses varied sounds from all out slide guitar blues grit, to the best essence of warm firelight ballads. Acclaimed blues guitarist Eric Bibb states proudly “Mike and I are one in the same tribe”.