Pint of Mild were formed in April 2008 by Garry (Vocals/Bass) and Andy (Drums). The line up was completed by Dave Smiles on Guitar. The Bands first demo was recorded in October 2008 after which Dave had to leave the band due to work commitment's and relocation.
The next stage of Pint of Mild's development came when Mike (Guitar/Vocals) joined in April 2009 completing the lineup you see today. We played our first gig in June 2009 and have been playing ever since.
Garry Mild (Vocals/Bass)
Garry started out on Cornet playing for Hope Valley College and Hathersage brass bands in the late 70's! After saving hard from the paper round a guitar was purchased from Woolies on't Moor in Sheffield, but he had always wanted to play bass, which he transferred to a couple of years later. The first band, Electric Hare, was where Garry discovered he could write songs. This was followed by Under The Sun, which also featured Andy on drums, where he was 'forced' into lead vocals, back in 1991. A first stint with Dave Towner was followed by 9 years on the club scene. Garry then rejoined Dave Towner and the Rhythm Aces, which carries on to the present day as a sideline to Pint of Mild (which the others don't know about!). Garry has a grade B in O level music.
Mike Mild (Vocals/Guitar)
Mike has been playing guitar since the early 80's, starting on classical guitar, soon followed up with electric (a 'Kay' Les Paul copy and plastic amp!) where along with his brother on drums, drove the family mad. Several 'bands' with work mates and friends eventually led to the first gigging band, Rebel, later renamed to Slikk Kixx in the mid 80's. A few other bands followed, finally settling with Wobbly Bob, a blues / rock 4 piece who played fairly regularly around the Sheffield area. After line-up changes, this evolved into Wino's in the Park which played until the mid 1990's. Mike was dragged out of semi-retirement by Andy to join Pint of Mild in early 2009. He also plays with The Dads Band (a.k.a. The Sinners) who play a number of parties and charity events in the local village and is a founder member of the Red Barrows display team! Mike has a grade B in O'level Woodwork.
Andy Mild (Drums/Vocals)
Andy has been playing, gigging, and recording with bands for the past 27 years. He has played with over thirty semi-professional and professional bands, and has toured every corner of the UK. He has played in every style from Hard Rock, Punk, Metal, Prog, Funk, Blues, Pop, and Jazz. These have been original, covers, and functions bands - even a percussion trio. He has played every type of venue from showcases, universities, air bases, and festivals. Some of the bands he has played with are Chesterfield bands - The Shambles, Dave Towner and the Rhythm Aces, Big Kahuna, Groove Connection, Under the Sun, Blue Little Sister, Drumatic (percussion group) and By Design. Sheffield bands Haze, Eat the Rich, Dreamer, and Derby band The Projectors, before forming Pint of Mild with Garry in April 2008. Andy is a full time professional musician and drum teacher and plays Mapex Orion series drums and Zildjian Cymbals, and sometimes a classic Slingerland 1969 kit.