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Mike Bloom is a singer-songwriter, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and mixer.   In addition to his solo output, he was a founding member of the band, The Elected, and has toured as a guitarist, a lap steel player, and vocalist around the globe for many artists, including Rilo Kiley, Jenny Lewis, and Julian Casablancas, among others.  

Bloom first picked up a real guitar at the age of 10, after years of banging around on a plastic axe and toy vacuum.  When he eventually got his hands on a Tascam 4-Track cassette machine, he began to explore nascent forms of music creation and recording, often resulting in ambitious instrumentals and curious sound collages.  After years of exploring free improvisation with like-minded New Yorkers, in the fall of 2000, Bloom moved to LA.  Here, he picked up several long standing residencies, incorporating elements of his improvisational background and a newfound love for the art of song craft.  It was around this time that he was getting involved in indie film scores and music supervision, along the way self-releasing several homespun EP’s and eventually ending up on the road, primarily as a guitar player.

His debut solo record, King Of Circles, was released in June 2011 on Rilo Kiley bassist Pierre de Reeder's label, Little Record Company. The New York Daily News drew comparisons to Harry Nilsson and The Byrds' "70s brand of singer-songwriting folk rock patented on the West Coast" with "scenic guitar work and sumptuous melodies" and "expertly displayed…deceivingly complex acoustic picking." Bloom wrote, produced, and mixed the record, as well as played most of the instruments.  The record also features a co-write with Jenny Lewis on the song, "Butchers Paper,” as well as string arrangements from Bright Eyes' Nate Walcott.  Just recently in 2018, his song "Gaslight" was released on Flower Moon Records "Friends and Family Volume 1.”  There is currently a new full length record, as well as a covers EP, set for imminent release.  

In addition to continually creating music under his own moniker, as well as the many facets of studio production, Bloom has worked on original music for numerous film scores and soundtracks, including working alongside friend and composer Nate Walcott for 2018’s Midnight Sun, (directed by Scott Speer and starring Bella Thorne, Rob Riggle, and Patrick Schwarzenegger), Concussion (starring Will Smith), Song One (starring Anne Hathaway), Don’s Plum (starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire), My Man is a Loser (2014 ft. John Stamos, Michael Rapaport), The Roommate (Sony, 2011), and the short film Wig Shop (directed by Kat Coiro and starring Emily Mortimer).  He has also composed for several ad campaigns, including Coca Cola’s “We Are Coca Cola”  (2017/2018), and recently scored a short film for the fashion company, Theory (directed by Jun Diaz, 2018).  Bloom was asked to be the voice of an animated singing donkey, in the critically acclaimed art installation, Imitation of Life (directed by well known Austrian visual artist, Mathias Poledna, 2013).  The film debuted at the Austrian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, showed at the Whitney Museum in New York, and now resides at the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Bloom recently concluded a three-year-long world tour as guitar player and music director for Jenny Lewis in support of her 2014 release, The Voyager.  The band toured extensively over that time, doing shows and festivals throughout Europe, Asia, the U.K., and the U.S., occasionally supporting Beck, Neil Young, Ryan Adams, Ray Lamontagne, and others along the way.

A few performance highlights include playing alongside Wilco, Neil Young, Crosby Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne, Ryan Adams, Jimmy Buffett, Belmont Tench, Sean Lennon, My Morning Jacket, M. Ward, Conor Oberst, and others.  He has also toured as a guitarist for Harper Simon, Jonathan Wilson, Johnathan Rice, Richard Edwards, and Heidecker and Wood, to name a few.

The Elected reunited for a one-off show with Morrissey at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in 2015 and then again in 2018 for a show with Azure Ray in Los Angeles.  

Bloom currently resides in Los Angeles.