After spend a few years without playing with a band Yvon was very anxious,
to get back in the game. On his return to China at the end of 2004, He was
on a mission to form a new, all-original band. Soon after his arrival, he
hooked up with a bass player named Huang Hong Liang.
Together, the duo rehearsed until Yvon heeded the call to join another
established band with bass player "Billy Ren" that where playing in various
nightclubs. Thus ended the partnership between Yvon and Huang, but only
Kicking things off with a massive outdoor show in Chengdu In 2007 the
band decided it was time to record their debut Album.
M.I.C. released their self-titled album in 2008. With
the help of keyboardist Mark Macleod
and drummer Criss Yang.
|The first as well as other albums that would follow featured different styles ranging from Straight Rock & Roll to Melodic Grunge.
In addition to the Mix of North American and Chinese influences in the project, an international lineup of special guests from
Japan, U.S.A., Malaysia, Sweden and Japan were included as well.
Soon after this was accomplished, however, Yvon still had the momentum to start another
project. This idea was met with little enthusiasm by the members of M.I.C., so Yvon ended
up turning the idea on his old friend Huang Hong Liang.
|M.I.C. went in the studio in May of 2009 to record their second Album "Out 2 Rock" with additional backing vocals from Angela
Renzetti of Seattle washington U.S.A. the album was released on January 12th 2010
The thought of recording a new album was met by much enthusiasm by Huang and as a result
an old partnership was reformed.
M.I.C. is a Melodic Rock band based out of Chengdu China, Started back in 2004 the band boasts performances on various TV shows. One show worthy
of mention is where M.I.C. represented the city of Chengdu in 2007, being broadcast to millions across China.Following that, their first three CDs have
generated considerable airplay across Europe, particularly in Spain, Germany, Netherlands, U.K., France, Poland, Belgium, U.S.A., Canada & Japan.
Other media features include a full-page interview in the 2010 Sep/Oct issue of Heavy Magazine,Germany's most prestigious Metal/Rock publication. In
addition, they have been reviewed in other major European magazines and countless webzines around the world.
M.I.C. Melodic Rock band based out of Toronto Canada,
More recently, M.I.C. has opened shows for various renown Chinese Pop Stars, including Wang Feng, An Youqi & Xian Zion on live TV broadcasts.In
August of 2011 M.I.C. Openned the show for famous Hong Kong band Beyond..M.I.C. makes it on the Front page of the Entertainment section of Chengdu's
Biggest Newspaper.Chengdu is one of the top Cities in China with a population of 10 million people. October 3rd The 8th International Tour Music
Festival & on October 4th M.I.C. Headline The East Chengdu Music Festival in Chengdu as well as doing many shows across China.
M.I.C. the beginning...
The main tracks were recorded within a few weeks, but
it was a year before Additional overdubs and mixing
were complete. At last, all the patience and hard work
paid off as the album, "M.I.C.", saw the light of Day in
After finding a drummer in Zhao Quin the band was complete. They hit the pavement running
and started rehearsals immediately. Within a few weeks the band had nailed down 13 of
Yvon's new songs and played their firstshow without a hitch.
At the end of 2010 all that was left of the band was Angela and Yvon, new members Tommy Burke
on Drums from London, Uchida “ Yugi ” Yuuji on Bass from Osaka,Japan and Dave Smith on
Keyboards from Liverpool - all long-time veterans of the music scene soon joined the band. The
new album was recorded and then released in January 12th of 2011.
|M.I.C. "3rd Degree release January 12th 2011
The band played various shows during the summer of 2011.They also opened the show for
famous Hong Kong band Beyond. M.I.C. makes it on the Front page of the Entertainment section
of Chengdu's Biggest Newspaper.Chengdu is one of the top Cities in China with a
population of 10 million people.
|the 4th M.I.C. Album "On All 4's" Their 4th Album in 4 years..A Rockin' powerful Melodic punkish
wirling, twisting piece of Pop Rock artsy fartsy Party Music..
InAugust of 2011 M.I.C. Openned the show for famous Hong Kong band Beyond..M.I.C. makes it
on the Front page of the Entertainment section of Chengdu's Biggest Newspaper.Chengdu is one
of the top Cities in China with a population of 10 million people..October 3rd The 8th International
Tour Music Festival & on October 4th M.I.C. Headline The east Chengdu Music Festival in
Chengdu as well as doing many shows in China.
On all 4's January 12th 2012...Yvon moved back to Canada in April after living in Chengdu for
more than 7 years.
After tearing up the music scene in China for eight years, band leader and songwriter, Yvon
Serre, returned to his native Canada in April of 2012. Anticipating hard challenges back home,
he returned with 20 new songs in his arsenal and hit the tarmac running. He wasted no time in
recruiting old band mates from the Harry Straight Band; Emilio, and Silvio. Now looking to the
future, this veteran line-up is now charged up and ready to release MIC’s fifth album titled “5th
The new line-up boasts new members Emilo Meleca on drums (Skip Tracer/Scarecrow), Dennis
Papadatos on Bass (Tia Carrera, Liberty Silver, Randy Bachman) Silvio Potito on Keyboards
(Perfect Strangers), and Mike O’Neil on backup Vocals and Guitar (Wednesday). Mike had a #1 Hit
in Canada with “Last Kiss” back in 1974.
|M.I.C. Album "5th Avenue" Released January 12th 2013
Ever enduring, ever progressing, MIC has been, is, and always will be, a band on a mission – to
rock the world. While consistently staying true to its signature sound, the band continues to push
its boundaries with enhanced sound, embellished vocals, and varying styles as it unleashes
their 6th studio album, “6th Sense.”
Since relocating to Toronto, Canada in 2012, the band has retained the same members, further
establishing itself as a staying force in the music world. The present lineup remains as: Yvon
Serre on lead guitars and vocals (Becuz, Yvon Serre Group, The Harry Straight Band), Dennis
Papadatos on Bass (Natalie Cole, Loverboy, Dixie Chicks) , Emilo Meleca on drums (Skip
Tracer, Scarecrow)Silvio Potito on Keyboards (Perfect Strangers), and Mike O'Neil on backup
Vocals and Guitar (Wednesday). Added to the mix of the “6th Sense” album is the talent of
several accomplishedinternational players that help deliver one of MIC’s strongest albums to date
|M.I.C. Album "6th Sense" Released March 22nd 2016