Flip-N-Mickeys bring some Irish rock and more to Dizzy Dolphin – “Make no mistake: the Flip-N-Mickeys are an Irish rock cover band, blasting out Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys hits on guitars lined with green lights and a drum kit emblazoned with a leprechaun. But that isn’t all they are, lead singer Mike Illich is quick to note. Depending on the crowd, you could hear “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” in the same set as “Don’t Stop The Party” by Pitbull and TJR, as well as plenty of the styles in between. “We had the idea of putting together a punk rock Irish band, but we also offered contemporary music,” says Illich, of Cherry Hill, Camden County. This St. Patty’s Day will be the band’s three-year anniversary, and this year the trio is heading into the studio to record some original songs for an EP. They already have some original tracks online at their ReverbNation page, and they sometimes perform their own songs live. “Everybody really responds well,” Illich says of their one song, “Bottoms Up.” “There’s a big crowd participation part. I don’t know if people realize it’s an original song.” Hear their music and learn more: Reverbnation.com/FlipNMickey The band: Mike Illich, guitar and lead vocals; Marc Lewis, drummer; Mike Caprio, bass.
Atlantic City Insiders
“This CNC personal favorite is an Irish band that plays all the best drinking, popular, party and Irish songs you could possibly want- Definitely wouldn’t want to miss this clan-always a great show and time!”
Entertainment page Cattle’n Clover
“A revolving slate of popular local cover bands play the Atlantic Club most Fridays through Sundays, and every Thursday night will feature an Irish-themed party with the trio Flip-N-Mickeys, who include singer/guitarist Mike Illich, singer/bassist Mick Michaels and drummer Marc Lewis. We cover music from the ’60s through today, particularly classic rock and festive Irish party music,” says Illich. “We play a lot of what you’d typically want to hear in a bar or club situation, but our spin on things is that we throw in a lot of high-energy Irish stuff. Not your traditional Irish music, more like the Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly and those sort of bands. That’s our little niche so to speak, but we mix it up pretty well. So if you like sing-alongs and high-energy Irish music, you’ll like us.” http://www.atlanticcityweekly.com/arts-and-entertainment/features/ACs-Beach-Bars-157563675.html
Ray Schweibert – Atlantic City Weekly
“Irish Weekend LaCosta SEA ISLE CITY – Even though it isn’t Saint Patrick’s Day, there will be plenty “Wearin’ of the Green” in Sea Isle City this month, thanks to the resort’s 5th Annual Irish Weekend The popular autumn festival, which is co-sponsored by LaCosta Lounge and KIX McNutley’s Night Clubs, will take place on Fri., Sat. and Sun., Sept. 23-25, along JFK Boulevard (between Landis and Central Avenues) and inside the LaCosta Complex at JFK and Landis. Fans of Irish music, dancing, collectibles and food won’t want to miss this Irish Weekend. The Irish-fun will begin on Fri., Sept. 23, at 4:00 p.m. with musical performances by The Gallagher Brothers, West of Galway and Round Tower. Then, on Sat. beginning at 2:00 p.The Irish music will continue on Sun. starting at 12 noon with music by Flipping Mickey and yet another appearance by West of Galway. For additional information about Sea Isle’s 5th Annual Irish Weekend, (609) 263-3756 or visit http://www.lacosta-seaisle.com/”
The Cape May Herald