Hailing from Detroit, Mike Cross is best known as the original founding guitarist of the rock band Sponge, ruling the alternative rock scene and airwaves in the 90s.
As a co-writer for Sponge’s platinum selling album Rotting Piñata, sophomore album Wax Ecstatic and third release New Pop Sunday, Cross helped catapult the band into rock star status with his catchy hooks, iconic crunchy guitar and undeniable original sound.
The band toured extensively headlining shows in the US and in Europe supporting “A” list artists such as Alice In Chains, KISS and Soundgarden. Mike also appeared on the late night talk show circuit including The Late Show with David Letterman, The Conan O’Brien Show and the Jon Stewart Show.
Now as the lead vocalist and guitarist for MC Roads, Mike Cross has created a unique, guitar driven and melodic sound that encapsulates an incredible mix of new and classic style songs.
The debut effort from MC Roads entitled “No Nostalgia”, has already received rave reviews for its originality and Detroit rock grit. “The dual-guitar attack and harmonies from Cross and his bandmates, occasionally recall touchstones of a classic era like Clapton. But make no mistake: On full display here is the searing imprint of musical high drama unique to Cross that distinguished Sponge’s most-memorable work” Rock At Night Magazine.