Mikey Welsh isn’t the biggest name in rock, but he’s an important one: not just for his work with Weezer, but for his contributions to the Boston music scene.
Mikey Welsh's first gig? Bass for Boston punk band Left Nut, who debuted with this album when Mikey was only 19.
Welsh hopped over to renowned Boston rock band Heretix in 1993 for this release. I had it on cassette tape!
Mikey held down bass duties for Jocobono's sole self-titled release in 1995.
Before his stint with Weezer, Mikey Welsh featured on a few releases from legendary Boston artist Juliana Hatfield, starting with this 1997 ep.
A year later, Hatfield released her third studio album, and it was Welsh on bass again.
Before making the jump to Weezer in 2000, Mikey made one more record with Juliana that year.
Mikey Welsh joined Weezer as their touring bassist in the summer of 2000, so he was on the roster when they recorded their two-song Christmas CD in December of that year.
Weezer's self-titled 2001 release, aka the Green Album, is what finally introduced the rest of the world to Mikey Welsh.
After departing Weezer and before retiring from music to focus on art full time, Welsh had a brief stint with Nate Albert (of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones) in his band The Kickovers, who released this album in 2002.