Kruser’s Local Catch

Kruser’s Local Catch

Kruser’s Local Catch

On occasion I have described some artists as genre neutral. That type of artist can bounce from one type of music to another.  But when trying to describe the music of Mike Forgette, I’d have to say he and his band are more genre benders. They have a wide lane in which they drive their reggae influenced sound. Depending on the mood of the song, that road may bend to rock, hip-hop or country.

Mike and Over the Bridge started their journey in Gloucester, Massachusetts in 2014, when a local establishment needed a band last minute and asked Mike if he could put something together to fill the slot. Each of the band members brought influences and experience to the table. The result is a completely unique and wildly refreshing sound. Sparks fly when Marley meets Hunt (Sam, that is), and Sprinsteen meets Chesney. What a wonderful world it would be…and is, thanks artisty that isn’t afraid to bend, and embraces story telling. Whatever that sounds like.

Get to know Mike Forgette and Over the Bridge

  • Cue the Music

    “Moses” is a song Mike Forgette said was written for a songwriter contest. It’s about a conversation at a bar with a local elder.

    Listen here:

  • The Forgette Facts

    • From: Gloucester,MA
    • Now lives in: Nashua, NH
    • Current single: “Moses” from the album Over the Bridge 
    • What lead you to music: My father ws a musician. I always wanted to play music. Started writing stories, which evolved to songs.
    • How old when you started: I played my first gig at age 14. I got my first guitar when I was 7.
    • First country song you learned: “Leave the Night On” -Sam Hunt
    • Instruments played: Guitar, drums and bass
    • How would you desibed your sound: Organic and raw,passionately driven with melodic catchy hooks,and story telling lyrics
    • Who inspires you: My friends and family!
    • How did your band get it’s name: Over the Bridge is inspired by Gloucester’s A. Piatt Andrew Bridge. Locals call “going out of town” going over the bridge, which is used often to describe adventures.
    • Awards/accolades: Our debut album released at #1 on the ITunes Reggae Charts but included country influenced songs.
    • Dream duet partner: As one of the first country artists I was into, I’d say Sam Hunt
    • All-time favorite country songs: Randy Houser-Runnin Out of Moonlight, Frankie Ballard-Sunshine and Whiskey, Garth Brooks-Friends in Low Places, Kenny Chesney- American Kids
    • What songs do you like now on Country 1025: All of them! Lee Brice- One of Them Girls, Cole Swindell- She Had Me At Heads Carolina, Russell Dickerson-She Likes It
    • If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing: Either working full time at logistics, or landscaping
    • Most proud moment: When our album hit #1- it was amazing!
    • Other things you like to do: Gym motorcycles, hiking, spending time with my family
    • Fun facts: I participate in the Greasy Pole Competition, I used to be a rapper, I didn’t have my 2 front teeth as a kid, for 3 years.
    • Mantra: Life is short, do it now!
  • Over The Bridge and On Stage

    Mike Forgette and Over the Bridge

  • Follow

    Keep up with Mike and his band, Over the Bridge on their social network pages here:

    Mike Forgette:

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    Over The Bridge Band

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  • Pic and Posts

    Over the Bridge Band

    JUICE FEST 22 TODAY!Mike ForgetteOrganically Good TrioAldous Collins BandG. Love and Special Sauce

    Posted by Mike Forgette on Saturday, October 15, 2022
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    Every week, Kruser’s Local Catch highlights New England’s homegrown country music talent, and tells you where to catch them locally and in Nashville. Click here to view previous catches.

    *Singer/songwriters with original music: Please submit for consideration on The Local Catch by emailing: [email protected]

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