Mikey Demus: “For me, it's not about lead prowess – I just value something being memorable. If you can play something that moves someone, that's the ticket”

Mikey Demus of Welsh reggae metal band Skindred performs live at Alcatraz.
(Image credit: Mairo Cinquetti/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Mikey Demus is best known for his snazzy beard and assuming riff duties with UK ragga-metal export, Skindred. The Welsh band have established a loyal fanbase across the British Isles, bringing together anyone who appreciates a healthy blend of metal, punk rock, ska and reggae. 

Outside of Skindred, Demus has taken up a selection of other projects, including his new two-piece act, King Sugar. 

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