Retro 80's heavy metal band featuring Mick Rowe (ex-Tempest, Midnight Orchestra) on guitar and vocals. (Mick's brother is Jamie Rowe of Guardian fame. Mick & Jamie were in Tempest together.)
Formed from the ashes of Mick's previous band Goliath (Music Cartel Records), Nineteen88 was created to play "good time rock that has something for everyone" as Handsome Mick puts it. "We all grew up listening and playing different styles of music, we consider Nineteen88 sonic territory to include ACDC, JET, and Big & Rich. but include a nod to the past heros of 80's rock music. We are not a cover band in the least, but we do not try to hide those Classic ifluences, if we did, the music wouldn't be as honest".