Mike Tramp
Danish singer
Mike Tramp
Mike Tramp is a Danish singer and songwriter who is best known for his work with the hard rock bands, White Lion and Freak of Nature, although he has also released several solo albums to date.
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WATCH: Company Denies Inflatable Rooster Meant to Look Like Trump
ABC News - about 1 month
The owners of a factory in eastern China denied that their giant inflatable roosters sold online resemble the U.S. president-elect.
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One Way Not to Be Like Trump
NYTimes - 2 months
The case for political moderation in our immoderate age.
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Bits: Daily Report: Online Media That Helped Make Trump
NYTimes - 3 months
Partisan news sites that were clever with social media had a strong effect on the presidential campaign. What does that mean for the news business?
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Op-Ed Contributor: Just Like Trump, I Avoided Paying Federal Taxes
NYTimes - 4 months
We both inherited buildings from our dads. We both got audited. We both refuse to say what we owe. But now I’m paying.
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How to Cover a Charlatan Like Trump
NYTimes - 5 months
As the presidential debates near, what’s the media’s job?
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The Big Reason Voters Like Trump, Clinton? They're Not The Other
NPR - 5 months
A new Pew Research Center study finds that a third of Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's supporters are most strongly motivated by opposition to Trump and Clinton.
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Why Bobby Knight And A Rogues' Gallery Of Athletes Are Flocking To Trump
NPR - 10 months
The latest: Bobby Knight, ex-Indiana Hoosiers basketball coach. Like Trump, the athletes and coaches have cultivated brash personalities that have won over devoted fans.
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My Shared Shame: The Media Helped Make Trump
NYTimes - 11 months
We journalists failed the public by letting ourselves get played by Donald Trump.
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Teen 'Dr. Love' Has 'Entrepreneurial Spirit' Like Trump, Lawyer Says
abc News - 12 months
Malachi Love-Robinson, 18, turned himself in on Tuesday.
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This Photoshop Artist Tried To Make Trump Look As Hot As Possible
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Seriously, with today's hyperactive news cycle, what Trump angle is still untouched? The answer is Trump himself. Because if you're like me, you regularly think, "God, Trump is such a crazy dick. If only he were at least hot enough to want to f**k!" Above Average writer and Photoshop Jedi Glenn Boozan has finally made all our dreams come true. She took Trump's face and retouched it to try and make him hot.    And now, behold!   Alright, probably still not. Check out the full process of how Boozan gifted us this peek into a frightening alternate reality.   Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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This Photoshop Artist Tried To Make Trump Look As Hot As Possible
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Seriously, with today's hyperactive news cycle, what Trump angle is still untouched? The answer is Trump himself. Because if you're like me, you regularly think, "God, Trump is such a crazy dick. If only he were at least hot enough to want to f**k!" Above Average writer and Photoshop Jedi Glenn Boozan has finally made all our dreams come true. She took Trump's face and retouched it to try and make him hot.    And now, behold!   Alright, probably still not. Check out the full process of how Boozan gifted us this peek into a frightening alternate reality.   Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mike Tramp
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 55
    Esbjerg Rock Festival, Sweden Rock Festival and Väsby Rock Festival will follow in 2016 until he takes part on the Monster Of Rock Cruise in October.
    More Details Hide Details Tramp is married to Indonesian actress Ayu Azhari, with whom he has two children: Isabelle and Lennon. Tramp also has a third child, his son Dylan, from a previous relationship with Fleur Thiemeyer. Dylan resides in Australia with his mother. He also has got a farm in Denmark with his brother where they raise cattle.
    In May 2016, following up on Nomad’s success and the award for "Classic Rock Album Of The Year" at High Voltage Rock Awards, Tramp released the single "Stay" which like previous singles is being played heavily on Danish national radio. "Stay" comes with a video that shows Tramp in total isolation, living the life of a forest worker in the beautiful Scandinavian woods.
    More Details Hide Details On May 13, Tramp will play on Nordic Noise Festival in Denmark.
    In March 2016, Mike Tramp played a benefits show in Germany, Lingen, for people with cancer.
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    In 2016, Mike Tramp announced several solo and band shows in Denmark where the Danish band Lucer plays for him as support band and as Tramp's background band.
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  • 2015
    Age 54
    Mike Tramp announced that the new studio album "Nomad" will be released internationally on August 28, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details For almost a half-decade, Mike Tramp has been on a worldwide journey, touring and living as a modern life nomad, in his quest for personal and artistic freedom and staying true to the idea of the rock n roll troubadour. Mike has just completed his third solo tour of the USA in 3 years. Playing 50 shows on each tour, traveling all by himself exploring the American continent from coast to coast like never before. A journey of true dedication -making him unique in Danish rock history. With “Nomad” Tramp completes what he calls his trilogy on his journey to show who he is and where he stands. The album makes the final step on the ladder he started climbing (with Cobblestone street), this time with a full band album, from first to last song. “Without the no-compromise on “Cobblestone Street” and “Museum”, I would never have found my way home to “Nomad”. Each previous album gave me the freedom to follow the songs wherever they wanted to go, and with “Nomad” my vision was clear as a bell, once again I just had to be who I am.” – Mike Tramp
    In July 2015 Mike Tramp released the new single "High Like A Mountain" and in August Tramp released the radio single and music video "Give It All You Got", the video was filmed and edited in Copenhagen, both tracks are from his upcoming new album "Nomad".
    More Details Hide Details The new album Nomad was released August 28, 2015 on Target Records. The album charted at Denmark's official top 40 hitlist albums' at number 21. In the spirit of the album, Mike Tramp with special guests – “Lucer” embarks on a massive European tour in the late summer taking them to Denmark, Germany, Sweden, England, Netherlands, Belgium, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, France and Switzerland. The tour ended at the night on fire festival in Karlsruhe.
    In March 2015, Mike Tramp has confirmed he’s at work on the follow-up to 2014 album "Museum".
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    In February, 2015, Mike Tramp played two concerts in Russia for the first time ever.
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    In February, 2015, Mike Tramp signed a new worldwide album deal with Target Records.
    More Details Hide Details Tramp's new album will be released in August. Tramp also confirmed that there would be no more White Lion.
  • 2014
    Age 53
    On August 22, 2014, Mike Tramp will start his extensive European tour playing shows in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the UK.
    More Details Hide Details The last concert of the European tour was at the Bremen Theater in Copenhagen which was a trio show.
    The new album "Museum" was released on August 18, 2014 and follows the musical steps of his last album "Cobblestone Street".
    More Details Hide Details The new album charted at Denmark's official top 40 hitlist albums' at number 3. The song "Freedom" was released as the second single of the album. Tramp gave four release concerts at the Zeppelin Bar, Café and Venue in Copenhagen. The four concerts took place on 14–17 August. All the concerts were completely sold out. Tramp delivered outstanding performances with special themes and different set list every night to a dedicated crowd.
    In June, 2014 Mike Tramp released a new single "Trust In Yourself" featuring a music video directed by his son Dylan.
    More Details Hide Details The song is the first single from his upcoming new solo album "Museum".
    Mike Tramp has announced his return to the USA for the spring of 2014.
    More Details Hide Details The tour started on March 19 in Hollywood, California at the legendary Whisky A Go Go and continued into May. The tour also included an extended stay on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise 2014 in front of a big crowd.
  • 2013
    Age 52
    To wrap up 2013 Tramp released the Christmas single "The Way It Was Before" which is a more serious track compared to most other festive songs.
    More Details Hide Details The single which is also inspired by events from 9/11 was released in Europe via Target Records on November 11.
    Mike Tramp did a U.S. tour and his first ever acoustic tour of the USA in the summer 2013.
    More Details Hide Details While promoting his solo album Tramp announced in several interviews that there would no longer be a White Lion of any kind, including the new White Lion or any possible reunions.
    In March 2013, Mike Tramp supported Beth Hart for several concerts in France.
    More Details Hide Details To support his new album "Cobblestone street", Mike started a solo show tour in Europe, including France, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Turkey and the UK. The tour ended at "Le forum" in Vaureal.
  • 2012
    Age 51
    In 2012, Mike Tramp started recording a new solo album. "Cobblestone Street" was released on April 8, 2013 on Targets Records following a successful acoustic tour of Europe in autumn 2012.
    More Details Hide Details During this tour, Tramp traveled across Europe playing 40 shows, while driving and doing everything by himself. The album charted at Denmark's official top 40 hitlist albums' at number 21 and features the first single "New Day" which was released on February 18, 2013. The track "Revolution" was released as the second single for the album.
  • FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 50
    In April 2011, Tramp released the solo album Stand Your Ground featuring the singles "Distance" and "Hyme to Ronnie", a tribute song to former Heaven & Hell and Black Sabbath vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who died on May 16, 2010 after a six-month-long battle with stomach cancer.
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  • 2009
    Age 48
    In October 2009, Mike Tramp released a new solo studio album titled Mike Tramp & The Rock 'N' Roll Circuz which was also now the name of his solo band.
    More Details Hide Details The album hit the IFPI, Denmark's official top 40 hitlist albums' at number 16 on November 13, 2010. The album features the singles "All Of My Life" and "Come On" which also features a music video.
  • 2006
    Age 45
    In 2006 Tramp's White Lion toured Europe in November and December with British band Crimes of Passion.
    More Details Hide Details In 2007 a White Lion compilation The Definitive Rock Collection was released and the band was set for a summer tour with Poison and Ratt only to be dropped by the tour promoter after ex-White Lion guitarist Vito Bratta threatened to take legal action over the band name. Eventually Tramp was able to use the original band name again. White Lion recorded a new studio album called Return of the Pride, which was released on March 14, 2008. The band was now once again simply known as White Lion.
  • 2004
    Age 43
    In 2004 Tramp released the solo album "Songs I Left Behind".
    More Details Hide Details Tramp also reformed White Lion with a new line up under the name "Tramp's White Lion" (aka White Lion II) due to legal issues with former members. The band played and re-recorded White Lion songs touring and releasing a box set titled "The Bootleg Series" in 2004 and a double-live CD entitled Rocking the USA in 2005.
  • 2003
    Age 42
    Also in 2003, Tramp released the double disc live album Rock 'N' Roll Alive, which features Tramp performing live versions of songs from White Lion, Freak of Nature, and his solo albums.
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    In 2003, Tramp followed-up with his third album, More to Life Than This, which Tramp once again produced himself but relied on producer/engineer Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica) to engineer and mix the sessions in his very own Sweet Silence Studios.
    More Details Hide Details The album's title track, "More to Life Than This", and "Don't Want to Say Good Night" were both released as singles. A music video made in Australia was released for the song "Lay Down My Life For You".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1998
    Age 37
    Following Freak of Nature, Tramp began a solo career, releasing his debut album as a solo artist in 1998 titled Capricorn.
    More Details Hide Details The album featured former Freak of Nature bandmates, guitarist Kenny Korade and bass player Jerry Best. Former White Lion bass guitarist James LoMenzo performed backing vocals on the album. The song "Better Off" was released as Tramp's debut solo single and features his first solo music video. The album also features the singles "Already Gone", "If I Live Tomorrow", and "Take a Little Time". It would be five years before Tramp returned to the studio to record his follow-up album, Recovering the Wasted Years, during which time he would move to Australia, with the aim of raising his son away from the rigors of big city life and to plan his next career move. Recovering the Wasted Years was released in 2002 and featured the singles "Living a Lie" and "Endless Highway" both featuring live music videos.
  • 1997
    Age 36
    And he says the material will be solid classic rock, more akin to 1997 debut Capricorn, without the acoustic elements that featured in his recent output.
    More Details Hide Details He’s working with long-time producer, engineer and guitarist Soren Andersen, their Rock’n’Roll Circus drummer Morten Hellborn, keyboardist Morten Buchholz and bassist Jesper Haugaard. The album will be out on August. After the highly successful USA tour earlier in 2014, Mike Tramp delivered another very intmate acoustic solo tour across the USA in 2015 and for the first time steering into CANADA as well. Mike Tramp played on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise and the Monsters Of Rock Hangover Cruise.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1983
    Age 22
    Tramp met Vito Bratta and formed White Lion in 1983; the band became very successful in the mid 80's to early 90's. White Lion released their debut album, Fight to Survive, in 1985.
    More Details Hide Details The band achieved success with their #8 hit "Wait" and #3 hit "When the Children Cry" from their second album, the triple-platinum selling, Pride. The band enjoyed continued success with their third album, Big Game, which achieved gold status, and their fourth album, Mane Attraction, which included a supporting tour. White Lion disbanded in 1992; their first compilation album, The Best of White Lion, was released not long after. After White Lion, Tramp went on to form the Hard rock band Freak of Nature. The follow-up was significantly darker and harder than White Lion. The band released three albums between 1993 and 1998: Freak of Nature, Gathering of Freaks, and Outcasts. The band shared stages with Helloween and Dio in Europe in 1993. Freak of Nature eventually disbanded in 1996.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1981
    Age 20
    Later, Mabel moved to Spain and became Studs, releasing a debut self-titled album in 1981 and then moved to New York City and became Danish Lions in 1982.
    More Details Hide Details After recording demos, the band returned home to Denmark, however, Tramp decided to remain in America.
  • 1976
    Age 15
    In 1976, Trempenau, now known professionally as Tramp, joined the pop band Mabel as the lead singer.
    More Details Hide Details Mabel released five studio albums and were very popular in Denmark and Spain, with Mike receiving "teen idol" status. In 1978, Mabel won the Danish Song Contest with the song Boom Boom and represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest that same year.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1961
    Age 0
    Born on January 14, 1961.
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