Mime Game
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Mime Game

Kansas City, KS | Established. Jan 01, 2006 | INDIE

Kansas City, KS | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2006
Band Alternative Rock


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"Mime Game - Profile"

The guys from Mime Game just released a music video for their latest single, “Do You.” If you enjoy rock/alternative, then give these Kansas, MO boys a listen. They currently have a contest going on to win a copy of their latest EP, Do Your Work. If you want to be one of the five winners, be sure to check out all of the details for the contest below. You can regram from our Instagram here.

Current Single
“Do You”

Dillon DeVoe – Singer // Guitarist // Lyricist
Dalton Gomez – Lead Guitarist
Chris Bradley – Bassist
Duncan Burnett – Drummer

How did you form?
[Excerpt from bio] Singer, guitarist and lyricist Dillon DeVoe created Mime Game as a side project in 2007 while still fronting the alt-rock act Josephine Collective, then on the Warner Brothers label. What started as a solo project, personal exploration and sort of musical “home birth” for DeVoe, Mime Game has grown to an inspired, energy-packed four-man troupe of musicians producing keep-it-real, folk-tinged, soulful alternative rock inspired by both 90s and 00s alt-rock bands and by a desire to create music with depth – on multiple levels. In forming Mime Game, DeVoe assembled a group of musicians who like to say they are brothers from different mothers, independently and collectively committed to making music from the soul that also rocks every house they play. Home-grown in Kansas, the band spent much of 2012 in Atlanta where they picked up lead guitarist Dalton Gomez. Chris Bradley (bass) and Duncan Burnett (drums) came on board when the group returned to Kansas in 2013.

[DeVoe] We were all wayward souls who knew we had to find our own world or make it ourselves. We decided on the latter once we all finally met. The course of our journey has been rocky and it has been long. When I was signed to Warner Bros., I started Mime Game as a way to cope with the inevitable demise of our band (Josephine Collective). I knew that we weren’t built to last. Nothing more than a minor cult success, I learned quickly that I was right when the band broke up pre-maturely just two years after signing. By this time Mime Game had become a passion of mine instead of a side project. I went to L.A. in 2009 to record our first EP with two friends who are no longer involved in the project. An estimated three copies still exist, and I have one of them. Upon moving to San Francisco in 2010 and later Denver, CO in 2011, I had alarm bells going off inside my head that my treasure would be found elsewhere. Something kept drawing me back to Kansas and it would be there that I would find my band. I was sleeping on the couch of now lead guitarist Dalton Gomez in a house that was built off of a sort of multi-media driven co-op idea in which everyone would be a part of the ultimate creation of a brand of culture in Kansas City. I would say we did it, but after a tragic shooting at a house show we were throwing that left one paralyzed, we decided to pack up and move onto better things. Queue Dalton and I’s move to Atlanta. I only tell you this for the amount of bonding I’d like to express that happened before we were really and truly a band. We found nothing in Atlanta for our music to sink its heels into and get a grip. It was not until Dalton also felt the pull and the allure of our fair city calling us back that all the doors opened. Upon arriving, we found a bassist of the caliber I had only dreamed. After about 8 months of shows, our fill-in drummer had to gracefully bow out (we love you Nick!) and that’s when we found Duncan. With about a week’s worth of practice, we were already playing shows that would have people talking and coming back for more. We had found our rhythm. It’s somewhat of a long and convoluted story with a lot of twists and turns, and this isn’t even the half of it, but I will attest that if you listen to your heartbeat and your soul’s rhythm, the pieces will eventually fall into place.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?
Completing our first tour, spanning about 38 days and roughly 30 shows, was one of the greatest trials of our young line up. We set out on tour within a couple of months of Duncan Burnett (Drums) joining the band, and Chris Bradley (Bass) had joined not six months before him. Any musician will tell you that touring is one of hardest parts of being a young band, emotionally, monetarily and physically. Touring will make or break you and your relationships within the band. We soon found out though that performing came naturally and we became stronger and more organized than ever. Some of the defining details of this journey: stupid fights and drunken nights and members disappearances; lost equipment, transportation issues, clashes with promoters and shitty politics, running out of money (several times), reconnecting with old friends, meeting a lot of new friends and great connections, playing an incredible show in Harlem that found us taking long drinks of Jameson with possible mob connections, convincing a man in a New Orleans strip club to spend his money on our EP instead of a lap-dance, ATX (enough said), and then driving back home and knowing that we did it. Although we are on the eve of our first video release and already rolling with the release of our sophomore EP, Do Your Work, tour is the moment that defined us as a band and without it, none of the things we are about to do would have been possible.

Why should people listen to you? What makes your music different?
Our band is an amalgam of the powers that be around our local scene. We are not pariah, yet we are not lavishly popular. We are the musicians that honed our craft instead of our “act.” We won’t schmooze with you unless we like you…genuinely; We love you if we do though. There are some seasoned jazz musicians hiding in our midst. Driven by the mind of a poet, both our trajectory and our lyrics reflect the artistic expression that only a live and growing lotus flower is capable of. We are hiding in the shadows and we are awaiting your presence. We are watching behind the scenes to make sure that when we bring you our music, it is something that you both want and never knew that you were afraid of. But that’s not to say that we want to scare you. We only want to set you free.

Check out Mime Game on their social networks!
Website // Facebook // Twitter // SoundCloud // YouTube // BandCamp

5 lucky winners will have the opportunity to win a copy of Mime Game’s most recent EP, Do Your Work. Check out the official rules below.

1. Head over to our Instagram here
2. Regram the Mime Game contest graphic on our profile
3. You MUST use the hashtag #highlightmimegame so we can see your post
4. You may regram this graphic as many times as you want until Sunday 2/9
5. We will pick 5 winners on Monday, 2/10! - Highlight Magazine

"Exclusive: Mime Game Premiere "Do You" Music Video"

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Do You," the new music video by Mime Game.

The song is from the alt-rockers' latest EP, Do Your Work, which was released October 1, 2013.

The EP was recorded in Los Angeles with Rick Parker (Dandy Warhols, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Jewel, Sugar Cult) and partially recorded at Scott Weiland's (Stone Temple Pilots) studio.

Singer, guitarist and lyricist Dillon DeVoe created Mime Game as a side project in 2007 while still fronting the alt-rock act Josephine Collective, then signed to the Warner Brothers label. The band, which was home-grown in Kansas, also features Dalton Gomez (lead guitar), Chris Bradley (bass) and Duncan Burnett (drums).

Do Your Work showcases insightful lyrics, strong rhythms, meaty bass lines and technical leads. You can check out the band at their official website and Facebook page. - Guitar World


Still working on that hot first release.



Mime Game has always been about the creative mind on a quest of discovery. Originally conceived as a side project by Dillon DeVoe in the midst of his run with former band, Josephine Collective, Mime Game has proven to be a fertile songwriting machine. DeVoe, after years of experimental lineup changes, found the ideal fellow musicians who prove to be most efficient and prolific in their craft to bring Mime Game to the world today.

Since being signed to Warner Bros. just a day after turning 18, DeVoe has toured coast-to-coast with national acts, worked with top-flight producers, explored music with new collaborators, experimented with the idea of “home” (Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Kansas City) and become a father. In the process, he developed the muscular, genre-spanning songwriting ability that now fuels Mime Game.

Seven years after its quiet birth, Mime Game can pull from a large body of work and is prepping to turn it loose. 

Hear that essence in their music, listen loud, and decide for yourself.

Band Members