Mike Miller is a native of Spartanburg, SC and has lived here most of his life. He attended Spartanburg High School and graduated from Furman University. He has been active in many local civic and cultural organizations over the years and is a very active musician, performing with the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble, Sparkle City Brass Quintet, and Spartanburg Community Band, in addition to being a regular in the pit at the Spartanburg Little Theatre. In addition to music, Mike is an avid mountain biker. After several years of dabbling in audio and video production, he created the GO Spartanburg podcast in 2022. Not satisfied with having just one obscure podcast, he created the Strike Up The Band podcast in January of 2023.