David Ireland and Mike Kuykendall met in 1991.
Mike was raised in Kansas and left home in 1970 when he was 16. He joined the Navy and became a Navy Seal. He has memories of competing in the Battle of the Bands on warships in Vietnam. After his service he then went to school and became a systems analysis working at companies all over America. He started playing guitar at 13, and was taught by his father with his father’s guitar. That is the same guitar that Mike and David started Creekside with.
David Ireland was raised in Willow Glen in San Jose, California. He was influenced by his musician brother at 13 years old. He would go see his then 15 year old brother play live at Willow Street Park. “What a rush” he said.
At 13, David went down to Stevens Music in downtown Willow Glen to take guitar lessons and he didn’t go back after the first lesson because the instructor wouldn’t allow him to strum an electric guitar. The instructor told David, you can't even touch the electric, and that he had to use the acoustic first. Stubborn David never went back. It wasn’t until he was thirty-three, when the chance of a lifetime unfolded. David met Mike in a mobile home park in East Palo Alto named Creekside in 1991. Mike came over one day with his father’s guitar and started strumming. The rest isn’t just history, it's also the future!
Creekside has written over 100 rock songs, with some collaboration from other artists. They spend a lot of time adding to their collection of songs.
They don’t play live because, well to be truthful, the road is a real hard place to be; ask any artist. It also costs A LOT of time and money. They’d rather just spend time creating more internet fans and producing rock songs for anyone that wants to jump on their train.
Creekside Mp3s can be found at iTunes, Amazon, CDbaby, Napster, Emusic , Rhapsody and Verizon.