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Mikell’s Plot celebrates 20th anniversary

Mikell’s Plot, a seven-piece mix of punk rock, blues, hard rock and heavy metal, based out of Sayreville, will celebrate their 20th anniversary at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch on Nov. 3.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online for $10 at www.ticketweb.com, or at the door for $12.

Mikell’s Plot is comprised of lead vocalist Michael O’Connor of Sayreville, bassist Andrew Edick of Old Bridge, drummer Eddie Piotrowski of Edison, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Pete Mongiello of Springfield, guitarist and backing vocalist George Rivera of Jersey City, saxophonist Doug DeRienzo of South Orange, and keyboardist and backing vocalist John Mulrenan of Howell.

The band formed in Sayreville in 1998 while O’Connor was working for Rivera at logistics services company Nippon Express. After listening to a demo tape that O’Connor made, Rivera suggested that he put a band together. Mikell’s Plot has since performed for nearly the past 20 years, while also facing struggles, notably Rivera’s battle with bone cancer.

Nevertheless, Mikell’s Plot continues to play together and hold live performances for audiences as members reach their milestone of two decades of music.

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