is an American singer-songwriter and frontman for various bands, many of them Christian
. He has released some 35 albums, including solo albums and with bands such as LSU
Knott's music has sometimes been controversial in Christian circles, particularly due to profanity
in the song "Rocket and a Bomb" (from the self-titled release of his former band Aunt Bettys
) and original artwork in that album of Jesus Christ
as a bartender.
Knott explained some of his views in an with HM Magazine
, saying, "Basically, I'm a human being and I believe in Christ, period. It doesn't make my life rosy, it doesn't make my life terrible, it doesn't do anything with that. I know Christ."
Michael Knott is also a painter, frequently signing his works under the name 'Gerard.' His artwork has been used for cover art on many of his own releases as well as releases by The Choir
, Charity Empressa
, and others.
Michael Knott was the founder of the now defunct independent record label
, Blonde Vinyl Records
Knott has participated in and/or formed many bands, including:
- The Lifesavors or Lifesavers
- L.S.U. aka Lifesavers Underground
- Bomb Bay Babies
- Idle Lovell
- Michael Moret
- Aunt Bettys
- Strung Gurus
- Struck Last May
- The Hightops