Michael James “Mikey” Way is an American musician and is best known as the bassist of the rock band My Chemical Romance until their split in 2013. Mikey Way was born September 10, 1980, to Donna Lee Way (née Rush) and Donald Way and is of Scottish and Italian ancestry. He was raised in Belleville, New Jersey alongside his brother Gerard Way. He is also the multi-instrumentalist and backing vocalist of rock duo Electric Century.
Way joined American rock band My Chemical Romance in 2001 as their bassist and suggested the band’s name after he read the book Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance. When Way joined the band, he had to improve his bass skills in less than a week.
For over a year after the break up of My Chemical Romance, Way remained without a band until he formed Electric Century with Sleep Station vocalist David Debiak. The duo released their first song “I Lied” in February 2014. The same month, Electric Century was included in Alternative Press‘s “100 Bands You Need To Know” list. The magazine mentioned that “I Lied” “forges an alloy of decades-proven electronic pop” comparing it to the fun. and Twenty One Pilots.