In 1990, Mic formed the MaryJanes with bass player Karl Odlum, guitarist, Simon Good and Steven Hogan on drums. The MaryJanes finally split in 1999 and Mic embarked on a three-month solo tour of Victoria, Australia.
He also began working on his first solo album, but tragically died before completing it. While in Amsterdam, on tour with The Waterboys, was critically injured in an accident and died on 29 December 2001 after two weeks on life support. However, Mic's sister and friends worked on the album after his death, releasing it one year later.