Michael John Burkett, more commonly known as Fat Mike, is the lead singer and bassist of the popular punk band NOFX, as well as bass player for Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. As Misfit Mike he played in a band called False Alarm before founding NOFX in 1983 with Erik Sandin and Eric Melvin. In 1990, he founded Fat Wreck Chords, which has become a very successful independent label. He's also the owner of Motor Studios in San Francisco, California. Mike and wife of 14 years Erin have one child, daughter Darla.