Golf-Mike (กอล์ฟ-ไมค์) is a Thai sibling pop duo. (In Japan they are known as GOLF&MIKE)
Golf (Pichaya Nitipaisalkul/พิชญะ นิธิไพศาลกุล)
Birthdate : 20 February 1987
Mike (Pirath Nitipaisalkul/พิรัชต์ นิธิไพศาลกุล)
Birthdate: 19 December 1989
Golf & Mike were recruited into the G-Junior project by GMM Grammy, Thailand's biggest entertainment company in 2002. The brothers were trained in singing, dancing, acting, and some other classes for 4 years before finally debuting as artists in November 2005 in their self-titled album, "Golf-Mike". The album contains several hits including Bounce, Ruang Lek Kaung Tur, Ta Lok Dee, Yah Len Bab Nee & Epilogue.
In February 2006, Golf-Mike won their first ever award from the Seed Awards 2006 for "Seed Most Popular Artist of the Year". In March, they were able to hold their first solo concert, "Golf-Mike Let's Bounce Concert" at Thunder Dome with an audience of 5,000 people.
In June 2006, Golf-Mike was awarded "Best Breakthrough Artist" from the Channel [V] Thailand Music Video Awards 2006. Later that month, they showed up in Japan forming Johnny's Entertainment's first ever international unit, Kitty GYM along with popular J-pop figure, Tomohisa Yamashita. "GYM", stands for Golf, Yamashita and Mike, respectively with "Kitty" standing for the backup dancers. They released one single, "Fever To Future" as an official supporter of the Women's Volleyball World Grandprix. The single ranked #1 on the Oricon charts.
At the end of August, Golf and Mike teamed up with other G-Junior boys including Chin, Guy, Happy, Madiow, J, Nut, Ken, and Ice as a group called "G-JR" (read as G-J-R) releasing an album, "10 Club".
On October 7, G-JR held a concert again called "The Show Must Go On Concert By Golf-Mike & Friends" at Impact Arena. At the end of the month, G-JR managed to win a Virgin Hitz Awards 2006 for "Popular Vote New Band".
After finishing the promotion for their 10Club album, Golf and Mike got back to the studio and started working on their next album. By the end of 2006, Golf-Mike decided to release a special album "365 Days With Golf-Mike" instead of their unready 2nd album. This special album included a hit song, "Kaub Khun Young Noi Pai".
They promoted the special album and worked in the studio for the 2nd album until March 8, 2007 until their 2nd album, "One By One", became ready to launch. The first MV, "Fight For You" took them 3 whole days to practice for Free-Running. On March 13, Golf-Mike was voted by Thailand's Entertainment Reporter Association in the Star Entertainment Awards 2007 as the "Best Group".
In June 2007 they released their first Japanese debut single, "Nippon Ai Ni Ikuyo". Two months later they released their debut album "RIN".
In September 2007 GOLF&MIKE released a Korean version of their "One By One" album under SM Entertainment. It contains two bonus tracks sung in Korean.
Both Golf and Mike have taken the leading roles in a Thai series called "Ubat Ruk Kaam Kaub Fah" (อุบัติรักข้ามขอบฟ้า) that is currently being broadcasted on Modern 9 TV in Thailand. This series, or lakorn, is directed and screen-written by Ping Lampraplerng.
Golf and Mike have their very own clothing range, which appears in popular shopping areas such as Siam Square in Thailand.
They are currently studying at Mahidol University.