Michael Aston, born August 22, 1957, is the founder and current leader of the U.S. version of Gene Loves Jezebel. In 1989 Michael left Gene Loves Jezebel due to his unhappiness with the direction of the band and strained relations with his twin brother, Jay. Moving to California, Michael started The Immigrants which eventually became Edith Grove. Edith Grove released its debut album to rave reviews and Michael eventually decided to tone things down a bit. He wrote and released his first solo album, Why Me Why This Why Now?. Michael rejoined Gene Loves Jezebel instead of writing and recording a new Edith Grove album; the band's debut album was its only album.