Guitar Mikey Tickets
Guitar Mikey is a Canadian guitar player and a powerhouse of talent. In the last couple of decades Mikey has proven that he is surely one of the best players in the blues and jazz genres. His latest album came out in 2012 which featured some big names of jazz music. If you love jazz or blues then you will love this artist, one good thing is that now reasonable deals are available so book Guitar Mikey tickets and enjoy.
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Guitar Mikey hails from Canada and his birth name is Mike McMillan. He was into music from a very early age. While he was just a seven year old boy he had decided to take up electric guitar as his prime instrument. When he turned eleven he formed his own rock & roll and blues band by the name of The Young Canadian Blues Band. This was a three member group with which Mikey gave several live performances on local TV channel. The band used to play classics from the 50’s decades. Mikey was a big fan of legendary blues and rock guitar player Muddy Waters, so he went to attend a concert of his and at the end of the show Mikey’s father found him actually standing and talking with Waters backstage.
At the age of twelve, he formed another band which he named Phoenix, this was mainly a rock band performing at local school events. His real love was not for rock but for blues and jazz. In the year 1980 this amazing artist finally decided to pursue his love for blues and formed a group called The Steel City Blues Band. Interestingly Mikey was not just the lead guitarist of this bad but also the lead vocalist singing in the voice of acclaimed blues singer and his ideal Johnny Winter.
Mikey is surely among the very few lucky artists who were praised by iconic blues singer Paul Butterfield. Paul once commented that “Guitar Mikey is one of the best players that I have heard”. Mikey also has the honor of performing on stage with other legendary musicians such as blues guitarist Buddy Guy, blues harmonica player Billy Branch, blues singer and guitarist Otis Rush and electric blues singer and lyricist Carl Weathersby. As a guitarist Mikey cites bands like Deep Purple and The Neville Brothers, pioneer of hard rock music Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters and Paul Butterfield as his major influences. He uses a Fender custom made guitar along with his signature pick and always prefers playing with Fuchs guitar amps. For quite a few years he was under an exclusive recording contract with the label A& M Records.
Mikey has released his latest studio album last year. This was titled Out of the Box, it was the first album by him after a gap of two decades. In this album he has not just limited himself to blues and jazz but also incorporated different elements of American root music. The album can be termed as one of the best efforts by this gifted artist. A clear proof of this is that Out of the Box managed to enter the Canadian Blues Charts at #1 and also landed at #12 on American Blues charts. It has also managed to chart in other countries such as Italy, Greece, Belgium, Australia and France. The album featured star musicians like keyboard player Peter Nunn, singer Nellie Tiger Travis, drummer Lee Williams, bassist Terry Williams, guitarist Bob Margolin and Billy Gibson on Harmonica.
Guitar Mikey can be easily spotted on stage while he is playing his signature Fender Telecaster guitar with blue gator color and a white scratch plate. Mikey will be playing some hit numbers from his debut studio album Caught Between the Squeeze so don’t miss. It will definitely be a joy to watch Mikey perform live, so you better hurry and get cheap Guitar Mikey tickets as limited deals are left.
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