Chris Mike (Candyrat Records/JamTrackCentral artist) is a guitar player, as well as a session and touring musician. He performs around 150 concerts a year and has toured over Europe, North America, and Australia.
In September of 2013, Chris released his first instrumental guitar album through Candyrat Records. "Not Just Lipstick on a Pig" has received immensely positive reviews and has appeared in a number of top music sources including Guitar World, Premier Guitar, Guitar Italy, Metal Hammer, and Rock Hard.
“The album delivers a blend of modern composition along with soulful melodies, groove, and highly demanding technical solos.”
“The track ‘For Jason’, which appears on Mike's new instrumental album is a tribute to Jason Becker. Best of all, Becker has heard the track and seen the clip — and he approves! “Wow, this is absolutely fantastic," Becker said. "I love it and am honored he did it for me. It is so clean and creative. He is great!”
His 2014 cover of Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven” followed in the success of his first solo record. Both the album and the video were critically praised in the form of countless views and shares, not to mention the expansion of Chris’s fanbase.
“Chris Mike has recorded—and created a music video for—his instrumental, shred-tastic cover of Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven". He has raised the bar really high and he is letting us wondering where he’ll go next.”
“Guitarist Chris Mike made a version of Bruno Mars ‘Locked Out of Heaven’ that is just so tastefully written and perfectly executed that not sharing it with you would just be flat out stupid.”
On September 2015 Chris releases through Candyrat Records, an instrumental cover of Muse’s “Dead Inside”.
His latest single/video release on April 2017 it's a one-man solo electric guitar performance of "Bohemian Rhapsody" by QUEEN.
“It turns out "Bohemian Rhapsody" is the perfect vehicle for Mike's "Jeff Beck meets Steve Vai" playing style”
Chris is also a member of JamTrackCentral artist roster, among some of the best guitar players worldwide. In September of 2015, he released his first Licks Package though JamTrackCentral, named 20 Innovative Melodic Rock Licks. (https://jamtrackcentral.com/store/artist/chris-mike/)
He is also a member of Parthian Shot, a progressive metal band, of which he holds the lead guitarist/composer/producer roles.
Chris is currently dividing his time between recording new music for JTC and his second solo album -- the latter of which is expected to be released by Candyrat in late 2019.
Chris endorses Ernie Ball Music Man, Victory Amps, Elixir Strings, Crazy Tube Circuits, and Richter Straps.