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Mike Campese (Born April 2, in Upstate, New York is an American Guitarist, Composer. Mike was a member of the multi-platinum group, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra.[1][2] Campese was picked over several guitarists in 2004 during the bands 4th CD, The Lost Christmas Eve and received a gold record for his work.[3][4][5] In 2008 Mike released his own rock Christmas Cd, "The Meaning of Christmas" and has been well received.[6] Campese is a honors graduate from the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California and is a graduate of Shaker High School.[7]


Campese appeared on the Jason Becker tribute CD "Warmth In The Wilderness", which has been released internationally on the Lion Music record label [8][9] [10] and his music was featured in a Lions Gate movie, "Vampire Assassins".[11] Mike has been featured in national magazines such as Guitar One, Guitar World [12] and Guitar Player and is a Columnist for these publications[13][14] Mike also writes many online guitar columns on sites such as Guitar Nine,[15] Premier Guitar and Shred Academy [16] Mike has released 8 solo CD's under his name, his second album "Full Circle" was featured on National Public Radio (NPR) stations across the country and was on regular rotation.[17][18][19]


Mike continues to tour with his trio and as a solo artist and has opened and performed with many national acts such as The B-52's the Spin Doctors, KC and The Sunshine Band, Dokken, Sebastian Bach, Lou Reed, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker, the members of Yes and Asia, Kip Winger and many more.[20] Campese was a performer at the Max's Kansas City benefit in 2002 and shared the stage with members of the Bob Dylan band and The Smithereens.[21][22] Mike performed on the Cruefest 2 tour, which featured Motley Crue, Godsmack, Drowning Pool, Theory of a Deadman, Rev Theory and more.[23]


Mike's trio was featured on Fox 23, WXXA-TV and Sound Visions which aired across the country.[24][25] Currently, Mike has been performing at the largest trade show in the world, the winter NAMM Show.[26][27] Campese is a versatile musician, he describes his style as Rock Fusion and writes vocal and instrumental arrangements, electric and acoustic.



ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/music/artist/bio/0,,2878798,00.html#bio Mike Campese Bio at Artistdirect
  2. http://mikecampese.com/bio/body_bio.html "Bio, Resume of Mike Campese".
  3. http://mikecampese.com/media/displayimage.php?album=20&pos=0
  4. http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Mike-Campese Mike Campese at Nationmaster
  5. Guitar Nine Records Review
  6. http://www.hmpmag.pl/dovmag/index.php?m=080105 "The Meaning Of Christmas" review in Poland] Retrieved on March 2008
  7. http://www.last.fm/music/Mike+Campese Mike Campese on Last.fm
  8. http://tinfoilmusic.net/guitar-gods/1070-guitar-gods-jason-becker
  9. http://www.lionmusic.com/jasonbecker/jasonbecker.htm
  10. http://www.lionmusic.com/jasonbecker/songs.htm
  11. http://www.broadalbin.org/arts/mike.php "The First Presbyterian Church Of Broadalbin", Mike Campese feature Retrieved on March 2008
  12. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BEuW6DOjfU
  13. http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/sessions/Jan-00/5062
  14. http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/supernatural-blues-scale/jun-06/21068>
  15. http://www.guitar9.com/columnist553.html
  16. http://www.shredacademy.com/artists/m_campese.htm
  17. http://mikecampese.com/news/body_news.html
  18. http://www.indieguitarists.com/mikecampesebio.htm Retrieved on March 2008
  19. http://en.allexperts.com/e/m/mi/mike_campese.htm
  20. http://www.boosweet.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=BOO&Category_Code=Campese
  21. https://www.maxskansascity.org/benefit2002.php
  22. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dQB0bW6FmA
  23. http://blog.timesunion.com/reviews/cruefest-2-spac-90109/1329/
  24. http://mikecampese.com/bio/body_bio.html
  25. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vjnVpahscU
  26. http://www.mikecampese.com/media/thumbnails.php?album=15
  27. http://truthinshredding.blogspot.com/2006/07/mike-campese-high-above-clouds.html Retrieved on March 2008


Discography Edit

Solo AlbumsEdit

  • Total Freedom digitally remasterd (2001)
  • Full Circle (2000)
  • Vibe (2003)
  • The New (2005)
  • Hidden Treasures (2006)
  • The Meaning of Christmas (2008       
  • Electric City (2010)
  • Chameleon (2013)

Other Projects Edit

  • Mr Strange "All This Time"
  • Mr Strange "Hey The World"
  • Jeckyl and Hyde Jeckyl and Hyde


TV and Movie Edit


Other AppearancesEdit

  • Nationwide Compilation by Rodell R (1995)
  • Warmth in the Wilderness Jason Becker Tribute (Lion Music) (2001)


External links Edit

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