Chris Mike is a guitar player, as well as a session and touring musician. He performs around 100 concerts a year and has toured over Europe, North America and Australia.
In September of 2013, Chris released his first solo 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.' - Premier Guitar '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!' - Guitar World 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.' - Guitar World '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.' - Metal Injection Chris endorses and uses Chapman Guitars, a UK based company owned by the great Rob Chapman, Gravity picks, Kemper amps and Ernieball strings. He is also a member of Parthian Shot, a progressive metal band, of which he is the lead guitarist, composer, and producer. Chris is currently dividing his time between recording the new Parthian Shot full-length album and his second solo album -- the latter of which is expected to be released by Candyrat in mid 2016.