Sydney born Mick has been playing and performing on guitar and singing for
more than Four Decades and has written 500 songs as well as amassing 1000’s of covers.
Mick’s original vocal/guitar style has influences from Folk, Blues, Rock and Metal Music.
He has recorded and performed many times over the years…..
1982 performed with ‘Venom’ a Sydney based Metal band booked by the Harbour Agency.
1983 performed and recorded with ‘The Scope’
1986 performed with ‘Hott Foxx’ a Western Sydney based Metal band.
1986 recorded 3 songs on ‘Australia’s Newest Bands’ EP produced by Lonnie Lee /Starlite Records
‘Illusions’ – Recorded on ‘Australia’s Newest Bands’ LP in 1986. (yes on vinyl!)
1987 – 1988 performed, toured and sang in ‘The Bowie Show’ a David Bowie concept band booked by Premier Entertainment in Sydney.
Ziggy Stardust The Bowie Show Live Recording 1987
The Jean Genie The Bowie Show Live Recording 1988
1990 performed and toured with ‘The Hype’ covers and originals band booked by Australian Variety Artists (a division of the Harbour Agency)
‘Beats Apart’ – Recorded ‘live’ in 1992 (Quality not so good)
1994 – performed in local Northern Beaches band ‘Aura’
‘Slave to the System’ – Demo Recorded ‘live’ in 1994.
1996 – performed in local Northern Beaches band ‘Savage Mood Swing’
‘Ocean’ – Demo Tape Recorded in 1996. (At Evil Johns Recording Studio in Brookvale)
1995 – 1996 Hosted a local Talent competition ‘Soundwaves Songwriters’ on the Northern Beaches
which paved the way for venues like Manly Fisho’s to present local original performers and bands.
1998 – 2002 performed and recorded in ‘The Treasure Tree’ band which released the ‘Spinoff” CD in 2000 plus appeared on 5 Northern Beaches compilation CD’s.
‘Blitzkrieg’ Video Clip The Treasure Tree 1999
‘Kontrolle’ – Recorded on ‘Spinoff’ CD in 2000.
‘Ivan the Engine Driver’ – Recorded on ‘Spinoff’ CD in 2000.
‘Judas Wept’ – Recorded on ‘Runes’ CD in 2002.
2003 – 2007 Mick performed in his ‘Trio’ and released ‘Arctic’ CD in 2004
‘Rise Up’ – Recorded on ‘Arctic’ CD in 2004.
2007 – 2010 Mick released ‘Tribal Spirit’ CD in 2007 and performed solo playing in various venues in Sydney.
‘Burnin’ X’ – Recorded on ‘Tribal Spirit’ CD in 2007.
‘Feel’ – Recorded on ‘Tribal Spirit’ CD in 2007.
2003 – 2010 Mick had been involved with the annual ‘Northern Beaches Folk Festival’ as well as performing every year at the festival.
2009 – Mick appeared on the ‘Angels beyond the Abyss’ Double CD featuring the ‘Vietnam Veterans Soul Choir’ and ‘Little Pattie‘ which was released nationally in ABC stores.
‘Old Benny & the Girl With Crimson Hair’ – ‘Angels beyond the Abyss’ Double CD in 2009
2011 – 2013 Mick performed in ‘The Rock Brothers‘ Duo in many local venues in Sydney.
‘The Rock Brothers’ Duo – Performing Led Zeppelins ‘Black Dog’
Mick has also hosted a local Music/News Radio show at Radio Northern Beaches from 2013 to 2015.
2016 – 2023 Mick now teaches the art of songwriting and guitar playing to a growing and eager group of new up and coming talent on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and beyond. He was also resident guitar, Bass and Ukulele teacher at the former ‘Music Shed‘ in Manly, Sydney.
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Mick has performed 1,000’s of gigs over the years at many Functions, Hotels, Clubs and Parties including…..
Albion Hotel Parramatta, Annandale Hotel, Bondi Lifesaver, Belrose Bowling Club, Botany View Hotel, Bull and Bush Hotel Baulkam Hills, Bat and Ball Hotel Marrickville, Byron Bay Ex-Services Club, Blacktown HotelCat & Fiddle Hotel Balmain, Coffs Harbour Memorial Club, Collector Tavern Parramatta, Connections Penrith, Coopers Arms hotel Newtown, Excelsior Hotel Glebe, Exchange Hotel Taree, Exchange Hotel Kings Cross, Epping Hotel, Family Inn Rydamere, Fairfield RSL Club, Forest Inn Bexley, Forster Memorial Club, Grand Hotel Rochdale, Great Northern Hotel Chatswood, Green Square Hotel Zetland, Grosvenor Hotel Waterloo, Harbord Diggers Club, Hopetoun Hotel Surry Hills, Hornsby Hotel, Illinois Hotel Five Dock, Insitu Cafe Manly, Jacksons Landing Centre Pyrmont, Kellys on King Hotel Newtown, Kempsey RSL Club, Lansdowne Hotel Chippendale, Laurieton Hotel, Lithgow Hotel, Macquarie University North Ryde, Mandarin Club CBD Sydney, Manly Rugby Union Club, Manly Fishermans Club, Manly Pacific Hotel, Manly Vale Bowling Club, Maroubra Junction Hotel, Mona Vale Hotel, Multicultural Festival Passmore Oval Manly Vale, Nambucca RSL Club, Narrabeen Sands Hotel, New Brighton Hotel Manly, North Point Tavern North Sydney, Old Windsor Tavern CBD Sydney, Park Street Social Club Mona Vale, Parkway Hotel Frenchs Forest, Petersham Inn, Pittwater RSL Club, Quarryman’s Hotel Pyrmont, Red Lion Hotel Rozelle, Riverwood Inn Windsor, Roxbury Hotel Glebe, Satelite Room Lismore, Seven Hills Hotel, Shell Harbour Workers Club, St Georges Basin Country club Sanctuary Point, Steyne Hotel Manly, Scruffy Murphies Hotel CBD Sydney, Sydney Defence Expo Club Paceway Penrith, Surf Rock Hotel Collaroy, Tea Gardens Hotel Bondi, Time and Tide Hotel Dee Why, Town and Country Hotel St Peters, Unity Hall Hotel Balmain, Vineyard Hotel Windsor, Yamba Bowling Club
to name a few…..
plus many countless tours up and down the East coast of Australia.
Sample List of Artists Mick has covered…..
AC/DC, Beatles, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Ed Sheeran, Status Quo, The Doors, Guns and Roses, Billy Idol, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Gary Moore, Alice Cooper, ZZ Top, Jimi Hendrix, Bryan Ferry, Black Sabbath, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Metallica, Pink Floyd, Cream, Kiss, Tracy Chapman, Rhianna, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Eagles, America, Greenday, Steve Vai, Coldplay, The Animals, Wolfmother, Foo Fighters, Thin Lizzy, Oasis, Alabama Shakes, Elle King, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Crowes, Adele, Queen, Midnight Oil, Van Halen, Stevie Wonder, Pantera, Carlos Santana, Soundgarden …..
and many many more of all your favourite Artists.
‘I found Mick to be a very thoughtful and informative Bass Guitar tutor’ – Adrian
‘Blackbird by The Beatles was challenging, but Mick helped me to master the song’ – Cory
‘Learning to write originals was the highlight’ – Paul
‘Learning Modes showed me how to solo on the Guitar’ – Ronny
‘Been going to Lessons with Mick for 3 years now and ready to perform live – Danny
‘I Have written my first song and eager to write more’ – Justine
‘Sea Shanties are my Favourite songs and Mick has helped me play them’ – Michelle
‘Mick Rocks’ – Brendan
‘What are Intervals?…now I know, thanks Mick’ – Nathan
‘Learning the Uke is fun’ – Will
more testimonials to come….
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