Sydney born Mick has been playing and performing on guitar for more than Four Decades and has amassed 1000’s of song favourites. He also teaches Ukulele and plays the Egyptian Oud as well.
Mick’s original vocal/guitar style has influences from the Middle East, Native American and traditional Folk, Blues and Roots Music.
He has recorded and performed many times over the years…..
1982 performed and toured with ‘Venom’ a Sydney based Metal band booked by the Harbour Agency.
1986 recorded 3 songs on ‘Australia’s Newest Bands’ EP produced by Lonnie Lee /Starlite Records (yes on vinyl!)
1988 performed and toured with ‘The Bowie Show’ a David Bowie concept band booked by Premier Entertainment in Sydney.
1990 performed and toured with ‘The Hype’ covers and originals band booked by Australian Variety Artists (a division of the Harbour Agency)
1994 – 1997 performed in local Northern Beaches bands Aura, Savage Mood Swing and Hosted a local Talent competition 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.
2003 – 2010 Mick performed with his Trio and released 2 CD’s ‘Arctic’ and ‘Tribal Spirit’
2003 – 2010 Mick had been involved with the annual ‘Northern Beaches Folk Festival’ as well and had been 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.
2011 – 2013 Mick performed in ‘The Rock Brothers‘ Duo in many local venues in Sydney.
Mick has also hosted a local Music/News Radio show at Radio Northern Beaches from 2013 to 2015.
2016 – 2019 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 ‘Music Shed‘ in Manly, Sydney.
Mick has performed over the years at many Functions, Hotels, Clubs and Parties including…..
Time and Tide Hotel Dee Why, Steyne Hotel Manly, Narrabeen Sands Hotel, Mandarin Club Sydney CBD, Manly Rugby Union Club, Manly Fishermans Club, Insitu Cafe Manly, Hopetoun Hotel Surry Hills, Belrose Bowling Club, Manly Pacific Hotel, Roxbury Hotel Glebe, Annandale Hotel, Lansdowne Hotel Chippendale, Sydney Multicultural Festival Passmore Oval Manly Vale, Mona Vale Hotel, Jacksons Landing Function Centre Pyrmont, Sydney Defence and Veteran’s Expo Penrith, Quarryman’s Hotel Pyrmont, Tea Gardens Hotel Bondi, Park Street Social Club Mona Vale, Town and Country Hotel St Peters, Riverwood Inn Windsor, Excelsior Hotel Glebe 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, …..
and many many more of all your favourite Artists.
‘I found Mick to be a very thoughtful and informative 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
more testimonials to come….