Mike Hamilton (sometimes listed as Michael Hamilton) is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter/composer
He has performed, toured, and/or recorded with Stevie Nicks, Sting, Michael McDonald, Bette Midler, Michael Steele,
Jay Ferguson, Jack Tempchin, Andrej Sifrer, Peter Kater, Max Bennett, Jennifer Warnes, Steve Wood, Phil Marshall,
Mario Frangoulis, Neil Larsen, Mick Fleetwood, Jesse Colin Young, Gary Wright, Daniel May, Bob Stewart, Eric Drew Feldman, Rob Laufer and Pure Prairie League - with whom he performed several of his own original songs.
Mike also toured internationally as a member of the Kenny Loggins Band, recording lead guitar solos, background vocals and rhythm guitar parts on seven of Ken’s gold and platinum Sony/Columbia Albums: “Nightwatch”(which included the hit 'Whenever I Call You Friend' with Stevie Nicks), “Keep The Fire” ('This Is It' with Michael McDonald), “Alive”,”Caddyshack”('I’m Alright), ”High Adventure”('Don’t Fight It' with Steve Perry & Neil Giraldo and 'Heart To Heart'), “The Essential Kenny Loggins”, and “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow - The Greatest Hits of Kenny Loggins”
His Guitar work can also be heard on such movie scores as “Endless Summer II” (film score by Phil Marshall), “Dolphins” (film score by Steve Wood and Sting) and “Johnny Tsunami” (Phil Marshall) as well as numerous radio & TV commercials. In 2008, he recorded guitar tracks with Steve Wood for the Steve Wood/Dave Matthews Band collaboration movie score and CD, “Grand Canyon Adventure - River At Risk” (a MacGillivray Freeman IMax film).
As a solo performer , Mike plays his music consistently throughout the Southern California nightclub scene and has opened concerts for Spyro Gyra, Jerry Jeff Walker, Asleep at the Wheel, Mick Fleetwood’s Zoo, and others.
He has released 4 solo albums; “Songs And Sounds The Same”, “Anthology”, “Liv The Dig” and "Impianoprov In Folktrancea".