"Total Freedom" is Mike Campese's first release now remastered on CD!
Mike Campese's Total Freedom CD features a number of his solo pieces put together to create a story and to express his versatility as a guitarist and writer. The album establishes many moods, with some pieces recorded with only one or two tracks. Campese handles all the instrumentation, while the music covers a significant dynamic range, from introspective ("Amberay", "Last Train Out", "Heaven") to high-tech guitarmanship ("Freedom", "Indian War"). With Total Freedom, Campese delivers another round of highly accomplished fretwork and stylistic variety. This CD will be liked by all music lovers, something for everyone!
Mike has been featured in many national guitar magazines such as Guitar World, Guitar One and Guitar Player magazine and has done several full page lessons for these magazines. Mike also writes lessons for several online sites such as Guitar9.com, ibreathemusic, Chops From Hell, Shed Academy, Premier Guitar and many more. Mike teaches over 70 students a week and is one of the top teachers in the NY area. He has released 2 instructional DVDs for Chops From Hell, "Virtuoso Rock Fusion Concepts" and "Creative Speed-Building Picking Techniques"
Mike attended one of the worlds top guitar school Musicians institute (GIT) in Hollywood, California and graduated with Honors. He studied with many great players such as Paul Gilbert, Scott Henderson, Norman Brown, Stanley Jordan, Keith Wyatt and many more.
Mike has been a member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and recieved a Gold record for his work and has appeared on the Jason Becker tribute Cd "Warmth In The Wilderness" on the Lion Music label, which was a international release. Mike performed and opened for many national acts such as Yngwie Malmsteen on 2 tours, Michael Shenker, The B-52's, Lou Reed, The members of Yes and Asia, KC and the Sunshine band, Spin Doctors, Little Steven, Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls, Sebastian Bach, Dokken, Kip Winger, Rik Emmett Of Triumph, Vinnie Moore and many more.
Mike has released 5 solo Cds to date and performs locally and nationally. January 2007 Mike played at the NAMM show in Anaheim California. Mike's fan base is growing internationaly and has appeared on national radio and TV and his music has been used for a Lions Gate movie. Visit www.mikecampese.com for more info and shows.