The 5th solo release from guitar virtuoso Mike Campese. "Hidden Treasures" is a mainly all acoustic release, featuring some of Mike's best guitar playing to date. This is not your ordinary acoustic Cd, a very colorful mix of different musical textures, featuring Mike's virtuosity on the acoustic guitar. With the super fast shred lines on the acoustic on the song "Behind The Wheel", the high speed Flamenco style picking on "The Race Across The Desert", the Percussive slapping on "Y-Not, to the beautiful fingerstyle picking on "High Above The Clouds". "Hidden Treasures" has a blend of Rock, Jazz, Blues, New Age and Classical, the track "Not Just Jazz" clearly proves this. Mike even does a tune with mainly all harp harmonics titled "Sunkin Ships". Mike sings on 2 tracks "Hawaiian Nights" and "Promises" both tracks featuring catchy, beautiful melodies. This is the Cd Mike always wanted to do to express his passion for the love of the acoustic guitar.
Mike Campese is known as a guitar virtuoso, he is an all-around music performer, session artist competent in many musical styles, electric and acoustic. Mike has been featured and is a lesson writer for many national guitar magazines such as Guitar World, Guitar One and Guitar Player magazine, he 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 3 instructional DVDs for Chops From Hell, "Virtuoso Rock Fusion Concepts", "Creative Speed-Building Picking Techniques" and "Melodic Shred".
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 in Finland, 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 on 2 tours, Dokken, Kip Winger, Rik Emmett Of Triumph, Lizzy Borden, Vinnie Moore and many many more.
Mike has released 6 solo Cds to date and performs locally and nationally. January 2007-2009 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. He is endorsed by several national companies, be sure to visit www.mikecampese.com for more info and shows.