Michael R. Stevenson is the grand-nephew of Fay Wray, the 1930's
starlet (of KING KONG fame). He also has a passion for creating great
guitar music. In the 1990's, Michael won the Z-Rock Joe Satriani
National Guitar Competition. He won it with a shortened, 30-second
version of his guitar solo showcase, "Lightsaber." He followed that up by
opening for some huge rock/metal acts, including Yngwie Malmsteen.
Inspired by being involved with and meeting two of his favorite guitar
heroes, Michael then took 12 years off to perfect his technique, study
music theory, and compose.
ROACH HOTEL is the much-anticipated follow-up to Michael R.
Stevenson's hot international-selling instrumental debut album,
SECRET PLANET. SP is a tough act to follow, but ROACH is
more than up to the task.The concussive crunch and dark
melodies of the title track.The driving, uptempo "Sportsrock."
The uplifting and moody yet rocking "Walk in the Park." And
"On the Edge." This track again features the incredible talent of
former Yngwie drummer Tim Donahue. It is a neo-classical epic in
Malmsteen tradition that many feel is on par with Yngwie's finest.
Michael at his shredding best! Bluesy and atmospheric tunes like
"Blue Note" and "Rain" make this another deep, diverse, shredding,
rockin' instrumental guitar classic!