Mike Dawes is an English guitar player and touring musician, hailed as one of the world’s finest and most creative modern fingerstyle performers. He can seamlessly replicate a full band on a single instrument, completely live. Bass, harmony, melody and percussion.

His acclaimed solo music has gained over 10 million hits on popular video sharing sites, but Mike is not considered a ‘YouTube act’. Since the release of his debut album in April 2013 he has toured almost every continent on the planet numerous times, bringing his hyper technical, yet intrinsically musical instrumental performance to tens of thousands globally. He has recorded with, sessioned for and even taught multiple grammy award-wining artists, appeared on film and TV soundtracks, released apps, transcribed for international music magazines and even featured on Justin Hayward’s live DVD, entering the Billboard charts at #2.

Mike regularly tours as Justin’s lead guitar player, performing Moody Blues classics throughout the USA, Canada and beyond. Countless additional high profile musicians including Steve Vai, Gotye and James Valentine (Maroon 5) have all spoken of their admiration towards his work. Mike needs to be seen live to be believed. His ability to create the most unusual tones and textures from an acoustic guitar leaves fellow musicians stunned. To quote the Maroon 5 axeman, ‘What the hell is going on? It’s beautiful’.

Website:

www.mikedawes.co.uk/