Candyrat Records have just released a new instrumental guitar album by Chris Mike called “Not Just Lipstick on a Pig” which is a Rock Fusion style and features some brilliant virtuosic playing and great melodic phrasing showing that he isn’t just a shredder.
Chris Mike, is a professional guitar player from ￼￼Greece. Born on May 3, 1985, he grew up in a suburban town of Athens near ￼the sea. He took ￼classical guitar lessons and tried to further develop and improve his technique. ￼Some of his influences include Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Steve Vai, John ￼Petrucci and Guthrie Govan. By the end of his high school years, he had gained ￼almost all of the music degrees, including Music Theory and Analysis, History ￼and Theory of Musical Styles and Music composition. He also took guitar ￼lessons with Theodore Ziras and Takis Barberis and studied jazz theory at ￼Nakas Conservatory in Athens.
￼Since 2006, Chris has worked as a session musician in several bands, ￼including the “Stavros Tou Notou house band”, and for some famous Greek ￼artists, such as Thanos Petrelis, Kaiti Garbi, Konstantinos Thalassohoris, ￼Efstathia, Evridiki and many more providing his services in the albums ￼recordings and also at the live performances. From 2009 until today, he ￼performs around 100 concerts a year and tours all over Greece including North American and Australian tours during the years 2010-2011.
On September 3rd, 2013, Chris Mike released his first solo guitar ￼￼extravaganza album, named ‘Not just lipstick on a pig’ with U.S. based record ￼label, Candyrat Records.
You can purchase transcriptions of Chris’s compositions from the album on the Candyrat website here – http://www.candyrat.com/artists/ChrisMike/NotJustLipstickOnAPig/.