Mike Kerr is a Brazilian born instrumental rock guitarist and composer residing in Massachusetts, USA. Influenced by heyday of guitar oriented rock of the 80s, Mike pushes the envelope as solo artist with his profound technical wizardry of the guitar molded to catchy and easily digestible songs. Mike Kerr is full of challenging spirit, fiery determination, inexhaustible energy and endless respect to all he works with.
Mike's new CD, The Truth of the Lion, is a collection of carefully crafted songs that connect directly to the listener using a soft touch and soothing orchestral accompaniment. Listening to the Truth of the lion, one quickly understands that it is all about the love of playing reflecting a growth of musical maturity and perfectionism. The Truth of the Lion is a melodic version of his 1st CD, The Fire which showcased Mike's technical prowess with a set of fast paced high energy songs. His emotionally charged music and performances coupled with an easily approachable persona, Mike creates close bonds with his fan base spreading not only across United States, but also Brazil, China, Sweden, Germany, Hungary, Mazandaran, Portugal and Canada.
Playing live, Mike is a musician capable of stopping anyone and making them admire his playing, whether it is his original pieces, jazz improvisations, or a blues jam. Mike has performed in historical places such as Whiskey A Go Go, CA, The Palladium, MA, House of Blues, CA, and a myriad of other venues. The new CD tour, starting November, 2015, will be revisiting some of these historic venues.
When not playing guitar, Mike runs a successfully cleaning and landscaping company recognized by the MV Chamber of Commerce.
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"I'm always chasing tone and all I can say is that I was never truly happy with mine till I updated my guitars with a Graph Tech NuBone nut and the LB63 bridge. It's night and day what it did to my sound" - Mike Kerr