Mikey A Guitar
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Piano, Harmonica.

ABOUT

Hi! I'm Michael Argyrakis, but better known as Mikey A. I'm a longtime guitar slinger and songwriter based in the Chicago area and for more than 35 years I've been lucky enough to entertain crowds all over North America and parts beyond with a unique guitar style and dynamic stage presence. A veteran of hundreds of studio hours and thousands of gigs over the years, I've played in and/or written songs for several original rock and roll bands and also served as a "gun for hire", doing spot gigging and road work for several local and prominent blues acts. Some of the acts I've appeared and worked with, or been a full member of, include: Lonnie Brooks, Luther Allison, Byther Smith, Cliffside Drive, The Cowfrogs, The Talent Show Band, Charlie Sugar, and many many more. Up until recently, I've been contributing lead guitar and humorous anecdotes in a project with some old friends - collectively known as Söur Bruthers. I've also been writing and demoing songs with longtime collaborator Tony Alunni under the name Messengers of Style and am in the planning stages of an original blues album, but if the right situation comes along, I'll gladly contribute those songs to the cause.

I currently live Cary, IL and am partial to Jack Daniels (in moderation), Italian food, and yelling obscenities at golf balls when not playing guitar. I've also recently been declared a Certified Master of Stratocaster Disaster by none other than myself.

I'm not currently looking for a straight tribute or cover band, but I would definitely consider a good blues band that I could help write for or a mixed cover/original rock band I could also write for.

Screen name:
Mikey A Guitar
Member since:
Mar 11 2009
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Sooo much great music - just too much to list - but Jimi Hendrix and Keith Richards do cast big shadows in my life.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Dobro:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

A lot of stuff. So much stuff. A lot of Fenders, Gibsons, Marshalls, and other things added for color. Also have a full Pro Tools rig.