Mike Hamilton (sometimes listed as Michael Hamilton)
is a Gold & Platinum Album Awarded Guitarist/Singer, studio musician,
songwriter/composer, multi-instrumentalist, One-Man-Band and concert/nightclub performer.
He has performed, toured, and/or recorded with many music artists including: Stevie Nicks, Sting,
Michael McDonald, Bette Midler, Michael Steele, Jay Ferguson, Jack Tempchin, Peter Kater, Richard Marx,
Max Bennett, Jennifer Warnes, Steve Wood, Phil Marshall, Daniel May, Neil Larsen, Mick Fleetwood,
Andrej Sifrer, Jesse Colin Young, Bobby Bare, Mario Frangoulis, Eric Drew Feldman, Bob Stewart,
and Pure Prairie League - with whom he performed several of his own original songs.
Mike also toured internationally as a member of the Kenny Loggins Band, recording
lead guitar solos, background vocals and rhythm guitar parts on seven of Ken’s gold and platinum
Sony/Columbia albums: ‘Nightwatch’(which included the hit “Whenever I Call You Friend”
with Stevie Nicks), ‘Keep The Fire’ (“This Is It” with Michael McDonald), ‘Alive’, ‘Caddyshack’
(“I’m Alright”), ”High Adventure”(“Don’t Fight It” with Steve Perry and Neil Giraldo and “Heart To Heart”),
‘The Essential Kenny Loggins’, and ‘Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow - The Greatest Hits of Kenny Loggins’.
His Guitar work can also be heard on such movie scores as “Endless Summer II” (film score by Phil Marshall), “Dolphins” (film score by Steve Wood and Sting), “Johnny Tsunami” (Phil Marshall),
the MacGillivray Freeman IMax film called “Grand Canyon Adventure - River At Risk”
(film score and CD by Steve Wood, Stefan Lessard and The Dave Matthews Band),
as well as numerous radio & TV commercials.
As a solo performer, Mike plays his music consistently throughout the Southern California nightclub scene
and has opened concerts for Spyro Gyra, Jerry Jeff Walker, Asleep at the Wheel, Mick Fleetwood’s Zoo,
and others. He has released 4 solo albums; ‘Songs And Sounds The Same’, ‘Anthology’, ‘Liv The Dig’
and ‘Impianoprov In Folktrancea’.