Dolphin Music host a Sucessfull event with Dean Guitars and Michael Angelo Batio
On the 6th November Dolphin Music hosted a Sucessfull event with Dean Guitars and Michael Angelo Batio. With over 300 people attending to witness the famous Michael and his award winning Shredding. Dolphin Music's Guitar Shop in Liverpool has hosted a number of guitar gigs in the city, supporting local talent as well as bring well known artists to the city. Dolphin's recently sucessfull venture was in combination with Dean Guitars and the famous Michael Angelo Batio.
Michael Angelo Batio
Michael invented and was the world's first player of the twin-necked, left and right-handed Double-Guitar. He plays the guitar right or left-handed. He also plays both guitars together in harmonies or two separate parts together at the same time. Michael invented the String Dampeners that he uses on the Double-Guitar. He also has a patent on the String Dampeners. Michael invented his signature stage move called the “ MAB Over-Under ” technique. Michael started his own record label “M.A.C.E. Music” in 1993 and was one of the first music companies to go on line in 1996. M.A.C.E Music is now an established, successful company. The February 2006 issue of Guitar Player Magazine has a feature article on Michael Angelo Batio focusing on his “Hands Without Shadows” CD. MAB has had feature articles in all 3 of the major USA Guitar Magazines , (Guitar World, Guitar Player and Guitar One) within the last year.
Michael, like Joe Satriani also has a famous guitar student! Michael taught (Rage Against The Machine and AudioSlave) guitarist Tom Morello while Michael was attending college. Tom has credited MAB with teaching him in a feature article in Guitar World Magazine in 2005. On October 27th, 2005 Michael released his critically acclaimed “Hands Without Shadows” C D. This is Michael's most ambitious work to date featuring guest appearances by Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge and Creed, Rudy Sarzo of Ozzy, Whitesnake and Quiet Riot, Doug Marks, founder of Metal Method, virtuoso guitarist Bill Peck and more. Bobby Rock played drums on the entire CD. The primary bassist William Kopecky is a 6 string and fretless virtuoso. In October 2005, Guitar World Magazine launched a cable TV show on the Comcast Cable network with MAB having an 11 minute segment on the show. The top 3 video segments in terms of popularity and viewer ship were Zakk Wylde, Michael Angelo Batio and Steve Vai coming in at numbers 1, 2 and 3 with Dave Mustaine at no. 4.
Guitar World Magazine's July 2005 issue featured Michael in a major 6 page article plus a 2 page “collectors choice” color poster of his famous Dean Double-Guitar. In addition to this there was a full page Dean Guitars ad featuring Michael as well as a Metal Method ad also featuring Michael. Guitar World Magazine called Michael “the most blazing guitarist on the planet” in this issue. This was huge! Michael released 2 DVDs in 2003. “Speed Kills” and “Speed Lives”.
FHM Magazine, November issue 2003 named Michael and his “Quad” guitar one of the top 50 most outrageous moments in rock history! The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bob Dylan, Metallica, Axel Rose, The Eagles and many more were also named to the list. Halle Berry is featured on the cover.
Michael toured in Europe with the late, legendary Jimi Hendrix Experience Bass player Noel Redding in winter of 1999. June 1995, Michael's first solo CD "No Boundaries" was released worldwide on Michael's label M.A.C.E. Music, Inc. Records . “No Boundaries” is considered by many to be one of the best instrumental electric guitar CDs of it's kind ever recorded.
The band "Nitro" (with Michael on guitar) released the disc "O.F.R." on Rhino/Capital records. Michael produced the record and it "hit" the Billboard charts. "Nitro" made 3 MTV video's, hosted MTV's "Headbangers Ball" (where Michael played live) and toured to sold-out shows everywhere.
Michael has a no.1, best-selling "Star-Licks" instructional video. This the FIRST “shred” instructional video, showing for the first time concepts such as arpeggio “sweeps”, advanced Alternate picking, the applications of “Economy of Motion”, PPS (potential picking speed) and practicing the Tremolo. People like John Petrucci, Dimebag, Michael Romeo and more learned from this groundbreaking instructional program. Over 100,000 videos have been sold worldwide. This video was Star Licks no.1 bestseller for 2 years straight!
Dolphin Music's Guitar Shop Michael Angelo Event
On the 6th November Dolphin hosted a gig at the Magnet Bar in Liverpool city centre. Over 300 people bought tickets and turned up to this amazing event. We here at Dolphin understand that customers require the right advice, the right products and also the right price. But Dolphin doesn't stop there, we are dedicated to improving the music scene in our area and also the UK. We want to bring music to the area and also help young talent flourish.
Stay tuned for more events at Dolphin!