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Mike

Full Name : Michael George Millad

Born : 31st October 1970

Umnarried (But highly available to suitable female candidates)

Instruments :

  • Trumpet and most brass instruments except trombone and french horn.
  • Classical Guitar.
  • Acoustic Guitar.
  • Electric Guitar.
  • Vocals.
Biographical :
  • Born in Fort Beaufort, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
  • Attended Fort Beaufort High School from 1977 to 1982.
  • Attended Kingswood College, Grahamstown from 1983 to 1988.
  • Attended Rhodes University, Grahamstown (Geology and Computer Science) from 1989 to 1993.
Musical Background :
  • Father is an experienced musician - played with various bands throughout his life from early 1950's to present. (piano, keyboards and saxaphone.)
    When 9 years old (1979) learnt to play trumpet - member of Fort Beaufort Brass and Woodwind Band for several years. Moved to boarding school (Kingswood College) and joined the famous Kingswood College Brass Band as lead trumpeter - stayed there until finished school in 1988. In this time, played all around the country at many festivals, celebrations, etc.
    In 1988, started getting bored with the trumpet and decided guitar was the 'thing'. Started playing and teaching myself.
    From 1989 to end 1990 took lessons with guitar music student, James Ribbans, who has since co-performed with Tony Cox. Learnt accoustic fingerpicking-style of playing from James.
    From 1991 to 1993 took serious classical lessons with the Rhodes University guitar teacher, Warwick Armstrong.Among other things, concentrated on Baroque and classical jazz pieces for solo guitar.
"Gigs" & Bands :
  • Started doing live gigs in the Eastern Cape area at end of 1989 as rythmn guitarist.
    From about end-1990 to end-1993, stepped up frequency of gigs, often playing 2 or three times a week. (during festive season, sometimes 5 nights per week.) ALso changed roles to become exclusively a lead guitarist and backing vocalist. Several bands during this time because of people leaving Varsity, etc....
    In 1993 also did a series of live gigs at the Settler's Motel in Grahamstown, featuring myself on lead vocals and solo accoustic guitar with Gregg Jacob on guitar and bass guitar (no other backing at all.) Something a bit different for the Grahamstown music fans and a lot more challenging for us.
    Since 1994 have been running around the bush looking for diamonds (and actually finding some from time to time). Have, however, kept up the guitar palying wherever I have gone.
Recordings :
  • "BedRock Bootleg" (2000) with "BedRock"
  • "Recovery" (2001) with "BedRock"

 


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