Mike Myrdal grew up in Southern New England and ventured to California in 2000. His first guitar was a red Yamaha electric guitar to which he added Eddie Van Halen stripes. Over the years Mike has performed on an Ibanez, a Jackson, a Yamaha acoustic, and a couple different Martin acoustics. Currently, Mike performs with three Taylor acoustic guitars, a Fender Stratocaster with a humbucker pickup, a natural wood Fender Telecaster, and a rare Gibson Les Paul Silverburst.
Mike has been performing in Southern California for the past 17 years. He has over 31 years of experience playing the guitar. It seems like each year his band is a finalist at the San Diego Music Awards for the Best Tribute Band category (Dave Matthews eXperience). His main influences on guitar include Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Al DiMeola, Randy Rhodes, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, David Gilmour, Adam Jones, Kirk Hammet, James Hetfield & Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Mike sings and performs a pretty broad spectrum of artists ranging from Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, Tom Petty, Beatles, Zac Brown, Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Pearl Jam, Rusted Root, The Killers, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, John Mayer, Kings of Leon, Ray LaMontagne, Paul Simon, Radiohead, Mumford & Sons and more!
He annually performs between 250-300 shows ranging from bars, music venues, weddings, corporate events, music festivals, private functions, and more. Mike has shared the stage with John Popper, the legendary harmonica player/lead singer of Blues Traveler. Some of his high profile corporate performances include Google Inc., GE Healthcare, Pacific Life, and Qualcomm. His full band was also asked to perform at a special pre-N.A.M.M. convention at the La Costa Resort in California for industry leaders in sound recording and engineering.
Mike performs frequently as a solo artist; however, he has put together several different combinations of musicians including a full 7 piece band. Whether you need a solo act, a duo, trio, or a small to large band, Mike will always produce top tier talent for your event.