Chris Mike (Christos Michalis) born on May 3rd, 1985, is a guitar player, as well as a session and touring musician. He grew up in a small suburban town near Athens, Greece, where he began playing guitar at age 11.
He is a Candyrat Records/JTC Guitar artist and endorses Ernie Ball Music Man, Victory Amps, Elixir Strings, Crazy Tube Circuits, and Richter Straps.
Chris performs around 150 concerts a year and has toured over Europe, North America, and Australia.
Chris Mike released his first instrumental guitar album through Candyrat Records. "Not Just Lipstick on a Pig" has received immensely positive reviews and has appeared in several top music sources including Guitar World, Premier Guitar, Guitar Italy, Metal Hammer, and Rock Hard.
Guitarist Chris Mike made a version of Bruno Mars ‘Locked Out of Heaven’ that is just so tastefully written and perfectly executed that not sharing it with you would just be flat out stupid.Metal Injection
The album delivers a blend of modern composition along with soulful melodies, groove and highly demanding technical solos.Premier Guitar
The track ‘For Jason’, which appears on Mike's new instrumental album is a tribute to Jason Becker. Best of all, Becker has heard the track and seen the clip — and he approves! “Wow, this is absolutely fantastic," Becker said. "I love it and am honored he did it for me. It is so clean and creative. He is great!Guitar World