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Mike Garvey
name: Michael
age: 40 years old
hometown: Warrington, United Kingdom
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marital status: In a relationship
sexual orientation: Straight
smoker: I smoke but I should quit
drinking habit: I drink socially
socially: I'm shy at first, but warm up quickly
hobbies:Music, Football, Watching T.V..... The usual!
favorite bands:Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Gary Moore, Eric Clapton, Slash, Walter Trout, Joe Bonamassa
favorite movies:Ghostbusters
favorite TV shows:24
favorite books:The Vanished Man by Geoffrey Deaver
favorite magazines:Guitarist, Total Guitar
ethnicity: Caucasian (white)
body type: Average
self-rated hotness: 5 - Quite good (depending on the crowd around)
religion: Not religious
humor: Dry / sarcastic
lovestyle: Passionate
children: Someday maybe / undecided
education: College graduate
living: With partner
employment: Full-time
  :: Mike Garvey is a member since 12/26/2007 --- this profile has been viewed 29,857 times
Michael (Mike) John Garvey is a 30 year old guitarist and composer from a small town near Liverpool called Warrington.

A brief history....

In 1994 Mike found himself travelling between Warrington and Blackburn, the town he'd just left. This was a particularly hard time, moving to a new and strange town. He got into the music of Pink Floyd after hearing 'The Wall' and immediately went out and bought most of their albums including 'Dark Side Of The Moon'. Something about the music, in particular the majestic guitar playing of David Gilmour gestated gently in his subconscious.

Whilst staying at his fathers in Blackburn he happened to walk past a small music shop. In the window was a gleaming electric guitar.... At that exact moment Mike knew he wanted to be a guitar player!!! He managed to get a Squire Stratocaster for Christmas, though sadly he didn't have the guitar in his possesion for too long.... "Didn't know how to string it, had no amp, didn't know how to play the f*cker!". For a year or so Mike forgot about guitar playing, believing that he wasn't cut out for it... However he was cought by the bug and from the age of 19 onwards had owned a succession of cheap guitars on which he gradualy learned his first chords and basic blues licks......

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Video Lessons On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MikeGarveyBlues

For those of you who play guitar, you might like to know that i'll be posting a number of video lessons (And original videos) on Youtube over the coming months. My Youtube channel can be accessed via my page and most of the videos can be watched in the Youtube player on the right of my page.

Most of the songs will be classic rock and blues from the 60's to the current day. These lessons are aimed at beginner to intermediate players though some will be very advanced.

If you have any requests for a lesson or any other guitar related questions (i.e. setup, care, etc) let me know.

Upcoming lessons include....

Guns 'N Roses - Mr Brown...
Tribute For My Brother. David Garvey (1976 - 2008) : I write this as a tribute to my Brother, David Anthony Garvey who sadly passed away early this morning (11th May, 2008).

David had Aspergers Syndrome, a mild form of Autism and had battled alcohol addiction for nearly ten years. Sadly, today he lost that battle.

David I hope you've gone on to better things. I love you. I have nothing to give you but these songs.

Rest in peace David.

Forever your brother..


Setting sun in Rome
Rome 2007
Rome 2007
Manchester Airport
Rome 2007
Pantheon - Looking Out
Rome 2007
Rome 2007
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Abbey Road London
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Abbey Road London
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Abbey Road London

I just rediscovered "Can't get away" on my harddisk and wanted to leave a comment. It really is a great song and every now and then I listen to it and it makes me feel good.

Greetings from Germany,
:: posted by mrm1988 on Mon Oct 4, 2010 @ 04:13 PM     
Hi Mike,

You are so welcome. Thank you
so much for stopping by to say
hi. *smiles*

:: posted by Serenaded Heart on Wed Jun 9, 2010 @ 11:07 AM     
Lessons ? Gimme gimme gimme big grin :D
:: posted by flat357 on Mon Feb 16, 2009 @ 10:49 PM     
Awesome playing man, good job...I'll stop in again for sure...
:: posted by a gerry on Sat May 10, 2008 @ 08:38 PM     
Hi m8 .
Hows things ? Noticed you've put in for the idol comp ... good man .
Few new bits and bobs on my site for ya when ya get chance bud .
Have a cool weekend , and don't get too drunk smile :)
:: posted by flat357 on Thu Apr 24, 2008 @ 10:42 PM     
Hi Mike,

Thanks for swinging by. I have been on the road so I couldn't get to you as quick as I should have.

real nice tone, feel and artistry...I'll check in from time to time...
:: posted by davelambertband on Mon Apr 7, 2008 @ 06:48 PM     

Fantastic job on "The Journey". I really like the addition of the Whammy pedal and you really captured DG's EMG pick up tone as well. Best of luck on the contest and keep me posted with your progress.

Shine On...
:: posted by BLP - Brian Lucas Project on Sun Mar 30, 2008 @ 04:37 PM     
Hi Mike,

thanks for the friends add & nice to meet you here, wishing you all the best in music smile :)

:: posted by maria daines on Sat Mar 29, 2008 @ 06:51 AM     
hello Mike
love pink floyd ...dave gilmour is the man ...so are you ....nice playing...smile :)
:: posted by overwater on Fri Mar 28, 2008 @ 08:34 AM     
Thank for adding my stuff to your station Mike .
See ya soon m8 .
:: posted by flat357 on Thu Mar 27, 2008 @ 11:11 PM     
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