Named “Best Acoustic Guitarist in the World” Two Years In a Row By Total Guitar Magazine/MusicRadar!
Mike Dawes is an English guitarist known for composing, arranging, and performing multiple parts simultaneously on a single guitar hailed as one of the world’s most creative modern fingerstyle guitarists with a repertoire spanning solo viral videos and popular arrangements, alongside mainstream chart success performing with Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues.
His ability to combine the melody, bass, harmony and percussion all seamlessly together with just one guitar leaves audiences absolutely stunned, both with original music and popular covers.
Dawes also has a strong reputation as an educator, acting as a columnist for Guitar World and Acoustic Guitar magazines as well as teaching multiple guitar workshops all over the world, creating apps, publishing degree level literature, mentoring on TV shows and more.
“He slaps, taps, and caresses his way to brilliance” – Guitar World Magazine
“Dawes is Jaw Dropping” – Guitar Player Magazine
“The Acoustic Tapping Titan” – Total Guitar Magazine/ MusicRadar
“An Innate melodic instinct and incredible guitar prowess.”
– Guitar World / Acoustic Nation
“F#@cking Awesome” – James Hetfield (Metallica)
“Astounding Virtuosity” – Gotye
“Mike Dawes is a wonderful musician and a dear friend.”
– Tommy Emmanuel, CGP
“He’s among the very best in the word. He’s exceptional, and I know you’re going to love him!” – Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues)