Mike Hickey About the Educator

Mike Hickey (guitar): Mike has played guitar with artists as far ranging as Soul Icons Daryl Hall and John Oates, to British metal legends VENOM and CARCASS, and also was bassist with CATHEDRAL for their Ethereal Mirror Tour.
You can hear Mike on the critically acclaimed 2006 release "Metal Black" by VENOM on Sanctuary Records, as well as "Hell to the Unknown - The Cronos Anthology". Mike also appears on Venom- Calm Before The Storm; and Cronos- Dancing In The Fire/ Cronos-Rock N Roll Disease/ Cronos- Venom.
Mike's project GOATREIGN was released on Wabana/Cargo Records in August 2007. Critically well received, Goatreign (Hickey and drummer Shawn Progen) explored a plethora of different metal styles.
In 2009 Mike contributed guitar to the remix of Gino The Manager on the Hall and Oates box set "Do What You Want-Be What You Are.
Mike has also performed with Derek Sherinian (Billy Idol, Black Country Communion),Twin Dragons, Eric Martin (Mr.Big), Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy), TC Tolliver (The Plasmatics), Chris Bell Band, Gary Isom (Pentagram), Joe Hasselvander (Raven), The Hounds of Hasselvander, G.E.Smith, DOWN, DEF CON ONE, BRUTAL TRUTH, PITCHSHIFTER and NUCLEAR ASSAULT.
Mike has also guested on the acclaimed internet series Live From Daryl's House performing with Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy. Additionally Mike was a contributor to Guitar Player Magazine's Sessions columns and is an original Notes On Call and Truefire.com Instructor.
Currently in 2011, Mike is finishing up recording of an instrumental release which features contributions from Mickey Curry (Bryan Adams), Keith Scott (Bryan Adams), Matt Olivo (Repulsion) and the late T-Bone Wolk.