Mike Kerr is a Brazilian born instrumental rock guitarist and composer residing in Massachusetts, USA. Influenced by heyday of guitar oriented rock of the 80s, Mike pushes the envelope as solo artist with his profound technical wizardry of the guitar molded to catchy and easily digestible songs. Mike Kerr is full of challenging spirit, fiery determination, inexhaustible energy and endless respect to all he works with.
Mike recently has returned from a workshop tour in Brazil, the biggest music Trade NAMM show in California (USA), and has done workshops in Sweden. In addition, Mike’s career recently has been highlighted with nominations and an award by International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA). In 2016, the title track of Mike’s new CD, "The Truth of the Lion", was awarded in the category of Rock Performance and nominated for The Song of the Year. "45 Days of Summer" was nominated in the Instrumental category. In 2017 Mike’s songs were once again nominated by IPMA: “My Choices” - Best Rock Performance, “The Love of Playing” - Instrumental Performance.
A recognized CD, The Truth of he Lion, is a collection of carefully crafted songs that connect directly to the listener using a soft touch and soothing orchestral accompaniment. Listening to The Truth of the Lion, one quickly understands that it is all about the love of playing reflecting a growth of musical maturity and perfectionism. The Truth of the Lion is a melodic version of his 1st CD, The Fire which showcased Mike's technical prowess with a set of fast-paced high-energy songs. With his emotionally charged music and performances, coupled with an easily approachable persona, Mike creates close bonds with his fan base, which spreads not only across United States, but also to Brazil, China, Sweden, Germany, Hungary, Mazandaran, Portugal and Canada.