Acoustic guitarist and vocalist, Mike Ramsey, specializes in a mix of acoustic cover tunes by songwriting greats including Tom Petty, John Mayer, and Dave Matthews, and can also mix his original material upon request.
Mike Ramsey FAQs
Q. What style of music do you play?
A. Acoustic / Singer / Songwriter.
Q. How many pieces do you typically play as and what instruments are they?
A. Mostly Solo. I have a 3-piece band (Guitar, Piano, Drums), and can put together a larger band for weddings and other large occasions.
Q. Do you play in other configurations?
A. Yes, for my original music I play with a 5-piece Orchestral Ensemble (Trumpet, Clarinet, Flute, Violin, Cello).
Q. Why did you become a professional musician?
A. I’ve always loved playing music. It’s the only thing that I do that I know I could continue doing forever. I’ve never been playing guitar and thought I’d rather be anywhere else, unlike every other job I’ve had. It’s great to have a job that actually brings you joy.
Q. Where are you located?
A. Matthews, NC (Charlotte).
Q. Do you travel?
Q. Why should an event professional book you?
A. Although I’m a good musician, I think a lot of my value lies in the ability to read a room and tailor my song selection to fit the venue/occasion. I understand that most gigs I’m on, I’m there to service the event and take that very seriously and professionally. There is a time and place I get to let my music shine and be creative, but when on a gig, I’m there to give the client a better product than they expected.
Q. Do you have the capability of providing your own sound & lights?