Mike Martin

Mike is excited to be a part of the Gopherwood Guitar Family! Originally from New England, the son of an Opera / Classical singer and Choir Master mom, Mike has been studying and performing music from the age of 4 and professionally since he was 14.

A former artist on Steve Vai’s Digital Nations record label, Mike holds his BA in Music Theory and Composition from The College of Charleston (South Carolina) studying under Dr. David Maves as well as Classical Guitar with Marc Regnier. Mike is best known as the lead guitarist for Atlanta, GA rock band The Dreaded Marco and his time touring the world and recording with the bands Stuck Mojo, The Duke and Chris Jericho of WWE fame’s band FOZZY.

As a solo artist Mike has released the album "2 of 5" as well as the Christmas single "Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel" of his own arrangement and the single "Wherever You Are". Mike is currently working on his newest album "Drive" as well as new music with Dixie Duncan, The Dreaded Marco and David Manion of the band Kansas' instrumental project Level Five.