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Mike Hayden
Flamenco / Classical / Bossa Nova Guitar

 

Listen...

The provocative guitar sound. The sensual resonance that calms and yet arouses basic desires. Takes you softly along to where it's at...to the most pleasurable vibrations.

Relax to its natural sound after work, after play. Before anything else.

The guitar is powerful. Stimulating.

It's unmistakably guitar.

And I want to share it with you and your friends.

The guitar. A no nonsense sound that lasts ... And then some.



 

 

Ole! Flamenco! Colorful, bold, fast. Brings visions of fiery black booted dancers, colorful Gypsy costumes, and wildly syncopated hand clapping!

The raspy Flamenco sound mirrors the joys and sorrows of everyday Andalusian people - Soleares, Alegrias, Fandangos de Huelva, Farruca! I love to play Flamenco!

And from Rio's lovely sunwashed beaches comes the sultry, swaying, Girl from Ipanima. And inspiration for the romantic rhythms of Bossa Nova guitar: Manha de Carnival, Corcovado, Samba de Orfeu, and other Breezy Brazilian Favorites.



Musical Influences

 

John Williams, Sabicas, Manitas de Plata, Carlos Montoya, Jose Feliciano, Charlie Byrd, Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luis Bonfa, Laurindo Almeida, others too many to mention.


History

 

 


 

 

Graduate, California Professional Music Business Academy (1975)

ABC Channel 7 News and San Francisco Examiner playing Flamenco guitar for Renta Yenta cocktail party. 1976

Winner Max's Opera Annual Talent Contest (Walnut Creek) 1994.

Played San Francisco Bay Area's many fine restaurants and night spots, art galleries, fashion shows, wedding dinners, grand openings, sailboat parties.

Adrian's, Chuck's Steak House, El Gaucho, Franklin House, Ghiradelli Square Wine Cellar, Kabuki Theatre, Los Gatos Wine Cellar, Max's Opera Café, Monk's Retreat, Saratoga Springs, The Drinkin' Gourd, The Tangent, Velvet Turtle, plus a couple dozen other venues.



Albums / Where Available

(Personal Appearances Only)


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