Mic Michaeli

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Mic Michaeli
20170803 Wacken Wacken Open Ai Europer0227.jpg
Michaeli in 2017
Background information
Birth nameGunnar Mathias Michaeli
Born (1962-11-11) 11 November 1962 (age 56)
Upplands Väsby, Sweden
GenresHeavy metal, hard rock, glam metal
InstrumentsKeyboards, guitar, backing vocals, piano, mandolin
Years active1978–present
Associated actsEurope, Glenn Hughes, Brazen Abbot, Last Autumn's Dream, Nordic Beast

Gunnar Mathias "Mic" Michaeli (born 11 November 1962 in Upplands Väsby, Sweden) is a Swedish keyboardist in the Swedish rock band Europe. Like many of the other Europe members he grew up in Stockholm suburb Upplands Väsby. He joined the band for their Wings of Tomorrow tour in 1984, taking vocalist Joey Tempest's place behind the keyboards.


Michaeli has co-written several Europe songs; his most famous song is the hit ballad "Carrie" from the album The Final Countdown. The song was co-written by Michaeli and Tempest and was Europe's biggest hit in the U.S., reaching number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

After Europe went on hiatus in 1992, Michaeli recorded and toured with bands like Brazen Abbot, Last Autumn's Dream and former Black Sabbath / Deep Purple vocalist Glenn Hughes. He also co-wrote three songs on Joey Tempest's third solo album, Joey Tempest, which was released in 2002.


Michaeli has used varius of equipment under his career, including a Roland JX-8P, Yamaha SY99, Korg CX-3 and a Hammond C3. Today he is using a Roland Fantom X7, Nord Lead 3 and a Nord Electro.

Personal life[edit]

In 1989, Michaeli married Mia Hertler. They divorced in 2001 after 12 years of marriage.

Michaeli is currently living in Stockholm. He has four children, son Marcus, Magnus and daughters Moa and Matilda. He does not have any social media pages apart from the official ones for Europe listed on their website.[1]



Other artists[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-22. Retrieved 2014-08-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links[edit]