|Birth name||Mike Campese|
|Genres||Instrumental rock, progressive rock, rock|
|Associated acts||The Trans-Siberian Orchestra|
Mike Campese (born April 2, in Albany, New York) is an American guitarist and composer best known for being a member of the multi-platinum group Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Campese was picked over several guitarists in 2004 during the band's fourth CD, The Lost Christmas Eve, and received a gold record for his work. In 2008 Mike released his own rock Christmas CD, The Meaning of Christmas, which was well received. Campese is an honors graduate from the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California and is a graduate of Shaker High School.
Campese appeared on the Jason Becker tribute CD Warmth In The Wilderness, which was released internationally on the Lion Music record label, and his music was featured in a Lions Gate movie, "Vampire Assassins". Mike has been featured in national magazines such as Guitar One, Guitar World and Guitar Player and is a columnist for these publications Mike also writes many online guitar columns on sites such as Guitar Nine, Premier Guitar and Shred Academy  Mike has released nine solo CDs under his name, his second album, Full Circle, was featured on National Public Radio (NPR) stations across the country and was on regular rotation.
Mike continues to tour with his trio and as a solo artist and has opened and performed with many national acts such as The B-52's, the Spin Doctors, KC and The Sunshine Band, Dokken, Sebastian Bach, Lou Reed, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker, the members of Yes and Asia, Kip Winger and many more. Campese was a performer at the Max's Kansas City benefit in 2002 and shared the stage with members of the Bob Dylan band and The Smithereens. Mike performed on the Crüe Fest 2 tour, which featured Mötley Crüe, Godsmack, Drowning Pool, Theory of a Deadman, Rev Theory and more.
Mike's trio was featured on Fox 23, WXXA-TV and Sound Visions which aired across the country. Currently, Mike has been performing at the largest trade show in the world, the winter NAMM Show. Campese is a versatile musician, he describes his style as rock fusion and writes vocal and instrumental arrangements, electric and acoustic.
- Total Freedom digitally remastered (2001)
- Full Circle (2000)
- Vibe (2003)
- The New (2005)
- Hidden Treasures (2006)
- The Meaning of Christmas (2008)
- Electric City (2010)
- Chameleon (2013)
- Chapters (2016)
- Mr Strange "All This Time"
- Mr Strange "Hey The World"
- Jeckyl and Hyde Jeckyl and Hyde
TV and movie
- Nationwide Compilation by Rodell R (1995)
- Warmth in the Wilderness Jason Becker Tribute (Lion Music) (2001)
- Mike Campese Bio at Artistdirect
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- "Mike Campese Photos". Mikecampese.com. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
- "Guitar Nine Records Review". Guitar9.com. 2012-01-30. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
- "The Meaning Of Christmas" review in Poland Retrieved on March 2008
- "Mike Campese on". Last.fm. 2009-02-11. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
- "de beste bron van informatie over tinfoilmusic. Deze website is te koop!". tinfoilmusic.net. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
- "Lion Music news Lars Eric Mattsson Vision hard rock metal guitar". Lionmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
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- "Mike Campese Betcha Can't Play This". YouTube. 2007-02-08. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
- "Audio Allegory Victor Wooten Brings "The Music Lesson" To Disc". GuitarPlayer. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
- "The Supernatural Blues Scale". GuitarPlayer. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
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- "Mike Campese Live at the Bowery Ballroom". YouTube. 2009-08-22. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
- David Malachowski (2009-09-01). "CRUEFEST 2 @ SPAC 9/01/09 - You Review - Capital Region concert and performance reviews - timesunion.com - Albany NY". Blog.timesunion.com. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
- "bio". Mikecampese.com. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
- "NAMM 2008 Performance - Mike Campese Photo Gallery". Mikecampese.com. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
- Monk, Laurie (2008-01-30). "Retrieved on March 2008". Truthinshredding.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2012-03-01.