If their was a position in Government for A Minister Of Electric Bass Guitar, Michael Amico Would surely be elected. He has been playing Bass for 40 years and Studied the Instrument with some of the best players in the world including at The Bass Institute of technology.
“I kind of started my journey by going to a friends guitar lessons at a music store and listening from outside the room. My first Bass was an electric guitar with the highest two strings removed lol.” Hailing from Rochester New York , Michael was surrounded by a very vibrant music culture anchored by The House Of Guitars And The Penny Arcade. “Rochester was such a great place to be in my 20’s . The Penny Arcade was my introduction to Talas and Billy Sheehan and many other great bands. Many Fond Memories were made .” Michael immersed himself in the instrument practicing 8-12 hours a day and opportunity came knocking in the form of Alice’s Nightmare a national touring Alice Cooper Tribute. “ I shared the stage with Guillotines, Coffins, And. 12 ft Boa Constrictor. I bet not many can say that .” Subsequent opportunity led him to A Montreal based band named Lipstick.” The Band was signed to Whitney Houston’s Management company and I remember a moment when Cissy Houston walked into the office and said who are these boys? Michael went on to play and tour and record with pat travers who at time featured Ansley Dunbar From Frank Zappa, Journey And Whitesnake fame. “Ansley liked to drive late at night after gigs and the stories he told were surreal “ these days michael can be seen playing around Florida with Hard Drive Or The Acoustic Trio and Teaching via MeetHook (an online app) or privately in his studio. He is currently also finishing his Bass Instructional Book due to be released this year. “Music is energy. You play a note and it vanishes seemingly into the air. You cannot get it back. But it is powerful cause somebody’s soul caught it! You know if I dare to impart any wisdom to people , put down your phone, shut the technology off and go let live music make the hair on your arms stand on edge again. Stop worrying about capturing the moment on video and live the moment.”