BiografieBritish guitarist Mike Slamer started his career in the Birmingham based band CITY BOY, a Progressive / Melodic Rock sextet who debuted with their self-titled album on Vertigo in 1976. The band enjoyed some success in its home country and Scandinavia, but the onslaught of Punk Rock suffocated any further progress and in 1981, after the release of "It´s Personal", CITY BOY decided to call it a day.

Slamer would then relocate in the USA to form in 1983 the highly rated melodic rock act STREETS, together with vocalist Steve Walsh who had just left the hit band KANSAS at the time. Completing the line-up were former QB1 bassist / vocalist Billy Greer and drummer Tim Gehrt.

STREETS recorded two highly rated studio albums on Atlantic until Steve Walsh and Billy Greer would join a reformed line-up of KANSAS in 1986 for the release of the "Power" album.

Slamer then started working both as session player and as composer with a number of melodic and hard rock artists in the late eighties. As guitarist he appeared on both FIONA´s ´Heart Like A Gun´ and ´Beyond The Pale´ albums. His track ´Dr. Love´ is included on the HARDLINE album ´Double Eclipse´ and he is credited as songwriter on HOUSE OF LORDS epic ´Demons Down´ record. He also collaborated with WALL OF SILENCE, WARRANT on their first two albums "Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich" and "Cherry Pie" and later with MICHAEL SWEET, JAMES CHRISTIAN and TOWER CITY in the nineties.

He reappeared as an active band member playing on and producing two albums with STEELHOUSE LANE and later with former Manfred Mann´s band singer Chris Thompson. He has recently joined ranks again with former STREETS bandmate Billy Greer in SEVENTH KEY, playing and co-writing on two studio and one live cd/DVD release.

Now Mike has decided to come up with its own name with the aim to release the ultimate album of his career ! Magnificent producer and immaculate songwriter, Slamer is joined on the record by none other than the extraordinary former STRANGEWAYS and THE SIGN singer Terry Brock. The result is nothing else than a wet dream for all lovers of STEELHOUSE LANE and SEVENTH KEY with a slight progressive and heavier edge.

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Seit über 30 Jahren ist der britische Multiinstrumentalist und Produzent Mike Slamer nun schon im Geschäft und hat mit seinen Bands CITY BOY, STREETS und STEELHOUSE LANE über ein Dutzend Alben auf dem