Reviews and Testimonials

‘A young virtuoso’ – Ken Bruce (BBC Radio 2)

‘Jaw-dropping’ Guitar Player Magazine (US)

‘The Acoustic Tapping Titan’Total Guitar/Musicradar

‘Astounding virtuosity’Gotye

‘He slaps, taps and caresses his way to brilliance’ Guitar World Magazine (US)

‘An innate melodic instinct and incredible guitar prowess’ –  Guitar World’s Acoustic Nation (US)

‘What the hell is going on? It’s beautiful’ James Valentine (Maroon 5)

‘He’s among the very best in the world. He’s exceptional, I know you’re going to love him’Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues)

’Beautiful and sensitively played arrangements and compositions’ Acoustic Magazine (UK)

‘Extraordinary’Sky TV

‘Amazing Guitarist’ (Headline)

‘Outstanding’ – Time Out (Kuala Lumpur)

‘Percussive. Melodic. Spunky. Sweet’ Minor 7th (US)

‘Mike Dawes’ debut album is nothing short of genius’Amazon (UK)

‘A perfect balance of emotion and technically superior skill, 12 out of 15’ Musik Reviews (Germany)

‘Dawes is one guy performing as 5!’

’Incredible’International Guitar Foundation (IGF)

‘Completely Spellbinding’Evening Post

‘Dawes dazzled the Seattle audience with his dizzying technique’ Seattle Post

It is my view that he is in the top 1% for guitar performance in the world‘ – Rob Poland, Candyrat Records CEO

‘Mike tears it right up’Andy Mckee

‘Spectacular’Eric Whitacre

‘This guy makes me want to put my guitar in the recycling’Beardyman

’A world-class acoustic act’

‘A hero with his own personal brand of pwnage’Machinae Supremacy

’Mike Dawes is a F***ing awesome guitarist!’Jon Gomm

’Mike is a seriously, seriously awesome guitarist’ Newton Faulkner

’He can make the guitar talk, with no effort!’Jamie Bell (Actor)



  • RICARDO said on Nov 14, 2013 8:33 pm

    My name is Ricardo Kugler and I am the programming director of Sala Telefonica del Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City ( The purpose of this email is to contact you to see the possibility of having a show of Mike Dawes in our venue next year. Thank you very much. Best wishes, Ricardo

  • LE said on Dec 15, 2013 4:00 am

    Mike I am 62 years old and I loved music in my teens. I still listen to music from those days but I lost my passion for it along the way. I am about to retire and thought I might start playing guitar again and I started watching Justin Sandercoe videos which is where I caught you teaching him to play Boogie Shred. In the last few weeks, I discovered Callum Graham, Don Ross, Chris Woods , Pierre Bensusan, Ben Lapps and more all because of you. You have rekindled my love of music. Now I come home and listen to music until it’s time to go to bed. I was afraid the young talent was fading away but now I realize I was looking in the wrong places. I can’t wait to hear more new music from you. Keep up the great work!!!!!!!

    • mdlogin said on Dec 15, 2013 5:00 pm

      Thanks man, humbling to read. Thanks for listening!

  • chuck perrin said on Dec 21, 2013 7:17 pm

    I operate a wonderful all ages performance space in San Diego – know you’ve got the jan-feb tour in place, but if you want to slide in a show on Jan 26 . . . or next time maybe.

  • Grahame Smith said on Jan 9, 2014 12:05 am

    inspiring and brilliant thanks mike
    I come home and pick up the guitar now me and the daughter try to play together awesome
    thanks again

  • chris oates said on Jan 22, 2014 7:41 pm

    hi there. im a big fan. love percussive guitar. I have a huge favour to ask. iv been looking for a tab for oneof your songs. its a tab for slap attack (or flexible fingers) I cant find it anywhere. im willing to pay for said tab to you or a charity of your choice. I would be very gratefull if you could do this for me, as its a fantastic song, looks cool and most importantly… will get me some sex ahaha. thanks very much.

    • mdlogin said on Jan 23, 2014 11:04 pm

      Good luck with that. I’ll email it to you. I had it on the site as a 100% donation, but the asshats made me take it down. If anyone is reading this and wants it, just message me. Once the campaign is over I should be able to put it back up. Thanks for listening 🙂 I’ll add the charity information in private email.

  • Jan Dong said on Jan 25, 2016 8:30 am

    Hi Mike,

    We enjoyed your performance in Victoria, BC, (Canada) at the UVIC Farquhar Auditorium recently. We admired your talent on the guitar as well as your humour.

    You requested a song title for the unnamed song performed. I do not know the background for the song. However, I suggest the title “I Hear You”. It made me think that as an author of the song, You Hear Us, and we the audience or that special person in your life Hear You.

    I hope you will have the opportunity to perform in Victoria again in the future.

    Jan Dong

  • southsideelectric said on Aug 11, 2017 12:45 pm

    I have a mac. How do I unzip file. I downloaded and it says file is not supported

    • mdlogin said on Aug 24, 2017 10:28 pm

      There are a bunch of free applications online that will unzip files on a mac. Just google ‘Unzip for Mac’ and download a zip file viewer/extractor 🙂

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