Dave Mikesch & Postal Fury
Guitarist, Dave Mikesch has been a performer for over 35 years. His main genre is instrumental rock. His music can be best described as progressive rock, instrumental music, jam rock and even dance and pop rock. ("Perhaps along the lines of Jeff Beck meets Van Halen meets the 21st century", says Dave). Dave studied music theory with renowned European concert violinist and former president of the Chicago Musical College, Francois D'albert. In the past, Dave Mikesch worked in every circle from wedding bands to rock bands. While his specific instrument is electric guitar, he also plays bass guitar and drums. His musical influences are Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai to name a few. Dave has 2 full length CD's released - "Dave Mikesch and Postal Fury" (2000) and "The Art of Improvisation" (2006). He has also appeared on 3 compilation CD's with songs from "Dave Mikesch and Postal Fury". The song "Bee Swarm" appears on "Songs of the Big List" and his song "Invasion" can be found on the compilation titled "Small World". His high energy song "1980" appears on a compilation titled "Guitar gods". Songs receiving radio airplay include "Happy Birthday" on 95.1-WIIL and "Majesty" on 94.7-WJJO in Madison. His music is currently audio streamed into internet radio stations in virtual worlds such as Second Life. Future plans for Dave Mikesch include a new CD to be released, as well as his continued live audio and video feed concerts on the internet via his avatar Nevin Nightfire in the MMORP game, Second Life. Dave's avatar, 'Nevin Nightfire' is a 2008 nominee for 'Best Live Musician' by the SRCA, a virtual world publication with 30,000 readers. Dave is under exclusive management with Midwest Entertainers.(See link). His music is available for purchase at CD Baby by searching Dave Mikesch or Postal Fury. Contact Dave, listen to tracks and send friend requests to his Myspace link. Quote from Dave Mikesch: "Musicians often go through life worrying about fame, money, and other people's opinions of their music, which to me, is a recipe for disaster! If you worry about those things, it takes away from the joy of music. You obviously can't please everyone, no matter how talented you are and how great your songs are. So to me, the thing I'm most proud of is that I have my own style - nobody really sounds like me but me. To be unique in a world of millions of musicians is truly a wonderful accomplishment".