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MICKI FREE “LIVE” WORLDWIDE 2013

March 13th, 2013

See me “LIVE” and in color in Sweden April 12th & Norway April 13th with my partner Jean Beauvoir!

Beauvoir/Free UK Dates

March 13th, 2013

JEAN BEAUVOIR And MICKI FREE To Reunite For U.K. Acoustic Tour – Feb. 9, 2013
American rock veterans Jean Beauvoir and Micki Free, the duo who shook the bones of the rock world in the early ’90s with their debutCROWN OF THORNS album, are back together, reuniting for just a handful of acoustic dates across the U.K. in April. 

Their last performance together was in 2009 at Hard Rock Calling(London) with Bruce Springsteen and Dave Matthews, but fans ofBeauvoir and Free can rejoice for their first joint U.K. club appearance since 1994.

Outside of CROWN OF THORNS, their collective credits read like a “who’s-who”, rock’n'roll hall of fame since Beauvoir and Free parted ways.

Famed for his blond mohawk whilst an original member of THE PLASMATICSBeauvoir also played bass and guitar with Steve Van Zandt‘s LITTLE STEVEN & THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL. He was then signed by Richard Branson to Virgin and went on to pursue an international platinum solo career, including the worldwide hit “Feel The Heat”, the featured song for Sylvester Stallone‘s “Cobra” film. He later formed and fronted VOODOO X and recorded a further five albums withCROWN OF THORNS.

Beauvoir has produced and written for THE RAMONESKISSDebbie HarryTHE PRETENDERSJohn WaiteLionel RichieN’SYNC; appeared on over 100 albums over the past two decades and his film music credits are endless, with “Cobra”“Pet Semetary”“Flawless”,“Christmas With The Kranks”“Rock’n'Roll High School Forever” and“School of Rock”; not to mention tours and live performances with BON JOVIVAN HALENTina TurnerAEROSMITHDavid BowieBruce Springsteen and more!

Grammy Award winner and international multi-platinum recording artistMicki Free continued to tour the world and record and perform with his own projects after CROWN OF THORNS. Famously discovered by none other than Gene Simmons of KISSFree was a member of the R&B super group SHALAMAR who spawned countless top ten hits, including the “Dancing In The Sheets” from “Footloose”.

Original founding member of CROWN OF THORNS and principal co-writer of the debut album, along with partner BeauvoirMicki Free has since performed, written and/or recorded with Billy Gibbons of ZZ TOPBill WymanCarlos SantanaCindy Blackman-SantanaGene Simmonsand Paul Stanley of KISS, and Prince, to name but a few.

“We both coincidentally moved back to L.A. 2003 and met up, letting bygones be bygones,” says Beauvoir. “We talked of joining forces again for a new project, but due to commitments, only some demo recording sessions and a one-off show at Hard Rock Calling was all we had time to do, so this is the first chance for us to get together and tour the U.K. asBeauvoir and Free. I look forward to this exciting new chapter in our careers!”

This short U.K. acoustic run in April will be the first official tour of any kind for the duo with recording plans in the making.

“Performing with my longtime friend and partner Jean brings a certain magic that we create together,” says Free. “We think as one with classic hard rock riffs and melodic hooks that we do so well as a team. I am looking forward to unleashing this magic again performing acoustically with Jean in my favourite part of the world, the U.K.!”

Tickets for BeauvoirFree are on sale now from Ticketweb.co.uk or 0844 477 2000.

 

“LIGHT THE SKY” TOYAHVALE TX.

December 1st, 2012

NOTE: I will NOT be performing on guitar. This is a private event where I will be performing on my Native American Flutes, select songs from my Native American Flute CD’s; The Sun Chaser, Sedona Free and Comanche. We will be lighting candles along the route use to haul horses to slaughter. Please support “Thundering Hooves” as they try and stop this horrible curse on the horses and burros. They are a small select group of passionate human beings and I support them fully.

SANTANA JAM HOUSE OF BLUES LAS VEGAS

November 21st, 2012

Micki Jammed with his lifetime idol and friend Carlos Santana. It was a dream come true.

“PALADINOS NIGHT CLUB”

November 10th, 2012

Join me Nov 10th @ 10pm along with friends; Prescott Niles bassist formerly of The Knack and drummer Duane Waider to burn it down at Paladinos Night Club. My very “special guest” is my good friend and bro; Sin the KILLER guitartist from MINISTRY”. SIN will  jam “Voodoo Chile” (Slight Return) by Jimi Hendrix with me!!! A MUST SEE JAM!!

NOTE: Dont be late as we hit excatly at 10pm and its a short 45 minute set!! CD’s will be sold as well!!!


OCT 6TH “THUNDERING HOOVES EVENT!

September 15th, 2012

Thundering Hooves ~  A Native Peoples Event

Granada Theatre

Alpine, Texas

October 5th, 6th & 7th, 2012

http://www.thunderinghooves.info

I will be performing at this event that is truly close to my heart….saving horses from slaughter. Please join me and all my fellow musicians and friends to support this cause. I will also be signing autographs and CD’s.

MICKI FREE WITH “SHALAMAR” 2012-2013!

August 14th, 2012

I am happy to say I will be once again reunited with my man Howard Hewett and Carolyn Griffery; “SHALAMAR” starting in Las Vegas in November! Please see info below for ALL you need to know to join us on this fun night with friends and special guests! HAVE MERCY!!

“OLD SCHOOL CLASSIC JAM CONCERT BENEFIT FOR CANCER”

DATE: NOV 17-TH 2012

VENUE: RIVERIA HOTEL & CASINO PAVILION / 2901 LAS VEGAS BLVD So. LAS VEGAS NV-89109

FEATURING: SHALAMAR / ROSE ROYCE / CHERRELLE / ROB BASE

TIME: 7:30PM

 

4/16/12 “Smoking London Performance @ 12 Bar Club”!

April 19th, 2012

Wow!…Just returned home from a “quick and exhausting” trip to London and a KILLER solo appearance at The 12 Bar Club in London on Denmark St, to promote my new blues CD release on Cargo Records entitled “Tattoo Burn”.

The 12 Bar Club reminded me of a New York club called “CBGB” I use to hang out at long time ago. In attendance were my loyal London fans, record company, booking agent and PR company… and my life time friend “Ciro” who in his “grande style” brought along his bevy of friends including some of London’s beautiful models! I loved this performance as it was solo, and I could stop and tell the stories of each song I performed off the new CD like; “Greens and Barbecue,” “Mojo Black Coffee” and the CD’s tittle track “Tattoo Burn”. Of course I had to perform a few of my Jimi Hendrix faves such as “Red House”(NOTE: on the Tattoo Burn CD my mate Bill Wyman from The Rolling Stones plays bass recorded LIVE in Hyde Park) and “Voodoo Chile” (slight return). I also had an excellent bassist I met at Ciros Pomodoro restaurant in Knightsbridge named “Franco” join me as well for a few songs and he was as they say in the UK; in “top form”! For my fans who couldn’t be there…well the rumor is I will be back in London July 6th performing with…WELL!!!….I can’t tell you that until it’s TOTALLY confirmed!!!

Below are quotes from a “few good friends” and one from “yours truly” used in a London press release which accurately describes how they feel about me and how I feel about my connection with the blues;

“I’m not into guitar technique and or speed. I am a simple “blues-rock inspired guitarist”, influenced by the greats that came before me; Muddy Waters, Albert King, John Lee Hooker, Billy Gibbons and Jimi Hendrix to name a few. I am only interested in the outcome of my guitar playing in connection with my songwriting or a good “free form jam”….did it move my audience and listeners, did we connect on the level of music” -Micki Free

“Micki Free, is a multi-talented maker of mad machinations in a most mesmerizing manner” -The Rev. Billy F. Gibbons, ZZ Top
“Jimi Hendrix rides again!” – Bill Wyman (who performs with Micki on a version of ‘Red House’ on the album)
“Micki Free is not a Jimi Hendrix impersonator, but a Jimi Hendrix innovator,” -Gene Simmons

I used one of my favorite guitars for this performance, my Gibson Custom Shop NAMM 1961 Korina Flying V, and it didn’t let me down! I performed songs from “Tattoo Burn” CD as well as songs from my other solo works as well such as my hit “Wounded Knee”. Here is the Cargo Records link for the CD as a digital download; http://www.cargorecords.co.uk/release/18882

Hope to see everyone soon,

Cheers….Micki Free

Nov 17th Micki Free performs in LA at The Key Club for “Feed America NOW” benefit!

November 17th, 2011

After speaking to my old friend Willie Basse of the band “Black Sheep” fame, featuring Slash in the day, (AND WHO AUDITIONED FOR MY BAND “CROWN OF THORNS” AS WELL BACK IN THE DAY!), i’ve decide to perform for a major benefit called; “FEED AMERICA NOW”! I will be performing with the original” Crown of Thorns” rythmn section, Hawk on drums and Michael Paige on bass…bad ass baby!!!

Besides championing for Native American causes, I support any and ALL programs that will take care of our own first. Below is the mission statement for this program. Please support and come see me at the Key Club Nov 17th!

“America is the land of plenty, with more than enough to go around.
But our rapidly changing economy has created a tremendous increase in demand for Food bank food distribution programs.

Our Government is cutting such programs by 20-30%, or eliminating them all together. For 1 in 6 Americans, hunger is a reality. Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. These are often hard-working, educated adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days. Predominately children, working poor families, and the recently unemployed. 1 in 5 children go to bed hungry every night.

The mission at Feed America-Now is to create financial support from Music and Entertainment to feed America’s hungry through Food banks nationwide and engage our country to end hunger”.  www.feedamerica-now.org

MICKI FREE TO TOUR WITH SHALAMAR IN 2012!

October 20th, 2011

It’s Official!!! After meetings with Howard Hewett in LA, Micki Free is on board to tour with Shalamar in 2012!

“My fans know first and foremost I am a solo blues-rock artist, and Howard has his solo career, but in no way do our solo careers interfere with our coming together once again as the Grammy award Winning group Shalamar! “I am excited to tour with Howard again and perform some of the songs that made Shalamar a household name such as our mega smash “Dancing In The Sheets”!

Taking the girl slot in the group is the very talented Carylon Griffey, daughter of record magnet, the late Dick Griffey. Look for Shalamar on tour in your city in 2012!