Mike Thompson
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Mike Thompson

Panama City, Florida, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Panama City, Florida, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
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"Debut Album from Mike Thompson features music industry heavyweights."


Debut Album from Mike Thompson features music industry heavyweights.

May 20, 2015 (Panama City, Florida, USA)

The debut album by singer-songwriter Mike Thompson, “Out of My Head”, was officially released on May 20th. The eleven tracks are powered by Thompson’s heart-felt lyrics, layered melodies, and driving rhythms.

This indie-rocker has some big name collaborators on this effort. Half of the tracks feature lead guitar and additional vocals of Mark Slaughter (Slaughter, Alice Cooper), as recorded by the legendary engineer Michael Wagener (Dokken, Metallica, Queen, and many more) in his Nashville Wire World Studio. Country star Collin Raye makes a special guest vocalist appearance on a high-energy cover of the Jay Ferguson classic “Thunder Island”. JJ Crews produced and recorded the album, and Eric Conn of Independent Mastering, whose clients range from Ted Nugent to Garth Brooks, mastered the project.

Thompson says of the album, “Like all good music, the tracks all have stories of their own. While I never intended it, there are themes of compassion and caring, nostalgia, love found, and friends lost woven all through the album. It is where I am in my life. Dealing with the loss of family members and friends, the joy and hardships of raising kids, and the bitter-sweetness of looking back on a life lived. Not every part of every song on there is about my life, but if you listen to it enough times, you will know a lot about me.”

Out of My Head tack listing:
1) The River
2) Radio Cosmos
3) The One
4) Little Dreamer
5) Jaded
6) Baggage
7) Homestead
8) Hype
9) Thunder Island
10) Can’t Be in Love
11) Memories of you

For more information on Mike and to hear his music:

Website: http://www.mikethompsonmusic.com
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inmikeshead/
On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/out-of-my-head/id997597694 -


Out of My Head - 2014



Mike Thompson is a songwriter and recording artist based on the beautiful Gulf Coast of North West Florida.  His travels have taken him literally around the world, but his wondering shoes have always brought him back home to the region.

Mike’s approach to creating music is very straightforward and honest.  In a recent interview, he was asked about his writing process.

 “I get an idea for a hook, a melody, a phrase.  I kick it around for a while and see where it goes.  Does it feel right?  Is there some experience in my life that I can tie to it?  Is there something to make it be meaningful, moving, or funny?  If it resonates with me, it grows and takes on a life of its own.  All that is left is trying to capture the thought so that it can be communicated to others.”

On his new effort, Out of My Head, Mike has collaborated with wonderfully talented artists including producer/engineer J.J. Crews, guitarist/singer Mark Slaughter of the band Slaughter, engineering ledgend Michael Wegener, and country superstar Collin Raye.  

“I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to work with some amazing individuals that were able to get the vibe and feel I was looking for, and then add some of themselves to the project, some of what makes them special.  That’s when the real magic happens!  I am extremely proud of the CD and how well all the tracks turned out,” says Mike. 

While performing with regional acts, Mike has supported national acts such as Collective Soul, Starship, Rick Springfield, Foghat, and Blackfoot.  Mike’s currently performs with a full five-piece band, and occasionally with only a piano accompaniment for more intimate, singer/songwriter events.


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