Mike Kerr (FirstBourne)
Mike Kerr - now residing in the U.S., is a Brazilian born guitarist and composer, and is the front-man and guitarist for the Heavy Metal group FirstBourne as well as his earlier recording act The Mike Kerr Group, a totally instrumental Rock project. He is an award winning, internationally renowned guitarist / recording artist who is also called to headline professional guitar clinics, making appearances all over the world.
His 2015 album "The Truth of the Lion" (released under the name The Mike Kerr Group) is a collection of carefully crafted songs using a soft touch and soothing orchestral accompaniment. His first album, "The Fire" showcased Mike's technical prowess with a set of fast paced high energy songs. Mike has performed in historical places such as Whiskey A Go Go, CA, The Palladium, MA, House of Blues, CA, and a myriad of other venues. In 2016 Mike Kerr (The Mike Kerr Group) were the winners of an IPMA (International Portuguese Music Award) for Best Instrumental Rock Album.
In the same year (2016), Mike Kerr, along with long time musical partner, bassist Ven Thangaraj, and vocalist Adrienne Cowan collaborated once again, then bringing on well-known Brazilian producer Jim Oliveira (on second guitar for recording purposes) and Chris Dovo on drums to form "FirstBourne", an extension group of Mike Kerr's award winning musical artistry. FirstBourne released their debut album in 2016 titled "Riot" and is off to a great start as FirstBourne is now nominated in several categories with the IPMA's for 2017.
D&A couldn't be more ecstatic having Mike Kerr and FirstBourne as official D&A Guitar Gear Artists!
The Fire - released in 2013, available at itunes and CD Baby. Producer - Jota Vox.
Truth Of The Lion - 2015 (browser search "Mike Kerr Truth Of The Lion")
Riot - 2016 (FirstBourne)