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Rock: Instrumental Rock Rock: Progressive Rock Moods: Featuring Guitar Moods: Type: Instrumental

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United States - New Mexico

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Mike Dekleva

Mike Dekleva is a guitarist and composer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Inspired by artists like Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Andy Timmons, and Nashville session guitarist, Robbie Calvo, Mike has composed and recorded his original brand of instrumental rock music for over 20 years. A veteran of several original hard rock bands, and having played in live music settings in different contexts hundreds of times, Mike has studied guitar and music composition with Robbie Calvo and other prominent instrumental rock guitarists.

"Synergy" is Mike's latest four-song EP release. "Synergy" was recorded on May 5, 2015, at Paragon Recording Studios in Franklin, Tennessee, and during subsequent sessions in Nashville, Tennessee, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Kona, Hawaii. The band for the session was comprised of Mike Dekleva, Robbie Calvo, and three talented Nashville studio musicians that were hand-picked specifically for the project. ”Synergy" represents the culmination of the years that Mike has spent developing his guitar style and songwriting skills. While featuring lyrical guitar melodies and pop-style musical arrangements, the songs on “Synergy” also incorporate elements of Mike's classic hard rock influences. In the words of Robbie Calvo, Nashville session guitarist, producer, songwriter, and master educator, "the original compositions you hear on 'Synergy' embody all of the sensibilities it takes to produce a living work of art...from spark to completion...and Mike Dekleva's personal guitar voice, heart, and passion for life, can be heard in every note.”