Inspired by bands like Guns´n Roses, Metallica and Nirvana, Micki began playing the guitar in 1994. Just a couple of months later, he began looking for musicians in order to start playing in a band. This resulted in the rock band CROSSING GREEN, in which he assumed both the songwriting duties as well as management/booking. The band released the single Galaxis and the album Sexshop. In 2003, the course in pop music at the Musikhochschule Hamburg was a decisive guidepost for his development as a guitarist. Here, he was coach by instructors Peter Weihe, Jane Comerford, and Udo Dahmen, among others, which infinitely expanded his horizon in terms of playing technique, styles, and tonal possibilities. That same year he became the new guitarist for DIVERSION. Various releases and the filming of a video were followed by a tour of Germany and additional dates, among other things, in support of In Extremo, Exila, Revolverheld, Bonfire, and Bananafishbones. Micki has run the "School of Rock" guitar school since 2005. In his home studio, the "Überschallstudio", he teaches some 40-45 students a week, including beginners and advanced students aged 6-66 in all genres. In 2006, the Schwäbisch Hall-based band "STONE THE CROW" tapped Micki as their new guitarist. He proved himself on their album "Fitting The Pieces", as well as in shows opening for Aerosmith, Reamon, Haeven And Hell, and, in Spain, even Queensryche. In 2009, he started the metal formation EYES OF SOLACE in order to explore new paths in music with Stone The Crow singer Marc Zillmann. Highlights thus far were appearances at both Rock am Ring and Rock im Park 2010 and club gigs with Times of Grace (Killswitch Engage), Sevendust, Caliban, and the Emil Bulls. On the heels of outstanding feedback in connection the Fire EP, an album has been announced for spring 2013.
In terms of quality, the PDI 03 is the best tool for giving my live sound a little extra kick. The guitar sounds more transparent, lively, and natural, with an even wider tonal spectrum! When I'm recording, now I can really turn up the amp until the power stage goes into overdrive and do it all direct without a cabinet.