about


Photo: Kelly Marie Photography

My name is Mike DeGuzman. I’m a Chicago based musician and member of Savannah, GA born reggae/rock group, PASSAFIRE. Through this site, I will be documenting my tour experiences along with my other musical endeavors.


How I linked up with Passafire…

A while back, I posted a piano cover of Down Down Down by The Expendables. Their manager, Donovan, came across it and messaged me. Through this, I was given the opportunity to open The Expendables’ set on 01.21.10 @ The House of Blues in Chicago and play a few songs with them on 05.01.10 @ The Rave in Milwaukee.

The Chicago show was The Expendables’ headlining Winter Blackout Tour with supporting bands Passafire, Iration, Pour Habit, & Roots Down Below. It was at this show when I first met the guys from Passafire. I showed them my cover of Casting of the Cares, along with my other various YouTube videos. They eventually asked me to become a full-time member to start 2011.

Since joining the band: we’ve played 800+ shows, we’ve released 3.5 albums, and we’ve toured Europe over the span of 2 summers. I’ve met some amazing people along the way and look forward to meeting many more new friends across the globe. To all my friends & family, thank you for your continued support!


Credits

Passafire:
Longshot (2017)
Feel It (2015)
Interval (2015)
Piano Renditions (2013)
Vines (2013)
Remixed From Scratch (2012)
Start From Scratch (2011)
Live From The Road Vol. 2 (2011)

Fluid Minds:
Johnny Cosmic – Shoulder of Giants (2012)
Bear Down (2011)
Punk Floyd (2011)
Remixed (2011)
Vaporizer (2010)
Gamma Wave (2010)

Misc.:
David Foral – Stone Soup Vol. 2 (2017)
David Foral – Stone Soup Vol. 1 (2016)
Jimkata – Remix In Light (2014)
Slatetrain – Slatetrain (2014)
Tubby Love – Love Is Alive (2013)
KnowledgeBorn07 – T.M.O.I.A. (2013)
KnowledgeBorn07 – Dub Knowledge (2011)
KnowledgeBorn07 – Cosmic Knowledge (2010)