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!
• 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)