My name is Mike DeGuzman and I play keyboards for Savannah, GA based reggae/rock group, PASSAFIRE. Through this blog, I will be documenting my tour experiences along with other music projects and music related events. To all friends & family, thank you for your continued support through my musical endeavors!
A lot of people ask me how I linked up with Passafire, so here’s how it all started…
A while back, I posted a piano cover of Down Down Down by The Expendables on YouTube. Little did I know that their manager, Donovan, would reach out to give me props on it. 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 point when I first met the guys from Passafire. I sent the Passafire crew my cover of “Casting of the Cares” and they eventually came to the decision that I was well-suited to fill in on keyboards while Adam took time off the road.
After completing the winter 2011 tour, I was given the offer to join the band full-time. I gladly accepted the offer and am now an official member of Passafire. I look forward to meeting a lot of new friends and connections across the country.