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Mike Tramp
more to life than this

’More To Life Than This’, MIKE TRAMP’s brand-new album, has been born under a good sign due to various circumstances. It has the potential to finally eliminate misjudgements from the past and is being released at a time where one of Tramp’s older songs is once again rocketing up the European charts.

With classic American Hard-Rock, the cult-classic debut ’Fight To Survive’ and the sufficient major label support, WHITE LION reached platinum-plus status with their album ‘Pride’. On the heels of four major singles, the biggest being ’When The Children Cry’, WHITE LION established their status even further with the follow-up albums ’Big Game’ and ’Mane Attraction’ and were able to create a die-hard following all over the globe.

Mike Tramp on vocals and Vito Bratta on guitar were an inseparable duo in the tradition of the great, immortal duos of rock history that had to realize that, with the grunge-boom of the early nineties, there seemed to be no place for classic, catchy rock tunes.

However, Mike Tramp left no room for depression, wrote new songs with his old pal Oliver Steffensen and formed FREAK OF NATURE. Combining classic-rock formula with the musical spirit of the nineties, FREAK OF NATURE became one of the favorites of the European touring circuit and released two critically acclaimed albums but disbanded soon after.

Once again, Tramp would not lose his faith but jumped head-first into the new chapter of his career. Starting in the studio of his friend David Coverdale he started to work on his first solo-album ’Capricorn’ which was released in 1996 and showed Tramp from a drastically different, more stripped-down and intimate side. The lyrics got even more personal and, even though he toured stateside with Lynyrd Skynyrd, there was no real effort made from the label to push the album.

It wasn’t until 2001 that things took a different turn. After touring for 60+ shows in the US under his own flag in the summer, he started recordings on his second solo-album ’Recovering The Wasted Years’ which was released by European indie ’ulfTone music’ in February 2002. Tramp started touring Europe like there was no tomorrow and pleased each and every one that came to the shows. The album and tour got amazing reviews and Mike had finally showed everyone that he was still a major force to be reckoned with in the rock world.

The story continues: just now as the biggest WHITE LION-hit ’When The Children Cry’ is making it’s way up the charts, this time as a techno-dance-remix by renowned DJ/producer Mark’Oh, Tramp has finished his newest effort ’More To Life Than This’, which is presently slated for European release on March 17th, 2003.

Recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark, Tramp recruited quite a stunning array of musicians to help him record the album. Alongside his trusted, Danish rhythm section, the guitarist position was filled by some of the best players around: Todd Wolfe, best known for his work with SHERYL CROW, Grammy-award-winning Texas wunderkind ERIC JOHNSON and California session-ace and TOTO-mastermind STEVE LUKATHER all contributed to the album.

Tramp once again produced the album himself but relied on producer/engineer FLEMMING RASMUSSEN (Metallica) to engineer and mix the sessions in his very own SWEET SILENCE STUDIOS.

Mike Tramp is scheduled to perform on all major European festivals this summer and will play a full European tour this fall.


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other CDs by Mike Tramp:

recovering the wasted years