Michael Casswell, English guitarist, Died at 53


Michael Casswell was born on June 18, 1963, and died on September 30, 2016.

He was an English session guitarist.

Casswell toured and recorded with numerous artists including Brian May, Joe Bonamassa, Steve Hackett, Wang Chung, Ronan Keating, Rose Royce, Cozy Powell, Tony Hadley, Go West, Dean Friedman, Limahl (Kajagoogoo), Rhinos Revenge Band, and Marcus Malone.

He started playing the guitar from the age of 11.

In the mid-1980s he was signed to RCA USA as a part of a band called Heroes.

As of the late 1980s to the early 1990s he was signed to MCA UK with the British rock band Walk on Fire, which released an album Blind Faith in 1989.

During 1992, he joined the Brian May Band for the South America tour.

He co-wrote and co-produced Cozy Powell’s last solo album Especially for You that was released from Polygram Records in 1998.

He played in the West End Queen musical We Will Rock You, from 2006 to 2008.

He has also taught guitar through many DVDs from Lick Library with an emphatic focus on classic rock and blues styles.

From 2011, Casswell has been regularly contributing to Guitar Interactive magazine with columns, gear reviews and interviews.

During 2014, he released a solo album entitled Complaints about the noise.

Michael Casswell passed away at 53 years old.