Mike Orlando / Adrenaline Mob
Hometown:Staten Island, New York
Associated Acts:Hard rock group Adrenaline Mob
Brazilian metal act Noturnall
Instrumental act Sonic Stomp
Member of Randy Rhoads Remembered Tour
TV Credits:Guest Guitarist on Season 14 (2015) of VH1 Classic television show That Metal Show
Did You Know?Mike Orlando made his debut as a monthly instructional columnist for Guitar World in August 2017.
As owner of his own recording studio, Sonic Stomp Studios, he handles everything from engineering to producing to mixing and mastering.
The Guitar BugOrlando was bitten by the guitar bug at the age of five when his dad would play him music by Les Paul and Mary Ford. But, it was hearing the likes of Eddie Van Halen and Randy Rhoads that made him think, “'OK, I wanna be a rock star!'
"All the great guitar players made their mark, though. Eddie and Randy were huge, but there were so many. I became this obsessed kid who just loved the guitar and all the greats." – Mike Orlando to Music Radar