Michael Lockwood (guitarist)

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Michael Lockwood
Michael Lockwood in midst of creative spark.jpg
Background information
Birth nameMichael Dean Lockwood
Born(1961-05-22) May 22, 1961 (age 52)
Hawthorne, California, United States
OriginLos Angeles, California, USA
GenresNew Wave, hard rock, experimental rock, pop rock
Instrumentsguitar, bass, mandolin, slide guitar, harmonica, banjo,
Years active1975 - present
LabelsCapitol Records, EMI
Associated actsLisa Marie Presley, Carly Simon, Fiona Apple, bijou Phillips,
Websitemichaellockwood.com
 
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Michael Lockwood
Michael Lockwood in midst of creative spark.jpg
Background information
Birth nameMichael Dean Lockwood
Born(1961-05-22) May 22, 1961 (age 52)
Hawthorne, California, United States
OriginLos Angeles, California, USA
GenresNew Wave, hard rock, experimental rock, pop rock
Instrumentsguitar, bass, mandolin, slide guitar, harmonica, banjo,
Years active1975 - present
LabelsCapitol Records, EMI
Associated actsLisa Marie Presley, Carly Simon, Fiona Apple, bijou Phillips,
Websitemichaellockwood.com

Michael Dean Lockwood (born May 22, 1961 in Hawthorne California) is an American guitarist and producer, a native of Hawthorne, best known for producing and performing with Lisa Marie Presley, Aimee Mann and Fiona Apple among others. Lockwood graduated from Highland High School in Bakersfield in 1979. He has worked with Carly Simon, Fiona Apple, Bijou Phillips, Alana Davis, Ben Taylor, Leona Naess, Susanna Hoffs and Michael Penn. In 1985 Michael Lockwood joined the already established but yet unsigned Hollywood group Lions & Ghosts. They were later signed to EMI America Records and recorded their first album in London. They disbanded in 1989 after a second record was released and several members had changed. He formed a local Power pop band Wink with Michael Marquesen & Brian Keats. He married Lisa Marie Presley in a small ceremony in Kyoto, Japan on January 22, 2006.[1] Michael and Lisa Marie had fraternal twin girls via Caesarean section, weighing 5 pounds 2 ounces and 5 pounds 15 ounces respectively, at birth. The girls have been named Harper and Finley. The twins are the first children for Michael, and the third and fourth for Lisa Marie.[2][3]

Michael Lockwood is also currently the main guitarist for Lisa Marie's 'Storm & Grace' tour, that started on June 14, 2012.

Selected discography[edit]

Throughout his career Lockwood has worked with a wide range of artists and bands in various genres both as a musician & collaborator.[4]

YearCD TitleArtistCredits
2012Storm & GraceLisa Marie PresleyGuitar
2008This Kind of LoveCarly SimonGuitar, Soloist
2007Brittany ShaneBrittany ShaneBass, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Omnichord
2006Lucky GirlKirsten ProffitGuitar (Electric)
2006Movie Disaster MusicJosie CottonGuitar
2006Now WhatLisa Marie PresleyComposer, Executive Producer, Guitars, Programmer
2004I Heart HuckabeesJon BrionGuitar
2004New York's A Go GoSylvain SylvainGuitar
2004PianofortePhil ParlapianoGuitar(Electric)
2004SoundlightKeith ChagallGuitar(Electric), Soloist
2002Acoustic, Vol. 2Various artistsProducer
2002Anthology (Carly Simon album)Carly SimonGuitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric)
2002Bleeding TogetherDissentAssociate Producer, Cover Art
2002I Am SamI Am SamProducer, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
2002Lost in Space (album)Aimee MannProducer, Engineer, Editor, Guitars, Synthesizers
2002Respond, Vol. 2Various ArtistsGuitar (Electric), Keyboards, Producer
2002Songs Inspired by Literature: Chapter OneThe Sibl ProjectPrimary Artist
2001Detours into Unconscious RhythmsCalvin KeysPhotography
2000Bachelor No. 2 or, the Last Remains of the DodoAimee MannComposer, Guitars, Keyboards, Melodica, Bkgd Vocals
2000The Bedroom TapesCarly SimonGuitar (Acoustic)
2000Ultimate CollectionAimee MannGuitar
2000I'd Rather Eat GlassBijou PhillipsGuitar
1999Magnolia (soundtrack)Film ScoreComposer
1999Rubies on the LawnTrish MurphyGuitar
1998(Sleep) Baby DollSylvain SylvainGuitar
1997Brand New (Salt-n-Pepa album)Salt-N-PepaGuitar
1995Automatic 7Automatic 7Photography
1995I'm with StupidAimee MannGuitar
1994Save Me (Aimee Mann song)Aimee MannGuitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Bkgd Vocals
1989Wild GardenLions & GhostsGuitar, Bkgd Vocals
1989Velvet Kiss, Lick of the LimeLions & GhostsGuitar, Vocals

Musical equipment[edit]

Guitars and basses
  • Gretsch Champagne Sparkle Penguin
  • Gretsch Gold Sparkle Duo Jet
  • Bigsby/Martin Acoustic
  • Gretsch Syncromatic
  • Gretsch Resonator
Effect pedals
  • Roland Space Echo
  • Custom Pedalboard by David Friedman @ Rack Systems
  • Sekova Big Muff
  • Klon Overdrive
  • Lo Fi Junkie
  • Ernie Ball Ernie Ball Volume
  • Hard On
  • Compressor
  • Vox King Wah
  • Long Echo 13
  • Colorsound Overdriver
Amplifiers
  • Roy Blankenship Fat Boy with Sour Cream 1X12 and 1X15 (Fender Tweed Clones)
  • Fender Tube Reverb Tank
  • Cabling by Steve Eddy @ Q Audio

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/lisa-marie-presley-weds-again-20060217
  2. ^ Sarah Brightman, Lisa Marie Presley, Steven Tyler New York Times Thursday, August 7, 2008
  3. ^ People: Britney Spears, Eva Green, Lisa Marie Presley New York Times February 17, 2006
  4. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/michael-lockwood-mn0000459845

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