Michael Chetwynd "Mike" Slamer is a British guitarist.
|Genres||Rock, glam metal|
|Associated acts||City Boy|
Slamer started his career playing in the UK prog-rock band City Boy. Since then, he has worked as a staff composer for various movies and TV series, has been a session guitarist for numerous recording artists, and played in several bands. He provided the guitar solos on Warrant's first two albums, Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich and Cherry Pie. He also contributed a solo on a Kix record.
He at different times cooperated with two members of the progressive rock band Kansas. With Steve Walsh he formed Streets, and with Billy Greer he created the band Seventh Key. Streets released two albums on the Atlantic label, 1st (1983) and Crimes in Mind (1985). A live Streets album was released on the BMG label in 1997 and features a concert for the King Biscuit Flower Hour radio show from 1983.
Slamer has also released two albums with the group Steelhouse Lane, plus a solo album entitled Nowhere Land, with former Strangeways member Terry Brock on vocals (2006).
with City Boy
with Steelhouse Lane
- 1998: Metallic Blue (Avex Trax) (guitar)
- 1999: Slaves of the New World (Escape Music Ltd.) (producer, guitar)
Chris Thompson and Mike Slamer
- 2001: Won't Lie Down (CD) (guitar)
with Seventh Key
- 2001: Seventh Key (with Billy Greer) (CD) (producer, guitar)
- 2004: The Raging Fire (with Billy Greer) (CD)
- 2005: Seventh Key Live in Atlanta (with Billy Greer) (CD and DVD)
- 2013: I Will Survive (with Billy Greer) (CD)
with Devil's Hand
- 2018: Devil's Hand (with Andrew Freeman) (CD) (producer, guitar)
- Angry Anderson
- 1990: Blood from Stone (CD) (guitar)
- Steve Walsh
- 2000: Glossolalia (CD) (guitar)
- Terry Brock
- 2010: Diamond Blue (CD) (producer, guitar)
As solo artist (Slamer)
- 2006: Nowhere Land (Frontiers Records)
- Whitburn, Joel (2008). Joel Whitburn Presents Rock Tracks 1981-2008. Record Research. pp. 247–. ISBN 9780898201741. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
- Official website
- Myspace profile for Mike Slamer
- Radio interview with Mike Slamer about his time with City Boy (August 2006)
- "Nowhere Land – Slamer"