- Mic Michaeli
Mic Michaeli Background information Birth name Gunnar Mathias Michaeli Born 11 November 1962
Upplands Väsby, Sweden
Genres Heavy metal, hard rock, glam metal Instruments Keyboards, Guitar Years active 1984–present Associated acts Europe, Glenn Hughes, Brazen Abbot, Last Autumn's Dream
Gunnar Mathias "Mic" Michaeli (born 11 November 1962 in Upplands Väsby, Sweden) is the keyboardist in the Swedish rock band Europe. Like many of the other Europe members he grew up in Stockholm suburb Upplands Väsby. He joined the band for their Wings of Tomorrow tour in 1984, taking vocalist Joey Tempest's place behind the keyboards.
Michaeli has co-written several Europe songs; the most famous song is the hit ballad "Carrie" from the album The Final Countdown. The song was co-written by Michaeli and Tempest, and was Europe's biggest hit in the U.S., reaching number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
After Europe went on hiatus in 1992, Michaeli recorded and toured with bands like Brazen Abbot, Last Autumn's Dream and former Black Sabbath / Deep Purple vocalist Glenn Hughes. He also co-wrote several songs on Joey Tempest's third solo album, Joey Tempest, which was released in 2002.
Michaeli is divorced and currently living in Stockholm. He has three children, Marcus, Moa and Matilda.
- Europe - The Final Countdown (1986)
- Tone Norum - One of a Kind (1986)
- Europe - Out of This World (1988)
- Europe - Prisoners in Paradise (1991)
- Glenn Hughes - From Now On... (1994)
- Glenn Hughes - Burning Japan Live (1994)
- Brazen Abbot - Live and Learn (1995)
- Brazen Abbot - Eye of the Storm (1996)
- Brains Beat Beauty - First Came Moses, Now This... (1997)
- Brazen Abbot - Bad Religion (1997)
- Thore Skogman - Än Är Det Drag (1998)
- Nikolo Kotzev - Nikolo Kotzev's Nostradamus (2001)
- Brazen Abbot - Guilty as Sin (2003)
- Last Autumn's Dream - Last Autumn's Dream (2003)
- Europe - Start from the Dark (2004)
- Europe - Secret Society (2006)
- Bosses Vänner - Läget? (2007)
- Europe - Last Look at Eden (2009)
- John Norum - Play Yard Blues (2010)
Studio albums EPsOn the Loose (1985) Live albums Compilations VideographyThe Final Countdown Tour 1986 (2004) • Rock the Night: Collectors Edition (2004) • Live from the Dark (2005) • The Final Countdown Tour 1986: Live in Sweden
– 20th Anniversary Edition (2006) • Almost Unplugged (2009) • Live at Shepherd's Bush, London (2011)
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