About Mick Mahan
Mick's been playing, touring and recording with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo for nearly 20 years, but before playing bass for one of the world's most enduring Rock acts Mick had already built a solid reputation in the world of Jazz/Funk.
Mick's used a lot of amps over the years, but it didn't take long for him to become a convert of the RH750 sound: "These amps are the bomb. On stage they just sound great - warm tone and I love the distortion capabilities. And I've not had one complaint from monitor world or front of house."
Mick's credit list needs a page in its own right, but distilled highlights include Prince, Sheryl Crow, Alan Parsons, Keith Emerson, Steve Miller and Barry Manilow. To compile such a lengthy biography takes time, so it comes as no surprise to learn that Mick started playing guitar in his first band aged 11. After a few years the band needed a bassist, Mick volunteered and, as he says, "immediately fell in love with the instrument".
He continued gigging after he moved to Los Angeles, where he promptly "realized he needed a more formal music education" to compete, so he set about furthering his studies in composition, arranging, reading and conducting at the Grove School of Music. He played in L.A. for 17 years, building up his reputation and business in session work and with many original bands.
When not on tour he writes extensively for television and environmental media, having turned in enough music to soundtrack a network for a week, including music for the likes of Michelob, Harley Davidson and MTV.