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Mike Einziger


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Mike Einziger (born June 21, 1976 in Los Angeles, California) is the multi-instrumentalist, co-writer and guitarist of the alternative rock band Incubus, as well as his own side project band, Time Lapse Consortium, including fellow Incubus band members Ben Kenney and Jose Pasillas.

Instruments that he has played on Incubus records include guitar, piano, Mellotron, pipa, analog synthesizers, tape samplers, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, as well as many others. He has also played a Jerry Jones Guitars Master Sitar on “Nowhere Fast” from the Make Yourself album (live, he simply plays the sitar part with his guitar), and a Pipa on “Aqueous Transmission”. Mike also plays electric piano on songs like “Here In My Room” and has played piano on live versions of “Drive.”

During Incubus’s recent world tour Mike had an operation to correct Carpal tunnel syndrome. Following this Einziger had an extended period of time in which he couldn’t pick up a guitar, (he is now fully recovered and able to play full shows), allowing him to complete work on another side project ‘End.>Vacuum’ which will be performed on August 23rd (2008) in Los Angeles (UCLA Royce Hall).

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  • claudiarockteix

    So cute. great guitarist

    22 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Howardown

    he's definitely my greatest source of inspiration. after rediscovering incubus a few weeks ago, my admiration for this man has grown enormously. his melodies, unique playing style and experimenting nature are just so inspirational. immense respect, dude.

    7 Jun 2009 Reply
  • aznarracm

    does any one have an album of his ???????????

    6 Apr 2009 Reply
  • incubus1990

    This guy is amazing, his creativity is incredible and every album he manages to come up with something truly outstanding. Not to mention his solo work which is also from the top drawer. An inspiration to all x

    22 Jul 2008 Reply
  • tallpaul1

    I think Michael is the true talent behind Incubus. Not forgetting Brandon,Ben,DJ, or Jose, but i think Michael's got the edge over the rest of the band. Shout me if anyone thinks i'm wrong. Love to talk!! Love & Peace xx

    6 Jul 2008 Reply
  • musiKib

    this songs appear in look alive cd

    6 Mar 2008 Reply
  • colmenares

    +1 where can we find his solo stuff? i couldn't find any albums of his

    18 Dec 2007 Reply
  • hoosierjoe

    If anyone could let me know where I can get some of his solo tracks, I would greatly appreciate it!

    16 Nov 2007 Reply
  • Oterro

    People, wrong tag, it's MICHAEL Einziger, not Mike.

    5 Nov 2007 Reply
  • pauliki

    Mike is the best!!!

    15 Oct 2007 Reply
  • Bevskho

    my idol.

    15 Apr 2007 Reply
  • mudhippy

    So unique and original. Fav guitarist. knows his stuff.

    29 Nov 2006 Reply
  • Seph7

    One amazing guitarist very unique style and love the open style chords he uses. Defently an inspiration to me

    24 Nov 2006 Reply
  • TilanusCommodor

    I love his style! He's an individualist, like me =)

    8 Nov 2006 Reply

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