Mike Casswell

London based session guitarist, Michael Casswell has worked all his adult life in the music industry as a professional guitarist, songwriter, singer and producer. He has been signed to major labels such as RCA America, MCA, Universal and Polygram.

He has toured with artists such as Brian May, Ronan Keating, Rosy Royce, Cozy Powell, Dean Freidman, Limahl (Kajagoogoo), Rhinos Revenge Band (bass player and drummer from Status Quo) and many more.

Michael’s playing has been heard on countless TV Ads, jingles, theme tunes and even a late 80’s William Friedman in film ‘To Live And Die In LA’. In the mid 90’s, just before the untimely death of drumming legend Cozy Powell, Michael wrote and produced the last Cozy Powell studio album which was released on Polygram Records.

Michael has also taught Diploma and Higher Diploma guitar at the Brighton Institute of modern Music.




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  • #1 (Wednesday April 17, 2013 @ 21:53 by Dualbandjohnny)

    Mike I love the string bending and vibrato Dvd just bought it! I have always been a big fan of your melodic and soulful playing thanks for your hard work and excellent way of explaining things. Cheers John Bruce

  • #2 (Friday May 24, 2013 @ 11:41 by mikehowitt)

    I've always enjoyed learning from Mike's inspired guitar playing. His work on Peter Green songs and solos are the best I've ever heard.

    Many thanks Mike.

  • #3 (Thursday July 04, 2013 @ 06:32 by Michael McKenna)

    Mike, great DVD - the tune is excellent, the techniques shown are applicable for all levels. Your playing is simply fantastic and you have a unique voice to your style. Thanks.

    Could you tell us/me about that strat used in the DVD? It looks like a modified Jeff Beck artist series. I am looking to purchase a strat and it would be helpful to know what yours is. Thanks.

    Mike (mckaynj@aol.com)

  • #4 (Sunday December 15, 2013 @ 15:40 by Michael Overstreet, ATP, CFII)

  • #5 (Sunday December 15, 2013 @ 15:52 by Michael Overstreet, ATP, CFII)

    Hello Michael Caswell, the preeminent guitarist at LL...Couple things:

    1. Please, please, please do a DVD on Jeff Beck's "Truth" album...I consider this the best blues/rock of all time and was my favorite period of his playing

    2. Have you ever considered doing personal lessons like on Face Time or something similar? I know you probably don't have the time, but just sayin'.

    Last, I guess you are probably my favorite guitarist anywhere. When I took up the electric guitar again about 3 1/2 years ago, I found you on UTube, and although I don't know you, I consider you a friend. Best of everything to you sir


    Michael Overstreet

  • #6 (Monday February 17, 2014 @ 02:44 by Ray Robinson)

    Mike The Rolling Stones DVD was really great. Love your style of teaching. I learned the Honky Tonk Woman and Angie and was so surprised that I actually got it. When I first got the DVD, I watched you play those two and thought I would be very difficult to learn. I have to tell you I got them both down in no time. The Learn to play Free was the first one I got of yours and learned All Right Now note for note. There are many great instructors with Lick Library and I have learned a lot from Danny Gill and a few others, but I have to say there is something about your style of teaching that makes it easier for me to grasp. Just wish you had more blues rock stuff available.

  • #7 (Monday July 07, 2014 @ 11:44 by Allan John)

  • #8 (Sunday November 23, 2014 @ 13:59 by Patrick Moore)


    your Jeff Beck Slow Blues Quick Licks DVD is top drawer. Your playing is exquisite and , as always, you make all the ideas accessible to us lesser mortals

    Paddy Moore

  • #9 (Tuesday October 27, 2015 @ 22:47 by )

    Mike, You're the boss!

    I love your masterful string bending in your guitar tutorials.



  • #10 (Saturday January 23, 2016 @ 17:02 by Douglas Webb)

    Mike, I got so much from your Peter Green dvd, was wondering if there's a future Green what in the making. I'm about to purchase your Jeff Beck dvd, what a great sound you have, keep it up!

    Douglas Webb

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