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Michael O'Neill: Guestbook

randy ulmer

May 31, 2019

Hey Mike,

I played with you when I was about 17 years old at Juan Perez's house in Arleta. I knew who you were, and I was shaking like a leaf. I have been following your work for years. Love your work. My best friend is Jonathan Eisley. You did some work on a movie he worked on. I just wanted to say hello, and thanks for the great music you bring to the world. Take care! Randy Ulmer

David Levine

March 18, 2019

Hi Mike! Nice to see your accomplishments. Hope to see you again someday.

tom hernandez

October 25, 2016

First herd you play in 1976-1979 with (H0ME)in Pacoima ,San Fernando. you guys played at my parents house . Next door to Anthony Duarte drummer .Everyone new you would make it big . The drive and love of music always came out in the way you played . Congratulations on your fantastic career. Looking at the photos .You play with the best because you belong with them the best. Would like to know when you will play in L.A. To bring some of your oldest fans .

Antonio Marelli

July 12, 2015

Great performance yesterday in Milan, Teatro degli Arcimboldi. It's always a great pleasure to listen your guitar. Antonio

Jerry LaBrecque

October 27, 2014

Hello Mr. O'Neill!

Just wanted to say how Great you sounded at The George Benson Concert in Portsmouth, NH last night!

Aaron Wolfson

October 10, 2014

Hey Mike !!!

Just watched "Absolutely Live," you guys are awesome !!!! God bless, and all good !!!
Hope to speak with you soon, as time flies !!!
Please say hello to George for me.
Thank you Mike !!!!

Aaron Wolfson

Tom Gastineau

June 12, 2014

Wow Michael, looks like you've been doing this film/tv music for a while now. Did not know you were into this but then I've been out of touch. Nice work!! I would love to talk when you have a minute (ha) and I'm also working on a few tunes that would be much nicer with the O Neill touch on guitar.

Paul Johnson

February 25, 2014

Your join e-mail list wouldn't recognize my e-mail address?

michael taylor

February 23, 2014

michael used to help me plat guitar when i was 9 years old, we lived down the street from us when we were kids.
just got in contact after many years thanks to fb.
great guitar player and person

Alex Reyna

February 23, 2014

Orale! Vato! I finally got to your website...Very nice! Let me know if you need any help with it or need any photography work... Great vibes to ya Bro! Waca!:)


October 19, 2013

Dear Michael, just a quick hello from Doha airport waiting for my flight to Algeria. Hope you had a great Summer. We will try to catch up with you next year. All the best. Laurent


August 20, 2013

Hi, just dropping by to say hello!

Lorenzo Saltarone

July 31, 2013

I saw the concert in Turin with Benson: You've been great. a band really fantastic Thanks

Vidal Montgomery

June 22, 2013

Hi Mike. Thanks for the talk @ the Fairmont Winnipeg today . Great to meet you. Hopefully catch you on a European show ! Travel safe, bless always.

Kevin Cox

April 29, 2013

Hi Mike. Great to see your still knocking dead in the music world. I continue to tell my 3-adult sons that you were my guitar teacher back in the late &)'s @ C&D Music store. Since then, I was lucky enough to pass on the music fever to my 3-sons. Now they have 4 CD's are doing over 150 shows a year. Check them out @ You will hear some of the same scales you taught me so long ago. Again, its good to see your music is still alive and kicking ass!

Brad Brock

March 26, 2013

Hey Mike, from the old C&D days! Great music as always.

Denny Polen

February 18, 2013

Dude, long time since we last spoke. Hope everything is good with you!

Kevin Liston

February 2, 2013

Glad to see you're still having fun. Denise and I have fond memories of meeting you in Boston and watching your show on the Common.

Your cousin Kevin

Lew and Larry Campbell

August 26, 2012

Mike, it's you ol' pals LEW & LARRY CAMPBELL from the SFV --- you gotta remember us from the 70s ... Larry was dating Doris and I was dating Maryann ... the girls nicknamed you "The Green Bean" ... used to see you gig all over ... one band was WONDERLICK and I have some photos ... write me back ASAP !!!

Andy Lawrence

July 11, 2012

Gerry Steins best friend. Living in St. Louis. Let me know if you are ever in town. Thanks Mike.
Old friend,

Paul Simmonds

July 10, 2012

Hi Mike,

I have been a fan of yours for over 30 years, been to many many concerts where you have delivered fantastic guitar work and vocals with George Benson. I met you briefly outside the Royal Albert Hall in London 2009 prior to George's tribute to Nat King Cole. My wife and I enjoyed our short but entertaining conversation. I did see the gigs at the Albert Hall and the BIC Bournemouth this year, two fantastic nights. I hope to catch you again soon, you are a legend.

Kindest regards,

Paul and Linda Simmonds

Dan Correa

May 16, 2012

I used to drive Mike and his band to gigs when he was in high school. He knew me as Sonny and made jokes about my Pea coat. Larry Lomprey was in the band. Mike was great then and I know he still is. I have a CD he signed for me. I remember seeing him at Jason's in Toluca Lake in the 1970's. I heard that's where George Benson first saw him.

Joe Bacchilega

April 14, 2012


Saw your web site and would like to hear from you or catch a show if you in town. I live in Burbank.

Andy Lawrence

April 10, 2012

Old friend from No. Hollywood


March 27, 2012

Mike, I love your music. Can't keep the song you play on Laura Calder's show out of my head. It brightens my day. What is the name of it or what CD is it on so I can purchase it?

Pete Montson

March 16, 2012

Poly High class of 1971,
Mr Abrahams 8th grade science class where you did a killer Wolf Man Jack impression.

jee hoon kang

January 29, 2012

hi michael nice to see u again....
do u remember when u were in korea with song jung mee??? i hope that icsn see u again soon. i moved to LA 6month ago.....God bless u !!

Katey Lynne O'Neill

October 30, 2011

Hey uncle mike!!! Just found your website! So cool! Miss and love you!

Barend & Nikki

June 5, 2011

Hi Michael,
We want to go & see you in Marbella on the 25th of June. This is off course if you are still touring with George. Please let me know.
Best wishes from Portugal.

jose freire

April 3, 2011

i´m from Brazil and saw you in George Benson - ABSOLUTELY LIVE in DVD and i appreciated a lot...
Give me a name of the others DVD that you perform...i´m your fan...tkz...

Steve Henderson - Guitarist Australia mag

February 4, 2011

Hi Mike.

Really enjoyed our chat at the Opera House. I've been talking to Moo, via email, and we'll be getting together in Sydney in March.

Hope to see you then.


Steve Henderson.

P.S. You could copy any emails to my college email address is:


November 8, 2010

Hi Michael - saw you play in Adelaide. Amazing stuff - and very inspiring to me! Such tasty playing. Have a great tour mate!
Ken Cooke

Andy Hawkins

July 27, 2010

Hi Michael. Been a fan since seeing you perform many times in the uk with GB. Got your CD's... WOW, very cool!!!

Larry Saintz

May 3, 2010

Happy to see the new site. Hope to see you this summer.


April 21, 2010

Dear Mike,
Glad to see that my favourite guitar player has a new website. Long overdue :-) Hope you are well. I am writing to you from Dubai, I know how much you liked it here :-) Take good care. All the very best, always. Laurent

Jon Pileggi

April 19, 2010

Really love this new one Michael! You've always inspiried me through the years, and still do! Love ya Bro!

Peter Stanbridge

April 19, 2010

Many thanks for releasing your new CD I have been hoping you'd do for so long. I have listed to the track selections and will be buying straight away. As always, very warm, smooth and careful playing and some cool vocal.

Tony Janflone

April 18, 2010

Michael, It's been almost 5 years since we saw each other. I see your are keeping busy. I heard the clips on your home page. As usual great playing and musicianship!! I'm going to get it now. Stay in touch. Hope you and George will be back in Pittsburgh soon. wishing you all the very best.
Peace and love----Tony

Peter Damm

April 18, 2010

Hi Michael,

How are you? I'm the Dutch guitarmaker! We are doing fine.
Hope to play with you guys soon!
I'm in very close contact with Michael Garvin at the moment, (remember; "Never give up on a good thing") and he would love to co-write music with me!!!!!
Isn't that great. Our duo, The Brooklyn Brothers, are in the studio at this moment to record an album, so that's great too. And we are finally on youtube;

I'll give it to you when you are touring with George in The Netherlands. Hope it's finished by then anyway. And what is also magnificent is that as an endorser of Peerless Guitars I'm in the 2010 catalogue with my picture.

Hope to catch you on the next tour!

Love Ya & and give my love to Stanley and the rest!

Peter Damm CEO
Magic & Music Productions