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PostSubject: Information   Information EmptyMon Jul 06, 2009 8:36 am

Once again, copied right from wikipedia:

Michael Guy Chislett was born on April 6, 1982 in Skipton, Victoria, a small country town in Australia. In 1992, he and his family moved to Sydney, where he attended Cherrybrook Technology High School. He dropped out in Year 10 to spend more time on music. In 2003, he moved to London with Newcastle band Paperadio. A few months later he moved to Los Angeles. Michael is a vegetarian. Michael is a Christian, and has been in several Christian Bands, such as Hillsong United.

Michael uses Gretsch guitars (White Falcon, Black Penguin) and Fender guitars (Stratocaster, Jaguar). He can also play piano. He is currently managed by Grammy Award-winning record producer Stephen Short of Ping Pong Music. [3]


Hillsong United

He played on several Hillsong United albums including All of the Above and United We Stand. He has toured with Hillsong United in a number of countries. Their 2005 release United We Stand was the best-selling album of 2006 in Canada at Christian retail stores. Hillsong United's 2007 album, All of the Above debuted at #1 on the Top 20 Australian Christian Albums Chart in April 2007. In 2006, he played electric guitar for the Soul Survivor festivals in the UK, and in 2007, contributed his talents to British worship leader Tim Hughes' third album, Holding Nothing Back.

Butch Walker and The Let's-Go-Out-Tonites

Prior to joining The Academy Is..., Michael Guy played in Butch Walker's band, The Let's-Go-Out-Tonites. Michael toured with Walker in 2005 and 2006. He appeared on the studio album The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Let's-Go-Out-Tonites and the live DVD Live at Budokan.

The Academy Is...(2007-Present)

Michael is currently the lead guitarist of Chicago rock band The Academy Is..., replacing Tom Conrad in late 2006.[4] He played and co-wrote music for the albums Santi and Fast Times at Barrington High.

Side Projects

He writes music and plays guitar in the band 1969, whose line-up is completed by Butch Walker and drummer Darren Dodd (The Let's-Go-Out-Tonites, Electric South). 1969's debut album Maya was released on 1 April 2008.[5]

Michael also plays guitar in Pistol Youth with Brad Carter from Steriogram. Pistol Youth's Smiling can backfire EP was released digitally in early 2008.[6]

In 2004 he played guitar for the band Mamma and the All-Stars with Matthew Kennedy (guitar), Joel Houston (bass), Marty Sampson (drums) and Andris Jaunalksnis (vocals). This was their first and last show they played at the Big Exo Day in Sydney that resulted in broken instruments and limbs.

In early 2006 Michael played guitars on LUKAS' Demo EP with longtime friend Luke Munns, also a former member of Hillsong United.[7]
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