In the beginning...
Mike was born breech with six fingers on his left hand. Thus, destined to be a little odd and work with his hands he has fullfilled his birthright:
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Mike Rayburn is the world’s funniest guitar virtuoso!
Within the first 90 seconds of his show you’ll be astounded at Mike’s guitar wizardry. Another 30 seconds and you’ll realize you’re in for one of the funniest and most unique shows you have ever seen!
Featured in USA Today, Newsweek, Billboard, Gig, and on ZDTV, Mike Rayburn speaks his mind, musically. From his hilarious original songs to parodies that say what you probably wanted to about everyone from the boy bands to Ricky Martin. You’ll hear the male response to Alanis Morissette. You’ll hear musical combinations nature never intended like Bob Marley sings Garth Brooks or Goo Goo Dolls sing Green Acres. Even TV theme spoofs! Mike Rayburn’s show is clean and uproariously irreverent.
Mike also performs his own crazy and deceptive originals. Quite often they start like a beautiful song about a lover or the need for friendship... and then come crashing in with a punch line you never expected. Mike will also prove that any artist can be country- from Baha Men to Tom Petty-and then performs his own “You Done Me Wrong...,” the world’s worst country song.
Unlike most musical comedians, Mike Rayburn is a master of the guitar. He has a degree in classical guitar and along with his comedy CDs, has released a CD of solo acoustic guitar instrumental music. How does this fit in? Turn those hands loose on requests as crazy as “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” and you’ve got a show stopper. If you listen closely to his frantic solos in that song you’ll be able hear melodies from TV shows and famous rock guitar licks.
Mike Rayburn’s motto is, “Give the audience what they want but never what they expect.” To that end Mike just completed and amazing adventure: A cross-country concert tour on BICYCLE! With sponsorship help from Campus Activities Magazine, Trek Bicycles and Elixir Guitar Strings, Mike rode 4010 miles in 78 days from San Diego, CA to Brooklyn, NY, performing 31 shows at college campuses. He created this tour as a way to celebrate the release of his new “Unstoppable” CD and to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Mike Rayburn has honed his craft on the US and Canadian college circuit playing more than 1300 shows. He is a ten-time award winner including being voted “America’s Campus Entertainer of the Year” three of the last four years by a poll of all colleges and universities in the US. Now also a life-changing speaker and presenter, Mike has released 5 sucessful cds and continues to write and update his side-splittingly funny show. Do not miss the chance to experience Mike Rayburn.
Take A Step Beyond...
If you’re looking for an entertainment driven after-dinner or keynote presenter who is hilarious, inspirational, motivational, and musically amazing, look no further than Mike Rayburn! Mike will show you how to take a step beyond your limitations, and discover infinite new possibilities. Oh, and you’ll laugh so hard it hurts!
Mike Rayburn is an award-winning speaker and entertainer with a truly unique presentation. Known as the Worlds’ Funniest Guitar Virtuoso, Mike uses his astounding guitar creations, uproarious songs and presentation skills to encourage, challenge and inspire his audiences to step beyond their perceived limitations. Mike draws from a wealth of life experiences as an adventurer, comedian, published songwriter, author, philanthropist, and father, to deliver an after-dinner or keynote presentation which is completely energizing and entertaining. Your audience WILL be amazed and motivated.
Featured in Newsweek, USA Today, Billboard, Gig, and on the nationally acclaimed and syndicated “Bob and Tom” radio show, Mike Rayburn honed his entertainment and presentation skills by performing over 1800 shows on college and university campuses all over the US and Canada. A 10-time award-winner, Mike is the only entertainer ever voted “America’s Campus Entertainer of the Year” 3 out of 4 years in a poll of more than 5300 colleges nationwide.
Always challenging himself to take a step beyond, Mike recently completed a 4010-mile, cross-country concert tour... on bicycle! Yes, he pedaled from San Diego to Brooklyn... via Dallas, Kansas City, Chicago, and Philadelphia through rain, snow, heat, and tornado warnings, and performed 31 presentations along the way... a first-of-its’-kind tour! Mike has also kayaked 18-foot waterfalls and some of the wildest rivers in North America.
As a philanthropist Mike Rayburn has been awarded the prestigious Harry Chapin Award for Contributions to Humanity- past recipients include President Jimmy Carter, Jackson Browne, and Kenny Rogers. Mike draws from his wealth of experiences here and abroad to illustrate that one person CAN make a difference in this world. Mike also has a Bachelors Degree in Classical Guitar and Music Business from James Madison University.
Every conference or performance situation is different and Mike can tailor his program to fit your needs as a meeting planner. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience a presentation from Mike Rayburn!
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