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Artist biography Mikael "Micke" Wikman
Mikael was born in 1971. He started playing the cello when he was six years old. He grew up with classical music due to both his parents being pianists, At twelve the drums became more interesting and he started his first pop band. Besides studying music in Södra Latins Senior Music High School, he studied at the Royal University College of Music in Stockholm and drums in New York. He has performed with a wide range of artists, bands, orchestras in a variety of musical styles and genres, where names as Alien, Planet Waves, Joakim Thåström, Lisa Nilsson, Jerry Donahue, Mikael Rickfors, Lill-Babs, Dj Mendez, Dr Alban, Roland Pöntinen, Pierre Swärd, Jill Johnsson, Maria Hänninen, Gladys Pilar, Martin Stenmark, Jonas Knutsson, Sven-Bertil Taube, and others can be mentioned.
Mike is also known for his teaching skills and has done several demonstrations and workshops for companies such as DW, (Drum Workshops), Paiste cymbals, Roland Roland Scandinavia V-drums and Clavia drums.
Some of the schools and institutes Mikael has been teaching and has had workshops in, are the Music Pedagogy Institute, the University College of Dance Södra Latins Senior Music High School, Rytmus/Memus, Fredrikabremer Senior High School, Wendela Hebbe Senior High School, The Betel seminar, Cyber Senior High School and several different schools with art as their main profile.
Besides touring and teaching, Mikael is also engaged in recordings in his own studio together with song writers, musicians and producers from Sweden, England and The United States.
Micke plays with Peter Bylin in Wikman/Bylin Proyecto.