Mike Walsh & Five to Life is the creation of Mike Walsh. Best known for his work with his melodic rock band, Departure (or Message and many Tribute albums), Walsh says he has taken a different approach to his music on this record, a more earthy, natural sound. Walsh calls it a labor of love.
The songs embody thoughts, feelings, emotions, and relationships; “Face the Music” will stir your heart and capture your imagination. Walsh, reuniting with brilliant musicians, says the new record delivers a message of fine songwriting and exemplary musicianship.
Mike Walsh – guitars, keyboards
Doug Henthorn – vocals
Steve Pozzelanti – drums
Ed Avila – bass
Featuring many special guests including;
Charlie Calv and many others (see CD booklet for full list)
All songs written by Mike Walsh
Recorded at Exit 98 studios (Mike Walsh)
Sound Spa recording (Stephen DeAcutis)
Sonic Adventure Studios (David Rosenthal)
Mixed by Stephen DeAcutis, except
Hope and Prayer For Me, mixed by Peter Cox at Down The Road Studio NL
Salamander, mixed by Mike Walsh
Joyride, mixed by Robert Quinto
Mastered by Peter Cox at Down The Road Studio NL
Mike Walsh plays Hawley Jersey Guitars.
Album arrives February 2023.