Mike Collaborations over the years!

Discography & Studio Work – Over the years Mike has worked in the studio or collaborated on stage or offstage for a number of national or international artists. Here are some of them:

International Artists:

Decebal Badila
Decebal Badila – Germania

– Grammy Awarded in 2023  – with 5 other Grammy nominations.

Mike Vlahopol is one of the exceptional Romanian musicians, with whom I have an almost indescribable joy to collaborate. Energy, professionalism, authenticity are characteristics that accompany us in our common project

Decebal played with great names such as: Quincy Jones, Joe Zawinul, Johnny Raducanu, Eugen Cicero, Djamel Laroussi, SWR Big Band, Chaka Khan, The Temptations, The Supremes, and many others.

– He was nominated 5 times for Grammy Awards together with Sammy Nestico. 

Marco Mendoza
Marco Mendoza – USA

Marco was part of bands like Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Journey, The Dead Daises, Glen Hughes.
Also David Lowy, Doug Aldrich, John Corabi, Michael Devin, Richard Fortus, Dizzy Reed, Frank Ferrer, Darryl Jones, Charley Drayton, Deen Castronovo, Jon Stevens and others.

Mike met Marco back in 2010 at MusikMesse Frankfurt through a very good common friend Marco Soccoli. Ever since than Marco and Mike remained friends. Marco was very kind to invite Mike on stage as his part of promoting artists wherever he finds talented musicians.


Jay Gore
Jay Gore – USA

Mike is an incredibly gifted guitarist and passionate composer.  He’s a true gem and I’m lucky to call him my friend”

Jay is a leading guitarist and in-demand session player in Los Angeles. He has toured the world, sharing the stage, with artists as diverse as: Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bolton, Hilary Duff, Marcus Miller, Bobby Kimball (Toto), Lauryn Hill, Bobby Caldwell, Keb’ Mo, Debby Ryan (Disney), Lalah Hathaway, Warren Hill, Seal and many others. 

He has written and produced, for hit TV shows, such as 90210, Miami Ink, American Dad, E.R., Party of Five and others. 
Also, Jay has recorded with the likes of Sly Stone, Anna Vissi (Greek Superstar), Constantine Maroulis (American Idol), The Matrix, Edgar Winter, Mike Porcaro, Steve Porcaro, David Paich and Robin DiMaggio and others.


Dan McGuinness Dan-McGuinness
Dan McGuinness – USA


– Creedence Clearwater Revisited – Dan is the new official singer of the band.

Mike was invited as a special guest to be part of the ’69 Era Show in Lisbon Portugal in the grand Casino Estoril.


Joe Berger & Mike Vlahopol

Joe Berger & Mike Vlahopol – NAMM – Los Angeles 2019

Joe Berger – USA

“I met Mike Vlahopol at a Musikmesse Frankfurt many years ago walking the floor and saw him playing some crazy stuff with a whammy bar.. I was sold in less than 5 minutes and since then I have been appearing at his stand at trade shows in Germany and the USA. Recently Mike had me play on a great song for his new album and I will hopefully visit Europe for some live shows! ” 

Joe collaborated with: Brian Johnson & Cliff Williams (AC/DC) – as a sound engineer.

As a guitarist he played for artists such as: Cymbalic Encounters (John Entwistle (The Who), Jack Bruce , Jon Anderson (YES), Vangelis, Billy Cobham, Jon Hammond, Teruo Nakamura, Chris Trousdale, Barry Finnerty, Dream Street and over 3.500 concerts and shows, workshops and exhibitions across the world in recent years.

Mike and Joe go back many years ago as they played and collaborated on many occasions in Frankfurt and Los Angeles.
Joe is happily playing on
Vlahopol Custom Guitars.


Steve Clarke

Steve Clarke

Steve Clarke & Mike Vlahopol

Steve Clarke & Mike Vlahopol – La Mama – Clubul Taranului

SteveClarke - Mike Vlahopol & The Crossroaads -SingFest

SteveClarke – Mike Vlahopol & The Crossroaads -SingFest

Steve Clarke – USA

“It was a true blessing to meet Mike by chance and have the opportunity to perform with. He has become a good friend, and he is very passionate about the music and entertaining the people ”

Steve is known for playing  along great bands such as: Tower of Power, Mike Stern, Sherri Winston, The Drifters, The Coasters, Mary Wells, Ben E. King and Yellow Jackets. He also played with Theresa Wright Quartet, Patxi, Willie Randall, Charles Dukes, TNT Jazz Band, Greg Bernard, Greg James and others.


Alex Paulista & Mike Vlahopol - The Pub Universitatii

  Alex Paulista & Mike Vlahopol – The Pub Universitatii

Alex Paulista & Mike Vlahopol - Hard Rock Caffe - Bucharest

Alex Paulista & Mike Vlahopol – Hard Rock Caffe – Bucharest

Alex Paulista – Brazil

– For the second time in Romania and also with Mike Vlahopol, Alex Paulista felt so good with us that he comes with his experience to stage an exceptional tour.

  Alex Paulista is a musician who comes from a São Paulo family with a strong tradition in “drums”, his father, Marquinho Paulista, and one brother of the four playing bass. He was invited to join “Europe’s international drumming team”, C.D.C “Creative Drum Clinic” by British drummer Garry King.        Alex met Garry and Mike over 18 years ago.


Lee Hedley

Lee Hedley

Lee Hedley, Gary Ingram & Mike Vlahopol

Lee Hedley, Gary Ingram & Mike Vlahopol

Lee Hedlay – Ireland – Lead singer.

Lee met Mike through a very good common friend Gary Ingram. The two had quite few concerts together both in Romania and in Ireland.

Lee also recorded on Mike’s album

Brad Vee Johnson
– Usa – Ex. Bonnie M
Lionness – USA
Stacy Quenny – Canada
Robert Thomas – USA
Jessie Dixon – USA
Terry Lee Burns – USA
Resolut – Germany

Romanian Artists:

  • Mihai si Aura Danciulescu – vocals & guitar – Scarlet Aura (Metal band)
  • Mugurel Vrabete – bass – Holograf
  • Ionut Ruscior – vocals – Publika,
  • Eugen Mihaiescu – guitar – Krypton
  • Claudiu “Nasu” Purcarin – drums – Nightlosers
  • Rene Nistor –  bass – Scarlet Aura  
  • Humberto Miquilena – bass – Krypton
  • Marcian Petrescu – Trenul de Noapte
  • Gerorge Baicea – guitar – G.B. Electric Blues
  • T.K.E. – Hip Hop Artist
Full Albums produced & engineered by Mike:
Petre Magdin – album
Vitamina C – album
Marius Vilan – album
Raku – album
Festivalul Mamaia – album
Karisma – Album
Of The Lord – Seven Days In Paradise – LP
Mike Vlahopol – Instrumentals
Contrapunct – Alina Manole – Luna Patrata
DN1 – Ana Patan
3SE – singles
Cristiana Raduta – singles
N&D – singles
Bambi – singles
Annes – singles
Annais – singles
Puia – singles
B.R.P. – Konect-R – singles
Andrei Paunescu
Catalin Beciu
Foisorul de Foc
Cristi Voicu
Dom’ Profesor
Gheorghia Cyprus
Haisam Liban
Joana USA
Mihai Petrescu
Tina Iusco
Don Pedro

… & few others…


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