Michael van Merwyk
Michael van Merwyk aka MvM aka The Bear - Graphic Designer, Blues Musician & Hired Gun
The Graphic Designer:
My grandma always said: "Watch out while choosing your profession!" So i accepted grandmas wisdom and became a trained graphic designer. More than 30 years in business i did (almost) everything from logos, CD cover, posters, band merch, flyer, websites, webshops, newspaper layouts, adds for magazines, packaging, ehibition stands...the list goes on and on. I designed Cd-Covers / posters for a lot of international artists like Bernard Allison, Candye Kane, Duke Robillard, Big Daddy Wilson, Mike Zito, Omar & The Howlers, Sue Foley, Jon Cleary, Terry Evans...
The german 6.7ft guitarist, lapsteel & slide player, singer and songwriter has paid his dues on numerous tours and sessions all over Europe. His encounters with international greats and local heroes have led to an ever deeper understanding of blues and roots music....they call him the Bear. Internationally acclaimed singer, guitarist and songwriter with a bunch of national and international awards. Played a truckload of shows mostly all over Europe each year. Got about 13 CDs under his own name and a ton of cooperations with e.g. Larry Garner, Big Daddy Wilson.
The Hired Gun:
The Bear is for hire. Have guitar, will travel. Need graphics, songs, vocals, guitar? Call me!