Mike DiFiore is a 31-year-old guitarist, songwriter, music producer, and recording engineer from London, UK. Already we have shared blog articles about Mike DiFiore and his cover versions and performances.
So far, he impressed you with his two previous versions of Dire Straits songs. The first cover that he made was for the song “Tunnel of Love”, while the second was for the song “Sultans of Swing”. You can click HERE and listen to those covers.
Today, we would like to present you his video cover for the song “Brothers in Arms”. Namely, Mike has shared his guitar version of the “Brothers in Arms” song on his YouTube channel in July 2014.
In the full cover 6-minute video, Mike plays on Gibson Les Paul guitar. “I want to apologize for the vocals because I know they’re nothing like Mark Knopfler, and quite out of tune. I was very much focusing on the guitar for this,” he said.
While Mike was at university he decided to learn the solo of the song “Sultans of Swing”. At the time, he recorded it, and as he said at the last minute he decided to add the vocals. “I did my first cover version, I uploaded it to YouTube and forgot about it. The view count skyrocketed, and now is just under 2 million views,” he added.
“Obviously, this encouraged me to do more and I threw together covers of “Brothers in Arms” and “What It Is” by Mark Knopfler.”
For now, Mike has released one solo album titled Going Home which is quite good and contains great songs and instrumentals. You can find his album on his official YouTube channel.
“I released my album in 2014, and it heavily reflects my musical influences. I write what I want to hear, so it was a very self-indulgent process. Writing had trailed off somewhat recently as I have focused more on my band The Excuses (with whom I will be gigging again after restrictions are lifted), but during a lockdown, I’ve had a chance to revisit writing and recording,” he finished.