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Mike Varney

Mike Varney

Real/full name:
Michael Varney
66 (born Oct 29th, 1957)
Place of birth:
United States (Novato, California)


Founder of the labels Shrapnel Records, Tone Center and Blues Bureau International.

Varney also does a "Spotlight" column in Guitar Player magazine as a vehicle for discovering preeminent talent among the magazine's readership. His monthly column featured many so-called hometown heroes who sent in demos to showcase their abilities. Several players who were featured received opportunities to ...

Blindside Blues Band

Guitars (1993-?)


As Mister Varney:

Mike Onesko's Guitar Army

Guitars (2001)

Rock Justice

Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals

Rocky Sullivan

Guitars (1978-?)

The Nuns

Bass (1977)

Dr. Mastermind

1986 Dr. Mastermind Vocals (backing)

Le Mans

1983 On the Streets Vocals (backing)


1986 Project: Driver Vocals (backing)


1996 Mercy Executive producer


1987 The Forgotten Scroll Executive producer


1996 Into the Eye of the Storm Producer
1997 Phoenix Rising Producer
1999 Forces of Nature Producer
2000 Machine Producer

Borislav Mitic

1999 Borislav Mitic Co-producer
2013 Electric Goddess Executive producer


1987 Speed Metal Symphony Executive producer
1988 Go Off! Executive producer


1985 Mystery of Illusion Executive producer
1986 Ruler of the Wasteland Executive producer


1983 Guilty as Charged! Producer

Darren Housholder

1992 Darren Housholder Executive producer

Explorers Club

2002 Raising the Mammoth Executive producer


1984 No Escape Executive producer
1984 Demo 1984 (Demo) Executive producer


1984 On Your Feet (Single) Producer
1984 Icon Producer
1985 Night of the Crime Songwriting (track 10)
2009 Axe Killer Warrior's Set: Icon + Night of the Crime (Compilation) Producer

Jason Becker

1988 Perpetual Burn Executive producer
1999 The Raspberry Jams Executive producer
2002 The Blackberry Jams Executive producer
2008 Collection (Compilation) Executive producer

Joey Tafolla

1987 Out of the Sun Producer
1991 Infra-Blue Producer

John West

1997 Mind Journey Producer
1998 Permanent Mark Producer

Jordan Rudess

2006 Prime Cuts (Split) Executive producer


1984 Lay Down the Law Executive producer

Le Mans

1983 On the Streets Engineering (Assistant), Producer
1986 Le Mans Producer
1986 Chain Around Your Heart (Single) Producer


1986 Project: Driver Producer

Marty Friedman

1988 Dragon's Kiss Executive producer
1994 Introduction Executive producer


1996 Paranormal Activity Executive producer

Racer X

1986 Street Lethal Executive producer
1987 Second Heat Executive producer
1988 Extreme Volume (Live album) Executive producer
1992 Extreme Volume II (Live album) Executive producer

Shadow Gallery

2007 Prime Cuts (Compilation) Executive producer


1983 Steeler Producer

Tony Fredianelli

1993 Breakneck Speed Executive producer

Tony MacAlpine

1985 Edge of Insanity Producer
1987 Maximum Security Producer (as "Michael Varney")
1994 Premonition Executive producer
2006 Collection: The Shrapnel Years (Compilation) Producer

Vinnie Moore

1986 Mind's Eye Producer
1999 The Maze Executive producer
2006 Collection (Compilation) Producer, Executive producer


2018 Made in Hawaii (EP) Executive producer (track B1) (as "Mister Varney")
2018 Made in Hawaii (EP) Executive producer (track 7) (as "Mister Varney")


1984 Animal (Fuck like a Beast) (Single) Producer
1984 I Wanna Be Somebody (Single) Producer
1984 W.A.S.P. Producer (tracks 1, 2, 4-7, 9)
1984 L.O.V.E. Machine promo (Single) Producer
1984 L.O.V.E. Machine (Single) Producer
1984 Sleeping (in the Fire) promo (Single) Producer
1984 School Daze (Single) Producer
1988 Videos... in the Raw (Video) Producer (track 2)
1993 First Blood, Last Cuts (Compilation) Producer (1, 3)
2002 W.A.S.P. & The Last Command (Compilation) Producer (tracks 1, 2, 4-7, 9)
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