Micki Free is a Grammy Award Winner & Five Time Native American Music Award Winner. Micki was discovered and managed by Gene Simmons of the legendary super group KISS. Micki was the guitarist in the R&B sensation Shalamar, boasting "mega platinum hits" with songs like "Dancing In The Sheets" from the movie soundtrack "Footloose", or friend Eddie Murphy's smash hit movie "Beverly Hills Cop" (where Micki won his Grammy Award for "Best Album Of An Original Score Written For A Motion Picture").
Micki has been managed by, performed and or recorded with the following: Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the super group KISS, Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones, Diana Ross, Janet Jackson, Shalamar, Little Steven Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman-Santana, Cheap Trick, Sam Moore of Sam & Dave Fame, Jean Beauvoir, Ramones/co-writer producer and member of the punk group The Plasmatic's with Wendy O Williams and the list goes on. Performing at Blues venues/festivals worldwide, Native American casinos, to Micki's four year appearances at the massive "Hard Rock Calling" festival in Hyde Park, London The UK boasting 100,000 fans.
Free's manner of dress and appearance during the early 1980s (and that of Prince) was parodied in the Chappelle's Show sketch Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories: "Prince - Uncensored" (February 18, 2004). The sketch is a retelling by Charlie Murphy about meeting Prince (played by Dave Chappelle) and engaging in a basketball game, with Prince and the Revolution still wearing their flashy clothes, dominating Murphy and his friends and later serving them pancakes.