began playing piano at the age of 7. After several years of
lessons, he started playing weekend gigs regularly before
enrolling in college. Following his graduation from UCSD he
put his Economics degree in a drawer & began playing music
full time. Styles have included rock, psychedelic, blues, r&b,
country country-rock & some standards. Michael lists his strengths
as classic rock, country & country rock with his favorite
being country rock in the vein of The Eagles, Buffalo Springfield
and Crosby, Stills & Nash. He
is also a lead & harmony vocalist.
his career Michael has done numerous recording sessions, special events,
& some concert tours, as well as a stint with The Cascades (from
"Rhythm Of The Rain" fame). He has also backed up several major
artists such as Danny & The Juniors, Bobby Bare, Tex Williams,
Ferlin Husky, Dennis Yost (of The Classics IV), Leroy Van Dyke as well
as tours with Warner Brothers artist Chris Cummings, Canadian artist
Shirley Myers, and Jett
Williams (daughter of Hank Williams Sr.) out of Nashville. He's
played many cruise ship gigs as a member of a band or duo in the Carribean,
Alaska & Hawaii with Princess Cruises, Holland America, Carnival,
Celebrity, and Disney Cruises.
In the 1970s his songwriting collaboration with Gary Puckett generated a cut titled "Gentle Woman" on his Columbia Records solo album & is also featured on the Gary Puckett & The Union Gap CD "Looking Glass".
In addition to his original compositions, Michael sings & performs an extensive list of cover material. View song list
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