Songwriter - Musician - Producer:
Born to parents who were both jazz musicians Michael picked up the electric guitar at age 12. After graduating High School his reputation and popularity as a guitar player grew throughout the Washington, DC area as his band performed at local clubs and concerts.
When a wealthy friend of his asked Michael to design and implement the recording system for a full-service commercial recording studio, he agreed to do it for unlimited studio time during off hours. His passion grew as he spent many late nights refining his craft in that studio. Soon his songs and those of the artists/bands he engineered and produced began to win in local song competitions and get airplay on local radio stations. At that point he knew that writing and recording music was his greatest passion.
His song, "I Know You Love Me", was included on the FM105.1 "Washington Rocks" album. Michael wrote and recorded "Welcome Home", for the "B" side of John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band's single "All Around The World". His song "I'll Wait For You" was a winner of the DC101 local artists songwriting contest. He was co-writer on the single "Someone Special" by the band Central Heat and recorded all of the guitars on the underground AC/DC styled Christmas single "'Twas The Night Before Christmas" He also performed with the “Wammy Award” winning group Downtown and released an EP with the band Force Of Habit.
Today Michael continues to refine his craft and is seeing better results with each new song. He has placed well or been a finalist in many international song competitions such as the Billboard Song Contest, UNISONG Song Contest, Great American Song Contest, John Lennon Song Contest, and the USA Songwriting Competition. He has also had several forwards through TAXI leading to deals with two Music Libraries to date. He continues to work toward the goal of consistently writing great songs and getting them cut by great artists. He performs regularly as a Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist in the Washington/Baltimore metro region.