Michael has always had a deep passion for music in his life. At an early age, he was listening to and singing with rock and roll music on the radio. After a couple of garage bands in his teens, Michael was away from performing live music for a while and came back to playing guitar and singing in his late 30's.
He has written a couple of original songs with lead guitarist Eric Torossian and plans to write some original material with his RipChord bandmates in the near future. With strong attention to detail, Michael works hard to integrate as many of the original artist's vocal inflections into the band's cover tunes. He is known to keep the band's audiences loose and engaged in the band's live performances.
The Eagles, John Mellencamp, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Neil Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Grand Funk, The Beach Boys, Van Morrison, Elton John, U2, The Clash, The Ramones, The Cure, 3 Doors Down, Counting Crows, Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox 20, The Killers
Taylor 414ce custom acoustic; Martin Special Performing Artist acoustic; Gibson Les Paul Classic; Line 6 tube amp; Sennheiser ew 135 G3 Wireless Microphone; Sennheiser/Ultimate Ears in-ear monitors, Digitech Vocalist Performer; Mackie DL16S digital mixer; QSC powered PA speakers.