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 band mates in the near future. With a 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.

Musical Influences:
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; Gibson J-45 acoustic; Gibson Les Paul Classic; Line 6 tube amp; Sennheiser ew 135 G3 Wireless Microphone; Ultimate Ears in-ear monitors, Digitech Vocalist Performer; Carvin C1648P powered mixer; QSC powered PA speakers.