Began studying under his father Mike Sr., a well-known local musician and noted music educator. He began playing professionally at the age of fourteen with the dance band Brass Line. A true veteran, Michael has worked with a variety of ensembles for the past 30 years including local big band legends Opus II and The Dublin Corporation. Other bands include Contraband, Jeff Griesbach’s Trio, the Ultimate Choice Jazz Band, the Red Rocket Review, the Irish Band Kelly’s Heroes and the Top Pocket Jazz Quartet. Michael has played in theatre orchestras in
numerous musicals including My Fair Lady, Canterbury Tales, Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar, Shreck The Musical, The Full Monty, Grease, and Guys and Dolls.
Currently with Group Therapy and The OCD Horns
Have opened for Burton Cummings, The Commitments, and other various well-known musicians.