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was born in Sussex, England October 3, 1948 and was formally educated in England, The Isle of Man, and Canada. He attended Niagara University, majoring in Composition and Music Theory.
***Michael started his professional career in Buffalo N.Y. when he was 14 playing with a popular local rock band “The Rogues” for eight years. “The Rogues” eventually released three singles and played thousands of shows in the NY state area. Michael was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 2004.
He moved to Nashville in 1971 and played lead guitar for Eddie Rabbitt for six years. He played guitar on Rabbitt’s first four albums and received a Naras Super Picker Award in 1979 for the following Rabbitt #1 singles: Rocky Mountain Music, I Can’t Help Myself, You Don’t Love Me Anymore, and Hearts On Fire. He played on a total of eleven number one songs for Eddie Rabbitt.
He has played on over 5000 live, radio, and televised shows which include:
The Today Show, Jay Leno, Ellen, NPT Sound Stage, Music City Tonight, NPT Great Performances, NPR Echoes and Hearts of Space, Solid Gold, Midnight Special, Johnny Carson, Hee-Haw, Grand Ole Opry, That Nashville Music, Jerry Lewis Telethon, The Osmond Show, Disney World T. V. Show, On Stage, Pop Goes The Country, Nashville Now, Crook and Chase, Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam, Farm Aid, CMT, VH1.Currently touring with Trisha Yearwood Fall 2005.
Michael has been an A String session player for over twenty five years and works with hundreds of engineers, writers, session players and artists annually. He has been featured in :
Guitar Player Magazine, Taylor Wood and Steel twice, and the Peavey Monitor three times.
Currently he has released his first solo album Without Words on Agnes Records distributed by Narada Music Design. One cut off the CD is featured on the the new Windham Hill release Sounds Of Wood And Steel: Volume 3. He has just completed his second album Neurasenia which will be released soon and is currently in production on yet a third album Sonic Venue. He also has a distribution venture with Readers Digest Music Division. Fanart Banner