Michael comes from a family of musicians, and is the seventh of eight children. His father, who played jazz clubs in Chicago, had a major musical influence on him in his early years. Michael began playing drums at the age of 6 and immediately became obsessed. While pursuing a Bachelors of Economics at Mississippi State University, he began touring with regional rock bands: playing drums and co-writing songs.
Michael also started competing and was awarded as one of the Top 5 finalist of Guitar Center's Drum Off in 2009. Although drumming is his first love, songwriting was always an interest he wanted to develop. Michael says, "Most drummers are not known for songwriting and singing. As a drummer, you're somewhat limited to writing because most songs are written with a guitar or piano.
So I taught myself how to play the guitar, and then mixed in different drum beats, followed by lyrics and vocals." Michael began working on a new solo project that would put him in charge of his musical career as a songwriter. After a year of writing, he has recorded in Las Vegas, NV and Florence, Alabama. His debut single "Can't Stay Away" will release in July 2014. Read more on Last.fm.
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