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The percussion seed was first planted in Michael's spirit at the tender age of eight in a small town in Michigan, where he began taking snare drum lessons. His skills quickly developed and by the age of thirteen, Michael was given his first drum set. He loved the drums and practiced diligently, cultivating the percussion seed. Even at a young age, Michael's talent began to launch him into the spotlight. By his fifteenth birthday, he was a member of his schools marching and concert band and the symphony orchestra. He received Interlochen Solo & Ensemble honors for a drum solo. Others began to notice his talent and he began playing in local bar bands where most of the band members were “twenty-something’s” looking out for Mike.

Michael attended Michigan State University majoring in Theory and Composition. There he was a front man for "Climaxx" an R&B/funk band. Although he gave up his formal education for the Marine Corps, his love for music never ceased, joining various bands wherever duty called, in the US and abroad. He developed his talent for commercial and music production while working at a local Guam Radio Station (KGUM).

When his military career ended Michael moved to Washington, DC where he began to develop his musical craft, delving deeper into song writing and music production. He worked for DC based Showtime Records, where his received credits on MC Manny Mann's Showtime Records release "Outstanding" in the 1980's. His next job lead him to Wired for Sound Records where he wrote and produced releases that included dance, house, R&B and soul. Some of his most recent credits include writing and producing for 1997 "Wammie" nominee Ingrid Blazer's "Vanity" single and accompanying 1997 "Wammie" nominated Jeff Aug on drums on his new age CD "In the Breezeway."

In 1992 Michael started is own production company, Dumbluck Productions giving him more freedom to expand his funkified creative juices. He recorded, produced and released his own EP entitled "ForeFathers". The CD features Steve Bundick on sax and various vocal guests. Michael recently released, “exhale” to critical acclaim in the fall of 2003 and received 4 “WAMMIE” nominations from the Washington Area Musician’s Association. Michael is currently working on several projects that include Ingrid Blazer's debut CD, expected to release in the fall of 2004.




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