For those of you who don't know me (yet!), call me Michael or Mike; I answer to both! :)
I am a 50 year old married father of four. In addition to being a family man... I am also an IT guy, owner of a small media company, founder of an indie record label, a songwriter/composer, a keyboard player, a graphic designer, a God lover and worshipper, a regional traveler (meaning let's hop in the minivan and drive to the mountains or the beach!), a gardener, and a genealogy nerd!
All of my passions, professions, and pastimes fit in to that big ole pot!
I have loved God since I was a small child, and have loved music for just as long. I always knew that I would always love both, but never did I imagine that I would be able to do them together! I can't even count the years that I have been composing my own music, quietly in my headphones, honing my craft in secret... only for the Lord's ears to hear. My first time actually performing in public was only several years ago, when I stepped outside of my comfort zone to join a church worship team.
While on the team, I began experimenting with some jazzy chords and changes, as we were ministering contemporary worship songs. That's when the bug first bit me lol! I eventually stirred up a desire to do some of my own jazzy worship (like some of the music I used to play on a Christian Jazz radio show I hosted decades prior). Fast forward through a series of life experiences, trials, and learning... I am now about to release my very first multi-song project... full of the music that I've always wanted to do. God is good!
I count myself truly blessed to be able to create some outside-the-box worship music to honor my Lord with. I pray He enjoys it, and I pray you do as well!
Oh, and by the way... yes those are my hands, and that's my upright piano on the front page lol ;)