From Bach to Beatles to Bagpipes, classy to casual to hip, and everything in between. Michael's music is the perfect compliment to your event at a affordable price. Guitar, Bagpipe, Voice, Sound Engineer
Michael is a very versatile and highly sought after musician and has been playing professionally since 1992. He has been playing guitar for 40 years and the bagpipes for 30 years. Michael has a B.S. in Music from the University of Colorado at Denver where he has also been on the faculty of the College of Arts and Media for 12 years as a lecturer of music. Michael is also a member of the American Federation of Musicians, Denver Musicians Association and the Denver Wedding Professionals, the Association of Bridal Consultants, Funeral and Memorial Vendors Association of Colorado and a founding member of the Centennial State Pipe Band.
As a guitarist, Michael performs and teaches most all styles, including pop, jazz, rock, blues, classical, celtic, and new age. He specializes in finger-style, classical and contemporary guitar. He also sings a variety of styles. Michael possesses an impressive set list and knows enough material to play for hours.
As a bagpiper, Michael has been the representative bagpiper for John Dewar's Scotch Whisky White Label promotions for seven years. He has also been the representative piper for Johnny Walker Scotch Whisky, Crown Royal, Murphy's Stout, Newcastle Ale as well as numerous Single Malt labels. Michael has performed at some very prestigious functions: the Columbine Memorial at the Colorado State Capitol, United States Marine Corp. 230th Annual Ball, Sun Microsystems John Elway Golf Classic, graduations for the University of Colorado Law School, Denver University and Johnson and Wales University, numerous Colorado Rockies and Colorado Rapids games, as well as the Royal Bank of Scotland coming to America celebration and the Easter Sunrise Service at Red Rocks. Michael has performed for such dignitaries as Former Vice President Al Gore, British Counsel General John McGuire, Colorado Governor Bill Owens and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, as well as high profile clients like John Elway, Mike Shanahan and Michael Jordan. Michael possesses a huge repertoire appropriate for any occasion.
Michael has performed for audiences from the Colleges of California to the Pubs of Ireland and he currently performs at 275+ functions a year, including weddings, funerals, military functions, schools, retirement homes, golf tournaments, parties, corporate functions, promotions, conventions, bars, and more. Michael is a very versatile musician and has the experience to custom tailor any performance to suit any type of function.
Outside from his performing, Michael teaches music at the University of Colorado at Denver as well as private guitar and pipe lessons to 30+ students a week and also runs his own recording studio where he composes and records music for film, video and commercials.
Michael is the most booked Bagpiper and Guitarist on Gigmasters in Colorado and the winner of Gigmasters Top Bagpiper and Guitarist Award for 3 years nationwide!!! Michael provides the highest caliber in quality, excellence, and professionalism.
Michael looks forward to working with you to play his part in making your event a complete success!!!