Michael performs on nylon and steel string guitar. He has performed events for Chevrolet, Ping Golf Corp, Oscar Meyer, Wells Fargo et al. Michael has crafted his performances to specialize in weddings and special events. He has performed his own concerts and opened for Herbie Hancock, Tom Scott and Scott Cossu as well. Michael's been performing weddings/events for the last 33 years and since 1988 in Washington and Oregon from Hood River, Or. to Cannon Beach, Or. Seattle, Wa. to Eugene, Or. His genre is Classical, Spanish Classical Spanish/Flamenco, Celtic, music of the 20's to the 50's, Bossa Nova, Brazilian, traditional Latin, Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, standards, 60's and 70's, Folk, soft Rock, Country, Blues, all instrumental and no vocals. Even though Michael has released four Cd's of original compositions and one of cover songs and a Christmas Cd, he still feels his wonderful clients want popular songs to enhance their event. Imagine an evening of original music that most likely no one's heard yet or an evening of popular songs that bring back the best of memories and will stay with them long after the event is over. Even still he's had lots of requests for his own original songs. Michael bases his success on his variety of styles and his musical approach to each and every song, his great attitude and willingness to work with the client to make each event a success. He'll even play a little longer so as not be a clock watcher. Don't be surprised if he doesn't take a break at all for he loves to perform. And now a little more about Michael. He has received world wide airplay from the US, Canada, Britain to Japan. Local radio station in Portland, Or. KMHD FM 89.1 has aired his music since 1988 and KINK FM 102 radio. since 1991. His music is featured on "KINK Lights Out 9 and 10". Proceeds from sales go to the Oregon Food Bank. Michael and co-writer Kenyon Matthews won an American Eagle Award from the CMAA in 1996 for "Songwriter of the Year". Michael's recording "Come back to Sorrento" from his release "Amor" is used in a sitcom in Canada called "Alice, I Think". He released a Christmas CD called "Acoustic Christmas" in November 2006. And from that release the American Greetings Corporation is using his recording of John Lennon's "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in a John Lennon Christmas ornament. American Greetings Corporation was unable to clear the rights to use "Happy Xmas (War is Over)", so it didn't happen. All of his 55 recorded songs can be found on popular download sites: itunes, Musicforte, Rhapsody, etc. Currently he's recording songs he composed and performed at weddings. This new release is titled "Together As One". Release date: 20??. Michael is always consistent in creating a wonderful and stress-less environment of musical excellence. A few have said, "The music was the easiest to take care of, stress free.". With thirty three years of performing experience you'll receive the best professional music service you'd expect. Here's a quote: "Michael plays with passion that is so consistently missing from music these days. Listen to his writing. Listen to his guitar playing. You'll have a tough time finding one better". Kevin Welch former Music Director KINK Radio 102fm, Portland, Oregon.