Whispers from Space
Born in Alexandria, Virginia, Michael began playing guitar and piano at age 10, then moved on to bass guitar, mandolin, and other stringed instruments, as well as keyboards and syntesizers. He was a founding member of Grande Hotel and Metropolis, groups that appeared frequently at the Bayou, the Cellar Door, the Warner Theatre, and Louie's Rock City in the Washington DC area. More recently he performed occasionally with Downtown, at a number of area nightclubs. He is currently a member of the group Ritual Echo. Michael works in his home recording studio, and has served as engineer and producer of Ritual Echo CDs. He composed an original score for the Ralph Coon film documentary about UFO author and entrepeneur Gray Barker, 'Whispers From Space ' which has been released on CD for the first time. An honors graduate of the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC, he has pursued a career in art as well as music. Michael owns one of the country's premiere animation and film art galleries, ArtInsights, located in Reston Town Center, Virginia.