Michael Besson was born and raised in Haiti, West Indies. He attended the St. Vincent School for the Disabled in the capital of Haiti. He began to play the guitar at the age of eight. After only two weeks of private lessons, Michael started to accompany his father who was a singer. He has traveled all over Haiti playing the guitar in churches and concerts. Michael immigrated to the United States in 1985. Michael is a versatile guitarist and bassist. He plays jazz, fusion, flamenco, Gospel, Caribbean music and more! He has performed as a solo artist and also as the lead guitarist in a band.