At an early age, Mike’s parents got him a set of drums one year for Christmas. He broke the heads the next day from hitting them too hard! They decided to get him something else, a guitar. He also took piano lessons when he was 9. After seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, it was now time to concentrate on the guitar. Mike’s dad had a large record collection & started to introduce him to all kinds of music. The love for music continued to grow.
Mike played in garage bands through high school at various local events and private parties. A few years later, he traveled in a show band and played all over the country for 3 years. After returning home to Dayton, he played in the local band Sunrise for 4 years at a club called Little Abners in Huber Heights. For the next 10 years he played with several local bands, Six Pack, County Line Express, and Night Moves.
Then it was time to put music on hold for a while to spend more time with his wife and son. Mike has recently decided to return to playing music and is enjoying meeting new people and friends, and seeing friends he has met through the years once again.