Michael grew up in Virginia Beach. He attended The Berkeley School of Music and was a tremendous talent in the local and regional music scene. His bands and projects played extensively in the college and club circuit up and down the east coast for three decades. But of all his many popular projects, he will certainly be best known as a founding member, song writer and guitarist for the band Locals Only. With three albums released, Mike inspired many with his guitar prowess and infectious smile and presence on stage.