History

ARTIST

Michael has released four solo CDs: Glory, Motion, A Thousand Faces and Nevada. His music blends strong melodies with lyrical poetry and layered sonic textures to create an emotional journey in song form. He has performed his music for years in venues and festivals throughout Detroit as well as in prestigious showcase rooms such as The Blue Bird in Nashville and The Ark in Ann Arbor. He started his career as a founding member of the Atlantic Records band Rebel Heels. As a member of Rebel Heels, Michael is a published songwriter with EMI and MCA publishing companies.


COMPOSER / MUSIC DIRECTOR

From 2000 to present day, Michael has been composing and arranging music for corporate events throughout the world. Bands are selected to perform based on client and music needs. They perform live and in the studio. Michael has music directed shows and performed in New York, Las Vegas, Dallas, London, Geneva, Beijing, Cannes, Frankfurt etc...for clients such as Ford, Chrysler, GM, John Deere, The Ryder Cup, Amway, EACH (greater Detroit church initiative...Everyone a Chance to Hear) and for The Detroit Red Wings' Karen Newman.
Along with live shows Michael has composed scores, licensed original music, created sound design and enhanced tracks for a variety of clients including Ford, Chrysler, The Detroit Zoo, Henry Ford, Amway, Royal Caribbean. See more under the “Projects” section on the main page.


Along with live shows, Michael has composed scores, licensed original music, created sound design and enhanced tracks for a variety of clients including Ford, Chrysler, The Detroit Zoo, Henry Ford, Amway, Royal Caribbean. Check out the Scoring page to see a sampling of his scores


PRODUCER

Michael has produced over 35 artists' CDs including award winning CDs by JD Lamb (Feel That), and James Wailin (Rhythm of Life). Other artists he has produced include Jill Jack, Mia Green, Stewart Francke, Alyssa Simmons, Chuck Shirock, Barbara Payton, Silverweed, Jibilian/Glass, Melissa McClain, Sister Seed, Hope Orchestra, David Folks, Terry Farmer and the Howlin Diablos… See more under the “Projects" section on the main page.

Contact

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mkingmusic@comcast.net

248.515.5226