BACKGROUND: Partners and co-producer with John Kay, keyboardist with Steppenwolf, Michael has worked with Boz Scaggs, Mick Fleetwood, Christy McVie, Billy Burnette, Phil Seymour, Danny Hutton (3 Dog Night), Rick Derringer, Les Dudek, the Pointer Sisters and jazz/saxophonist Tom Scott.  Michael and Steve Cropper (of the Blues Brothers) performed and recorded the music for the movie "Satisfaction" (starring Justine Batemen and Julia Roberts...the soundtrack includes Rock And Roll Rebels" co-written by Michael and John Kay), is credited for his work on the "Pretty In Pink" soundtrack (starring Molly Ringwald), and has worked on various television commercials including a Diet Pepsi ad starring Ray Charles and featuring Jerry Lewis, Bo Jackson, Vic Damone, and Charro.

"Lines at Dusk" (John McGuire, dist. by Navona Records 2020);
"A La Maniere De Defaye" (Peter Ellefson), dist. by CD Baby 2017);
"The Sunstone" (The Psychedelic Ensemble, Musea Records March 2015);
"Prelude To The Holy Dark" (Amir Zaheri, dist. by Navona Records 2015);
"Forbes Plays Forbes" (Mike Forbes, dist. by Summit Records 2014);
"Chapter II" (Anthony Barfield, dist. by CD Baby 2013);

See Video Page for composition and video work.
THE KEYTAR: "What IS that thing, anyway?"
A remote keyboard that itself makes no sound. It connects via "midi" (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) to a secondary keyboard which generates the sound. See Video Page for playing examples (Higher Power)