Known for his strong vocals, musical diversity and worshipful approach,
Michael is a songwriter, arranger and producer whose skilled on guitars, dulcimer
and mandola have blessed many.
Originally from Montreal, he moved to England with his family the year the Beatles broke loose in the UK. After enduring the rigors of an all boy's Catholic school, he studied at the University in Grenoble to renew his French. He then studied law at The University of Kent, England, and moved to Vancouver after a period of travel to take a teaching degree at UBC. Unsure about committing to a legal vocation, he chose to enter a jazz-commercial music program at Langara College, Vancouver. In 1979 he toured with an acappella group "The Brass Tacks Vocal Choir". For 4 years he played in "The Hart Brothers", playing in arts centers, schools, and festivals. In 1984, he responded to the twin calling of being a musical artist and teacher after some studies at Regent College. With a passion for Christian faith and ministry opportunities, he sought to develop his art with integrity.
In 1985 he married Jan and they had two children, Jessi and Joel. Over the past 27 years he has recorded eight release as an indie artist, played at Festivals, Banquets, conferences, retreats, Services, and played in every Province in Canada. A creative artist and distinctive worship leader, his music boldly declares the reality of a relationship with God, while whispering parables inclusive of the hard knocks of life yet trusting in the coming of the Kingdom.
His latest and 8th release is a stunning all instrumental work, "All
The Things I Feel But Didn't Know How To Say". ALBUM REVIEW
Michael's 25-year track record bears a
consistent witness. His last CD "So Far So Good" was nominated for four
Covenant Awards in October 2010, including best compilation release, best
jazz-blues song, best country-bluegrass song, and best francophone song!
His 6th release "Desire" received positive reviews in 2006. It was given
the "independent album of the year" in 2006 in the UK's "Never For
Nothing" webzine Never for
Michael was asked to play at Canada's Bluebird North, a concert evening of Canadian songwriters, organized by Songwriter's Association of Canada SAC
HOUSE CONCERTSMichael has been playing house concerts - the ultimate unplugged/wireless event! The house concerts display his growing instrumental diversity. Check the mp'3's and Order on iTunes.
SOULKEEPER STUDIOMichael has produced Christine Magee's debut album "Overcome" nominated for three Covenant Awards, and taking home the best "Jazz-Blues" Song in 2008. As he enjoys mentoring others, he will be producing two independent western Canadian artists in 2011.
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