Mike is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer currently living in Fairport, NY. Playing guitar since he was 8 years old, he was first turned on to rock music via the Beatles. Other influences are Mark Knopfler, David Gilmour and more recently, Tommy Emmanuel. He owns and operates a recording studio (Tonesearch Studios) and is currently working on Junkyardfieldtrip material and producing/recording that of other bands/artists. In addition, He produces music for advertising, film and television. Mike was the guitarist/founding member of western NY band Uncle Plum and a former member of Times Square, Cheater, Woody Dodge, and The Tommy Brunett Band. In addition to JYFT, he also currently plays guitar with Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Lou Gramm (Foreigner), Joe Brucato & the Joyous Noise and and Cosco, Gladstone & Cosco.
Mike has shared the stage with artists such as ZZ Top, Eddie Money, Jefferson Starship, Kelly Pickler, Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker, The Outlaws, The Gin Blossoms, George Thorogood, Joan Osborn, Lit and many others.