Radio Star


Birthday: October 15th
Hometown: Merrimack, NH

Favorites:

Bands: Police/Sting, Squeeze, Billy Joel, Elton John, The Fixx, Duran Duran, Joe Jackson, and, of course, nearly anything 80's

Movies: Star Wars (any and all), History of the World Part I, Monty Python, James Bond, A Christmas Story, The Hangover

TV Shows: Family Guy, Psych, American Pickers

Food: Chinese, Sushi, Mexican

Drink: Iced Coffee, Coke, Jack Daniels, Mojitos, Caipirinhas, and a few types of beers

Turn-Ons: Nothing I can mention without some sort of parental warning on this page

Dislikes: Lousy drivers, losing my keys onstage after wearing spandex

Someday: Will remember the words to all the songs



Mike started playing many moons ago when his parents bought an organ in the mid-70's.  His first brush with greatness was an appearance on the old WBZ-TV show "Community Auditions", where he performed the theme to "Star Wars" to the delight of friends and family.  If you ask nicely, perhaps the band will do a rousing rendition of "Star of the Day".

Realizing that carting an organ around was an immense pain in the ass, Mike stopped playing for a number of years.  In high school, however, his parents bought him his first synthesizer (thanks Mom & Dad), and he was hooked.  Naturally, tunes like "Axel F" and Van Halen's "Jump" became requisite material for a synth-playing high school kid in the 80's, and Mike was no exception.

While attending college, he decided to buckle down and concentrate on his studies, then realized that all work and no play makes Mike a rather boring engineer.  Bitten again by the music bug, he continued to grow his collection of synthesizers, playing in a local college band (school of male engineers + hot chick lead singer = instant success).

After college, Mike joined a local band, "Caught in the Act."  Eventually, he found himself providing vocals as well as keyboards for this group.  In the late 1990's, Mike also joined "Beyond Recognition".

In 2001, Mike began playing with "Open Bar", a popular cover band based in the North Shore area.  He left in late 2005 and formed "Radio Star" with the former members of "Beyond Recognition".  Mike is the only remaining member of the original "Radio Star" lineup.