Mike is the band's lead guitarist and provides lead vocals. He has been playing guitar since he was 10 and his early influences include Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore, Santana and Jimi Hendrix. Recent influences include Joe Satriani, Steve Morse, John Petrucci and Steve Vai.
Mike has played in and out of bands over the years, and has been involved in various side projects. Of his many accomplishments, Mike recorded a jazz album entitled "Flight of the Phoebus" with long time teacher Chris Phoebus.
Mike was the winner WDHA FM's 2008"Boogie with Satch"
guitar competition. He appeared on the WDHA morning show with Jim Monaghan on October 17, 2008.
: 1976 Les Paul Custom, Music Man John Petrucci Model, Fender Strat, Taylor 410 CE; Mesa Triaxis, Mesa 2 90 power amp, Mesa speakers, Lexicon MPX G2, Carvin XV, Shure Beta 58A mic, Monster cables